2017 October

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A New and Improved Japanese Bullet Train Is in the Works

If you’ve ever lived or been to Japan, then you’ve definitely heard of, or even ridden, a Shinkansen or bullet train. The Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) officially announced that they are working on a new-generation bullet train – the Chuo Shinkansen. Find out about it here! Chuo Shinkansen jp.fotolia.com/ The Chuo Shinkansen is…

Meet The Murata Robot, An Innovative Solution for A Smarter Japan!

Have you ever seen Murata Robots before? You may well have come across them on news or advertisements. They are small robots which have been developed by the Murata Company. This company is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of advanced electronic materials. The first robots were launched in 2005 and are…

Find Out Why This Osaka Museum Closed in 2013 and What Remains of it in 2017

Besides being known as the “Nation’s Kitchen,” Osaka has quite a history when it comes to its maritime culture. It has also been a popular place for the trading of goods. In line with this, the Mayor of the city opened the Osaka Maritime Museum in 2000 in order to reflect the importance of the…

Don’t Miss This UNESCO-Recognized Japanese Festival in Kumamoto This November!

Discover this 400-year-old festival that has recently been designated as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. See the Yatsushiro Myoken Festival this November 2017 in Kumamoto Prefecture! Yatsushiro Myoken Festival Dubbed as one of the three great festivals in Kyushu, the Yatsushiro Myoken Festival is celebrated yearly on November 22 and 23. An autumn festivity at…

Find Out About This Amazing ‘Floating Bonsai’ Created in Japan!

You are probably familiar with the cute Japanese art form called “bonsai,” but are you familiar with the so-called art project “Air Bonsai?” This project allows people to create their own ‘floating star’ by growing and nurturing it. It was made by a small company called “Hoshinchu” in Kyushu, Japan. It doesn’t only treasure the…

Be Amazed By These 6 Crazy Facts About Instant Ramen!

Instant ramen is, for many people, one of the best Japanese inventions created! It has revolutionized the food industry and has now taken over convenience stores in Japan and all over the world. It comes in numerous different varieties, flavors, and sizes, and is perhaps one of the easiest foods to have on the go.…

Looking For Delicious Vegan Food in Fukuoka? Check out These 3 Restaurants!

Fukuoka, located in the north of Kyushu, is famous for its yatai (屋台), or open-air food stands, but may not seem to have much to offer vegetarians and vegans at first glance. However, if you know where to look you can find some great plant-based options here! If you’re planning on visiting this vibrant city,…

Don’t Miss This Showing of the Second Cardcaptor Sakura Movie in December 2017!

“O Key that conceals the power of my star, reveal your true nature to me, by my power, I command you! Release!” Did you find yourself chanting this well-known incantation too? Cardcaptor Sakura is one of the most popular mahou shojo (magical girl) series in Japan. It has received a lot of success since it…

Want To Get in Shape? Check Out These 3 Good Fitness Clubs in Japan

The number of people wanting to get fit in Japan has been increasing in recent years. This has led to the opening of several health and fitness clubs around the country which cater to health-fanatics’ needs. Fitness doesn’t only help people stay in good shape but it also curbs the nation’s ballooning medical expenses and…
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