By Kiezzsa

Should a Female Successor Be Allowed to Ascend the Japanese Imperial Throne?

The engagement of Princess Mako (眞子さま), the eldest grandchild of Emperor Akihito (明仁さま), sparked not only a celebration of a joyous affair but also a debate on the status of women in the Royal Family. Japan’s Imperial Family follows the Imperial Household Law (皇室典範), which was in place since 1947 when the Emperor became a…

Can You Trick Your Brain into Eating Less with Japan’s “Diet Goggles”?

Japan is a very communal country and as such, one of the things Japanese people avoid is sticking out. There is a strong pursuit to be “just like everyone else.” This kind of thinking can be seen even in the way they take care of their bodies. Asians are usually on the slimmer side, especially…

Is This Japanese Traditional Method of Kimono Coloring Almost Dead?

“Innovation” is a word that most people are familiar with. This simple word has allowed societies to advance beyond our imagination. It has brought us to an era where it seems like anything is possible. Japan, in particular, is a well-known country when it comes to innovation. Similarly, the country is also known for its…

Take a Closer Look at Japanese Architecture at the ARCHI-DEPOT Museum in Shinagawa!

An architectural model is an important part of an architect’s planning stage because it is the physical representation of a structure. Instead of just looking at a blueprint or a sketch, an architectural model provides a 3D perspective to an architectural design. This way, the architect can communicate his or her design ideas to the…

Manga-Inspired Uniforms Take Over Real Life Japanese Schools?!

As an avid manga reader and cosplay fan, I used to daydream of attending Japanese schools and wearing all those cute uniforms I could see from shoujo mangas that I read. Of course, in time, I realized that even though uniforms from shoujo mangas are sometimes inspired from real-life Japanese school uniforms, they are rarely…

Learn the Japanese Language by Watching These 3 Dramas

Learning a foreign language as an adult is not impossible. However, it can be quite daunting especially because during your 20s or even during your teens, your brain may not be as efficient in soaking up knowledge as it once was when you were a child. Also, if you’re in a country that does not…
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