2016 October

All About the Twin Tail Hairstyle and Japan’s Pigtail Hair Idol Group

Japan has a long-time love affair with pigtails. This is better termed as “twin tail (ツインテール)” in the country and is definitely not a new hairdo. However, in the last few years, it has become more popular than ever. You can see many endless characters in video games, manga, and animations sporting this kind of…

Cold Stone Creamery Joins the Soft Cream Bandwagon in Japan!

Summer (or any warm day) in Japan is never complete without ice cream. It is not just any ordinary cold dessert that people are in love with. Japanese people have an infatuation for soft serve ice creams, better known and called as soft cream or “sofuto kuriimu” in Japanese. These are so soft as a…

4 Japanese Sweets That Make Perfect Souvenirs for Your Loved Ones

When you give food souvenirs in Japan, you don’t only consider the taste, but you also have to think of their beautiful presentations. Because of this, it becomes an easy thing for people to choose wagashi (和菓子 – Japanese confections) as they are lovely to look at. If you’re planning on giving somebody the perfect…

Stressed With Work? Here Are 3 J-Dramas That You Might Relate To

After studying and graduating, we go on to our working lives wherein we would remain so for a couple of decades (unless we happen to get lucky and retire early after accumulating enough fortune). There may be some issues that we might face in our work lives no matter which stage of life we are…

Has Everyone Forgotten About the JRPG Classic ‘Parasite Eve’?

In the past few years, the world of gaming has one under heavy fire from progressives and women’s rights groups claiming that female game characters are incredibly sexist. They especially point to games made in Japan where it is common for female game characters to be clad in less fabric than you might find or…

Do You Know What Japanese Anime Was Inspired by This Town?

Places we get to see in anime are usually inspired by real life locations. In one episode, we might see Tokyo Tower (東京タワー) or Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー) and we would know immediately that the story takes place in Tokyo (東京). For the swimming anime Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club, a quaint town in Tottori Prefecture…

5 of the Most Anticipated Japanese Festivals to Watch Out for in Kyoto

Kyoto (京都) is the perfect destination to experience different festivals during varying seasons in Japan. It is also one of the places each tourist should visit when visiting the country. It is quieter and quainter than other cities in the country and is surrounded by very rich culture and tradition. If you plan to visit…

Get to Know the Beautiful Japanese Actress Kiritani Mirei and Her Projects

If you’ve watched the shoujo manga adaptation films Koisuru Vampire (恋する・ヴァンパイア) and Heroine Shikkaku (ヒロイン失格), then you must be familiar with these two movies’ female lead, Kiritani Mirei (桐谷美玲)! Currently, Mirei is working on a Japanese drama entitled Suki na Hito ga Iru Koto (好きな人がいること) alongside three handsome and popular Japanese actors, Miura Shohei (三浦翔平),…

Feeling Lonely? Rent a Middle-Aged Japanese Guy to Give You Company

Social isolation has always been an issue in Japan. Less do people know that this actually poses a threat to society. There are times when being isolated from others lead to bad behaviors which then result to violent acts. Sometimes, these are hard to eliminate or prevent. This is one of the reasons why it…

Paid ‘Pet Holidays’? This Company in Japan Gives Its Employees Just That

Pet ownership is very popular in Japan. Most of the time, pets are considered part of the family system wherein many of them are given enough care to be called family members. Just like children, they are well loved by their owners who give them priority over several things. However, there are cases when pet…
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