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Get to Know Another Side of Japan by Watching These 2 Hollywood Movies

Japan is undeniably one of the most well-known countries in Asia. Oftentimes, Japan and its culture are depicted in pop culture and fictional works, including Hollywood films. While most Hollywood movies use Japan as a decorative element in their plot, some of them actually place Japan in the core of the story. Let’s take a…

Who Is This Rising Young Japanese Actor With 3 Upcoming Films in 2018?

Through the years, a lot of young Japanese actors have been gaining popularity and recognition among fans. Popular actors such as Yamazaki Kento, Satoh Takeru, and Miura Haruma have made a mark and became known for their respective roles. And adding to the growing list is another young man who has caught the attention of…

Japanese Anime Hit ‘Your Name’ Is Going to Be a Hollywood Live-Action Film!

Following the success of the Japanese animation Kimi no Na wa or Your Name in 2016, a Hollywood live-action remake is going to be released in the future. Although there are no clear announcements yet regarding the filming locations, TOHO (a Japanese film distributor) has already announced that the live-action Hollywood version of the animation…

Will Hello Kitty as Wonder Woman Help Promote the Superhero Film in Japan?

Sanrio’s (サンリオ) Hello Kitty (ハローキティ) is known for emulating different characters such as the gun-slinging schoolgirl from the 2016 Sailor Suit and Machine Gun (セーラー服と機関銃) movie or as the iconic robot in Mazinger Z (マジンガーZ), a Japanese super robot manga series. However, for the first time in history, Hello Kitty will be partnering with a…

Famous Vocaloid Character, Hatsune Miku Collaborates with Hollywood Stars!

Hatsune Miku is wildly successful in Japan and there have been several collaborations between Hatsune Miku and Japanese artists. However, you may not know about some of her collaborations with Hollywood celebrities. These are a few Hollywood celebrities whom Hatsune Miku has collaborated with. 来週10月25日(火)20:55~放送の「セガなま」で、『初音ミク VRフューチャーライブ』を特集!(舞浜たろう)https://t.co/lYrq9nxjDi #pjd_sega #PSVR #セガなま pic.twitter.com/cbNDoONrUp — SEGA feat. 初音ミク 公式…

3 Reasons Why Hollywood Movies are Less Popular in Japan Box Office Today

During the westernization of Japan, more Japanese filmgoers prefer foreign films–particularly Hollywood films–over Japanese cinema. However, just recently, Japan is now turning the table on Hollywood as more Japanese moviegoers are choosing their home-grown cinema. Last year, 14 out of the top 20 box office films that were released in Japan were produced locally by…

3 Hollywood Celebrities and Their Top-Secret Japanese Commercials

With the westernization of Japan, Hollywood actors have been invited to attract more consumers to subscribe to various Japanese products and services. However, Hollywood actors sometimes do not report that they starred in a commercial (CM) endorsing bags, beverages, and other products outside the US because of the stigma that their value as a serious…

The Celebrities That You Had No Idea Were Born in Japan

Honestly – I’m not big on celebrity culture. I don’t follow the latest gossip or rush to the cinemas to see the next big hit of Hollywood’s best stars. However, when I recently discovered a favourite actress of mine was born in Japan, I decided to investigate how many celebrities have unexpected roots in Japan,…

Top 7 Japanese Actresses you know from Hollywood Movies

If you are a fan of foreign films and are up to date on all the latest Japanese movies, no doubt you will have a list of favourite Japanese actresses to go with those movie titles. But what about Japanese actresses in Hollywood? How many of these celebrities do you know and which of their…

Get Lost in Your Favourite Movies at Universal Studios Japan!

In Japan, lots of people love American culture and American movies are always very popular – big name actors even appear in commercials they would never consider back home, so it’s not surprising to discover Japan has its own Universal Studios just outside the city of Osaka. It’s pretty easy to find, just head to…
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