Monthly Archives: February 2017

From Himura Kenshin (緋村剣心), the man who vowed not to kill, Japanese heart-throb Sato Takeru (佐藤健) becomes the man who cannot be killed as he takes the lead role Nagai Kei (永井圭) for the live-action adaptation of Ajin (亜人): Demi-Human which is set to hit the big screen in...

The Japanese Royal Family, or the Imperial Family, consists of Emperor Akihito (明仁さま), the Empress Michiko Shoda (正田美智子さま), their children and other family members. The Imperial House was founded in 660 BC by the first emperor of Japan, Jimmu (神武). It is the oldest dynasty in the world, with 125...

Are you interested in getting to know Japanese ikemen (good-looking men)? Would you be interested in a show where a girl disguises herself as a boy? Then the Japanese drama Hanazakari no Kimitachi e: Ikemen Paradise (花ざかりの君たちへ~イケメンパラダイス~), also known as Hana Kimi, might be for you! Hana Kimi is a...

As we know, there are many Japanese restaurant branches in other countries. However, these restaurants may have changed their recipes from the original dishes offered in Japan. This might be because ingredients of certain dishes are hard to come by, or because restaurant owners decide to tailor to the...

Japanese people love to find something new and follow trends. Their keen eyes are also on new celebrities including singers, bands, actors, actresses, models, and comedians. You might have seen on Japanese TV programs or in Japanese magazines news on newcomers who give shy smiles to the audience. On...

Well-known Japanese actress from the morning drama Hanako to Anne (花子とアン), Yoshitaka Yuriko (吉高由里子) is appearing on a Wednesday NTV drama titled Tokyo Tarareba Musume (東京タラレバ娘)! If you have watched the live-action film Gantz, then you must be familiar with Yoshitaka Yuriko, the supporting actress of the film. Yoshitaka Yuriko,...

In 2016, Japan Info posted an article about the winner of Mister Japan 2016, Yamagishi Masaya (山岸将也), who was 23 years old when he won the male beauty pageant. As Yamagishi Masaya won the Mr. Japan 2016 title, he proceeded to compete in Mister International in February 2017 as...

Experiencing a traditional onsen (温泉) in Japan has always posed a problem for me. It's not the hot water nor the price that worries me, but the obligation to get completely naked before jumping in. That handkerchief-sized, piece of cloth handed to you before entering? That's intended for a...

One of Japan’s greatest treasures is its huge variety of delicious food. The reason why there are quite a number of dishes in Japan is due to its rich and diverse culture and history, as well as the climates which differ in various regions. Therefore, there is an abundance...

When you're looking for somewhere to stay in Tokyo, the choices are endless. However, one hotel that has never failed me is Toyoko Inn (東横イン). I have been to several different branches of the hotel around Japan and they always provide guests with a great service and an awesome...

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