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Two of the most anticipated live-action adaptations for 2017 are the comedies, Gintama (銀魂) starring Oguri Shun (小栗旬) and The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (斉木楠雄のサイ難) starring Yamazaki Kento (山崎賢人), both of which are directed by Yuichi Fukuda (福田雄一). Both films have just released their respective trailers and the...

"Laughter is the best medicine." It may be a cliché, but apparently, many people believe in this philosophy as we put our TV sets in our homes and tune into entertainment shows to relieve ourselves from the stress we have been feeling that day. Japan is known for its unique...

If there is one Asian country that pays very high regards to cultural heritage and traditional practices, Japan would have to be one of the obvious picks. It is very much apparent, even when you take a random stroll on any city street. From old castles to gorgeous, old-style ryokan...

La La Land’s box office success and numerous awards put the spotlight back to the nearly forgotten musical genre. This Hollywood film, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, is showing in Japan from February 24, 2017. While waiting for its theatrical release, how about checking out these five contemporary...

Netflix has successfully initiated the idea of streaming-based television content to the Japanese market, propelling the society further into an age of web entertainment. Staying true to their promise made during launch, Netflix Japan has been putting out original domestically-made content aside from their standard programs. While their first...

If you're wondering how Japanese people like to spend their free time, most of them are actually watching television programs. Comedy makes up quite a large portion on Japanese TV and watching a comedy show called 'Shoten' is a very popular way to kill some time. If you have...

Since Netflix launched in Japan last year, it has been going from strength to strength. With a huge selection of anime’s as well as international series and movies; and now - original programming straight from Japan! One of their newest shows is a tongue-in-cheek, fun-loving drama - 'Good Morning...

Japan is a truly beautiful country. Across its various islands, one can experience nearly every type of climate. In the north, beautiful snow peaks and skiing. In the south, an island experience that rivals Hawaii or any of the other pacific islands. In the heart of Japan we have...

Ever wondered what goes around in the world of politics in Japan? We've all heard of the saying "Politics is a dirty game", and while it may be true, the country loved by many has been ranked as the 18th least corrupt country according to the Corruption Perceptions Index...

Are you a fan of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ) and would like to see a different twist on her work? Then meet Hamada Bamyu Bamyu (浜田ばみゅばみゅ), the ojisan (uncle) version of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu! The character behind Hamada Bamyu Bamyu is Masatoshi Hamada (浜田雅功), a comedy veteran best known...

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