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Get Amongst Japan’s Gunpla Craze and Check out How to Build Your Own!

Gundam Plastic Models (Gunpla) for beginners can seem so difficult to create because of its intricate designs and details. However, every gunpla hobbyist started from the beginning too, with no clue on how to build one. A model kit comes with a manual in Japanese. I’m a foreigner who has been living in Japan for…

Josou Danshi: The Cross-Dressing Hobby Gaining Popularity Among Japanese Men!

Generally speaking, Asian men (including Japanese men) have a very different build compared to their western counterparts. With the majority having slim, toned figures, their bodies can adapt to fit all types of clothing. This brings us to the unexpected hobby that has recently reached a new level of popularity in Japan. Josou danshi or…

Culture Center: Try Something New Today!

Work, home, work, home! Have you settled into a boring routine? Does the humdrum of life have you feeling down? Bunka Center Author’s photo Then, it’s time you check out what your local bunka center (culture center) has to offer. Every city has one or two, there are actually three in Nagoya city, although sometimes…