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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Japanese Actor and Dreamboat, Matsumoto Jun

Matsumoto Jun, also affectionately known as “Matsujun” to his fans, is a talented actor, singer, and member of the nationally famous J-pop boy band, Arashi. He gained popularity with the hit high school romance series, Hana Yori Dango, or Boys Over Flowers in English, and continues to make fans give dreamy sighs when he appears…

Why are the Japanese Always asking about your Blood Type?

What’s your Blood Type? Much as how astrology is seen in the Western world, some Japanese are very conscious of a person’s blood type, or ketsuekigata 血液型. Personality, behavior and most importantly compatibility (aka aishou 相性) with another person of a different blood type are topics that have become integrated with daily life but should…

3 peculiar Japanese superstitions

Even in a place as technologically advanced as Japan, there are still some old world beliefs and superstitions. Whether you believe in them or not, they are still not discounted from the culture. From the fascinating to the strange, here are 3 peculiar superstitions still alive and well in Japan. 1. Blood Types jp.fotolia.com/ Not…