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Send the Legendary Japanese Actor, Ken Watanabe Plenty of Positive Vibes!

Few Japanese actors have transcended both domestic and international film as have Ken Watanabe (渡辺謙). Known for his unique voice, incredible acting skills, and range of performances he is definitely one of the most recognisable faces of Japanese acting. He has prevailed in the land of domestic and international show business, all while facing some…

A Brief History of the Toyota Prius- 4 Generations and Still Going Strong!

Few cars in history can be looked back upon as truly revolutionary and industry-altering. One such vehicle is none other than the Toyota Prius: Another proud Nippon innovation. The main selling point, of course, is the mileage, it just keeps getting better with age (like good wine): First: 16KM/L, Second: 22KM/L, Third: 31KM/L, Fourth: 40KM/L).…

2016’s Scrumptious Sakura Strawberry Starbucks! A Look at the Sweet Spring Treats

Everyone knows Japanese people love spring. What’s not to love? The short decent season after you freeze your tush off, and before you sweat off your other things. Oh, and cherry blossoms! Who could forget those? We are kinda crazy about them. This year, for the first time ever, Starbucks has joined in the catering…

Learn How to Read Japanese the Fun Way With Buzzfeed Japan!

When you are learning a new language, textbooks and test materials can get dull at some point. It is best to keep your study material fresh and interesting! I mean, how many times can you read an example of a garbage calendar in order to practice for the JLPT test, or read a passage about…

A Fun Guide to Mastering Japanese Numbers in Kanji!

Numbers are one of the most important things to learn when living abroad. Without them, how could you shop, understand your salary, or most important, exchange phone numbers with a new friend (or potential date)? kanji.jitenon.jp/ As simple as can be. Simply stroke your pen across the paper in a straight, horizontal line. Extra points…

Turn Boring Vegetables into Delicious Works of Art the Japanese Way!

Japanese people are not exactly known for their vegetarian-friendly ways. After all, bacon is often not considered meat in our great nation but rather, a topping. However, the Japanese do love to make the mundane look extraordinary, occasionally taking far too much time to do so. There are several methods to go by when making…

Eat Your Good Luck with Eho Maki – Fortune Sushi Rolls!

Setsubun is almost upon us, the time when we usher in a new season – Spring! We call this Rishhun. But, don’t let the calendar fool you. It is still as cold as the top of Mount Fuji over here! Calendars lie, people! However, one of the most important traditions of this fine holiday involves…

Always Arrive on Time with Japanese Airlines ANA and JAL!

Well, the reports are in. The list of the most punctual airlines in the world has been made, courtesy of www.cnn.com and of course to no surprise, Japanese airlines have come out on top! The main two airlines in Japan are, of course, ANA (All Nippon Airways) and JAL (Japan Airlines). And both, have come…
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