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Are You Aware of the Truth Behind the Plight of the ‘Fukushima 50’?

The term, “Fukushima 50,” was coined by the media to refer to the remaining workers of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (福島第一原子力発電所) after a series of nuclear accidents following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The number was supposed to reflect the workers that were at the site at the time but 50 is…

Did You Know That Power Rangers Was Inspired by a Japanese Series?

“It’s morphin’ time!” – you must be familiar with this phrase and remember shouting it out when you were a kid watching 5 adults turn into superhumans in shining costumes. The first one to do it was the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – the heroes that almost every kid from the ’80s and ’90s would…

Meet Chibatman – Japan’s Own Dark Knight

Batman is the greatest hero in the DC Comics universe. He rides around the city of Gotham fighting crime and bringing justice to the citizens. Sadly, Batman does not exist in real life. While in Japan, the very last thing you would expect while driving around would be to see Batman driving next to you,…

10 Awesome Japanese Heroes You Have Probably Never Heard of Yet

Japan is a land with a long ancient history. Throughout her generations, Japan has produced some incredible people. Hundreds of thousands of great people, and among them there are some truly awesome people. Some you will have heard of, but many you may not have. Here are 10 most epically awesome Japanese people you should…

Kitagawa Keiko, Leading Japanese Actress and Model

Have you watched the live action of Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon years ago? How about Buzzer Beat starring Yamashita Tomohisa? Then, you might be familiar with Kitagawa Keiko (北川景子). She played as Sailor Mars in Sailor Moon live-action while she played as the leading lady for Yamashita Tomohisa in Buzzer Beat. Let’s get to know…

The Japanese Oskar Schindler: A Diplomat Who Saved Thousands of People

A Heroic Story of a Largely Unkown Japanese Hero Many people know Oskar Shindler from the incredible and moving Steven Speilberg directed Schindler’s List about an opportunistic businessman turned humanitarian who risks everything to save as many Jews as he can from Nazi death camps. While Oskar Schindler is internationally lauded as a hero, there…