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A Drone and Robotics Course for High School Students? Only in Japan!

Courses such as the drone and robotics course are specialized fields involving a wide range of knowledge and expertise. They are seen as fairly important programs in the rapidly growing technology industry of Japan. In line with this, a private high school in Japan, Vantan, has recently announced that they will be offering a new…

Learn All About Japanese Schoolgirls With This Great Book!

One of Japans most recognizable icons is the schoolgirl. The sailor-style uniforms are ubiquitous across the country and are found all over many anime films, manga books, and video games. But for those of you who want to know more, this book delves into the cool and surprising world of the Japanese schoolgirl! blog.fmfukui.jp/ What’s…

Who Was the Cutest Japanese High School Girl of 2016?

Japanese high school girls are quite famous around the world. There are many reasons for this, perhaps not all of them appropriate. However, for one reason or another, the image of the Japanese high school girl is one which has captured the attention of the world. It could be the fact that they all wear…

Compensated Dating in Japan: Older Men Dating High School Girls?

‘Enjo kosai’ (援助交際) is a form of compensated dating, which is also known as enko (援交). This is a phenomenon that started around the 1990’s in Japan but has spread to other Asian countries such as Taiwan and South Korea. Compensated dating is the practice of a man dating a young woman, where the man…

Enoshima Prism: A Teen Movie With a Sci-Fi Twist

Japan has cranked out plenty of thrilling films, television shows, and more. Enoshima Prism is one of those films. It was directed by Yasuhiro Yoshida and released in 2013. If you haven’t seen any Japanese movies yet, or if you’re looking for a new one to watch, why not try this one? Let’s take a…

Is Real Japanese School Life Similar to That in Anime?

Anime, which derives from the English word “animation”, is a Japanese cartoon typically in an easily recognizable style that differs from western cartoons. Popular anime shows are subtitled or dubbed into other languages; soe examples of world-famous anime would be Sailor Moon and Pokemon. Although anime comes in a huge variety of genres from drama…

4 Types of Cute and Original Sticky Notes

After living in Japan for 10 years, I’ve come across my fair share of stationery stores and the one thing I cannot get enough is the sticky notes! I have accumulated quite a collection during my time at middle school and high school and I would like to introduce to you a few that I…

A short Introduction to the Anthropology of Japanese Education

Gaps A Building Block of the Japanese Mentality, and the Anthropology of Japanese Education in reference to Lauren J. Kotloff’s “… And Tomoko wrote this song for us” from Thomas P. Rohlen and Gerald K. LeTendre’s “Teaching and learning in Japan (1996)” ecx.images-amazon.com/ While anthropology is referred to as the social science that studies human…

Fun Sports Festival in Japan

Undokai The Sports Festival Tradition In elementary schools and junior high schools in Japan, Sports Festival or Undokai in Japanese, is usually held on Saturday or Sunday in spring (May-June) or autumn (September-October). Students and teachers do a lot of preparation for this school-based community-wide event. They spent several weeks practicing to make this event…
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