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Quickly Reserve Your Seat at One of Japan’s Detective Conan Themed Cafés!

Detective Conan (名探偵コナン) is one of Japan’s most famous anime and manga series, known in a lot of countries all around the world. On 15th April 2017, the new movie The Crimson Love Letter (名探偵コナン から紅の恋歌 – Japanese only) will be released in Japanese theaters. It is perfectly timed for the special Conan-themed cafés that…

Did You Know That Japan Had Its Own Nuclear Weapons Program?

Many years ago, I attended an anti-nuclear assembly in Wakayama, Japan. This was in about 2007 or 2008, well before the March 11, 2011 earthquake that would shut down the country’s entire nuclear power program. The speaker was very much against nuclear power and nuclear development of any kind. Her speech was rather self-congratulatory as…

Attack on Titan, A Silent Voice and More in This Week’s Hot 10 Articles!

Hi, readers! This is the Japan Info staff. We wanted to say thank you for always reading our articles and we’ve got a way for you to enjoy them more! Out of all the posts that have been published over the last week (September 19th to 25th) on Japan Info and/or on Facebook, we are…

Ken Domon, the Award-Winning Photographer Who Captured Life After War on Film

Ken Domon was a renowned 20th-century Japanese photographer who drew attention from the world with his images of the Hiroshima bombing aftermath. He independently documented the ordinary life of people which made him a prolific contributor to Japanese magazines. He is also considered to be the pioneer of realism due to his meticulous way of…

Top 30 Beaches in Japan For the Perfect Summer 2016 Holiday

Out of all of the world’s beaches, which are the most famous? Perhaps, depending on our own location, we might think immediately of the Caribbean, or Bali, Hawaii or Seychelles. Unless you happen to live in Japan, your mind might not immediately think of that country as a beach destination with the exception of Okinawa.…

Have you ever Looked at the Atomic Bombings from a Different Perspective?

The use of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and in general, the policy of bombing civilian cities by all sides of the war, might rank as the absolute lowest point in the history of humanity. I have discussed my thoughts on the use of the atomic bombs before, but today I want to…

Visit One of the Detective Conan Cafes for the Series’ 20th Anniversary!

If you grew up to loving how bad guys who plan crimes always get caught by witty detectives, chances are you’ve seen or heard of the popular manga and anime series Detective Conan from Japan. While this title may not be comparable to your CSI series nor other crime-involved series like Kindaichi, Detective Conan is…

Planning for a great day trip from Kyoto?

Kyoto is one of the biggest tourist draws in Japan and so many foreign and domestic tourists stay here. However, if you want to see areas outside of Kyoto there are still many places you can go on a short trip to visit. Himeji Castle famouswonders.com/ Himeji is a castle town situated West of Kyoto…

Was the Dropping of the Atomic Bombs on Japan Evil?

Remembering the Past Last year I had the opportunity to visit Hiroshima. It is truly a beautiful city. I was also able to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, and museum. It was a very emotional and impactful time. As an American, could not help but feel somewhat guilty. I found myself wondering, “Was it evil?…
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