2017 February

Fall in Love with Japanese Actor Ikuta Toma and 2 of His Greatest Works!

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 the other hand, due to the…

”Tokyo Dogs” Star Yoshitaka Yuriko is Back in a New Japanese Drama!

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, humbly known as Yuririn by…

What is Japanese Flower Arrangement and How Can It Help Us Heal?

One of the noticeable characteristics of Japanese culture is “discipline.” This is seen in all aspects of their lives, from waking up in the morning to going to bed at night. They also practice it in flower arranging, or Ikebana (生け花), which is another representative aspect of Japanese traditional art. What is Ikebana, what does…

Fans, Get Ready! A Neko Atsume Live Action Movie Is Coming Your Way!

Having a pet or two, or even more in some cases, is a great way of making life that bit brighter. Thanks to the joy that our pets bring us wherever we are in the world, we always have a companion to help keep stress at bay. While some people are pet owners, not everyone…
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Get Your Hands on These 7 Limited Edition Goodies For Sakura Season!

The sakura (cherry blossom; 桜) season is perhaps Japan’s most anticipated time of the year. This essential part of Japanese culture brings a stream of new visitors each year, and with it, a massive boost to the country’s economy. Aside from beauty, these sakura flowers also bring great business to Japan with the increasing volume…

Enjoy Chocolate and Exercise at This Unique Event in Yokohama!

Having a healthy lifestyle nowadays is something people consider a priority, compared to how it was a few years ago. Many people have realized that a healthy lifestyle leads to a much better output, not only physically, but mentally as well. One most popular way of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is by taking up a…

How to Properly Deal With These 3 Emergency Situations in Japan

Staying in a foreign country is fun! As long as you’re well-prepared, you can go travel around all you want. Traveling is surely one of the most exciting and rewarding things you can do in life. However, there are certain cases when surprising incidents can become emergencies. To avoid panicking, you have to stay alert…

Fukushima is Welcoming Tourists Back to These 4 Spectacular Places!

In the year 2011, a huge earthquake and 30-foot (9m) tsunami devastated the Tohoku (東北) region of Japan, making international headlines as one of the worst natural disasters of the 21st century. One of the affected areas includes Fukushima Prefecture (福島県), wherein a nuclear reactor exploded due to the damage brought about by the natural…

Meet this 24-Year-Old Award-Winning Actor With More than 60 Films!

Sometani Shota (染谷将太) is still young, but he has already appeared in more than 60 films, worked with some of the most prominent directors and married with a child to a famous and internationally recognized actress. Sometani Shota imgrum.net/ Also called “Someya” by his fans, Sometani Shota was born in Koto, Tokyo on September 3,…

Battle of the Apes: How Did Nintendo’s Donkey Kong Beat King Kong?

With the upcoming release of the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo seems to be on the upswing after a very troubling period. It is hard to remember that in the late ’80s and throughout the ’90s, Nintendo was on top of the world. It was seemingly indomitable. They could crush any competitors, and they often did. Yet,…
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