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Join the Fun and Dancing at the Unmissable Tokyo Yosakoi Festival This 2017!

Many festivals occur during different seasons in Japan. During the pleasant month of October, the Tokyo Yosakoi Festival is held in order to show people the ever-unique style of “Yosakoi” dance. A lot of people participate in this event and several performers can be witnessed dancing and chanting local folk songs. This 2017, the festival…

Are You a Talented Chef? Represent Japan and Join This Global Chef Competition!

S.Pellegrino Young Chef is an anticipated global competition that recognizes rising culinary talent from across the globe. Every year, it announces a winner among a group of talented chefs who take part in its extraordinary event. Currently, Japan is searching for its representative who will join the international competition in Milan in June 2018. All…

How Well Did Japan Do in Mister International 2017?

In 2016, Japan Info posted an article about the winner of Mister Japan 2016, Yamagishi Masaya (山岸将也), who was 23 years old when he won the male beauty pageant. As Yamagishi Masaya won the Mr. Japan 2016 title, he proceeded to compete in Mister International in February 2017 as a representative of Japan. Mister International…

Meet the Top 5 Japanese Mascots Who Won the Yuru-Chara Grand Prix 2016!

The Yuru-Chara Grand Prix is annually held in Japan where the public chooses their favorite yuru-chara i.e. costumed mascot characters representing local governments and companies. These characters are seen as a means to create awareness of and promote the local governments and corporations for tourism and business purposes. Online voting usually begins from July and…

Enjoy Traditional Dance With Modern Music at the 2016 Tokyo Yosakoi Festival

The heat of the summer might have abated at last, but the streets of Tokyo are still searing! In an upcoming festival, yosakoi dance teams from around Japan will take over the Ikebukuro station area and be performing live! Yosakoi is a style of dance that blends traditional elements of Japanese costumes and dance movements…

The International Wine Challenge is Coming to Japan! Who Will Win the Sake Champion Title?

The International Wine Challenge (IWC) is the most comprehensive and influential wine tasting competition in the world. It is host to many tasting challenges which give companies the chance to promote their award-winning wines. This coming May 2016, the 10th International Wine Challenge Sake Competition (a collaboration between Sake Samurai Association and International Wine Challenge)…

White Hat Hackers to Fight Cyberattacks in Japan

There is an uptrend of cyber attacks happening in Japan recently. Cyber threats against Japan’s infrastructures and services have been noticed. An example of these is the Japanese Petroleum Association wherein many of their PCs were infected by an unknown virus. With the upcoming 2020 Olympics, the country has to find a way to counteract…

Do you want to build a Snowman in Japan?

We all loved to be building snowmen in winter when we were very young, didn’t we? Everywhere in the world, you use three snowballs to make a snowman. But in Japan, you make it with only two. History of Snowman Snowman is a snow statue made of snow by children during winter in regions with…

Summer: Time to try Nagashi Somen

Somen and Nagashi Somen Maybe some of you already know what Somen is. Somen is a Japanese noodle made from wheat flour that are thinner in diameter than the standard noodles. It becomes a favorite dish in Japan during summer, as it is usually served cold and is eaten by dipping it in a sauce…
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