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Who Is This Cute Little White Bear Who Often Follows San-X’s Rilakkuma?

Everyone knows Rilakkuma, a popular fictional bear character from the company San-X that can be seen in many Japanese merchandise. But did you know that he is usually accompanied by a smaller, child-like white bear called “Korilakkuma”? She often follows him wherever he goes. Unlike Rilakkuma, she is more playful and loves listening to loud…

Love Running Marathons? 5 Tips on How to Plan a ‘Runcation’ in Japan

Food, cherry blossoms, nature, culture, technology, history – these are just some of the many reasons to visit Japan. But consider this reason for your next trip to the Land of the Rising Sun: to join a marathon. With its ideal weather, stellar organization, exciting race expos, and the festive-like atmosphere of race day, participating…

Are You a Yuri!!! on Ice Fan? Check Out This New Collaboration Event in Kyushu!

Yuri!!! on Ice is an animated series produced by MAPPA that aired from October to December 2016. With a total of twelve episodes, the series is primarily about figure skating as a sport and focuses on the story of Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki. Since its airing, the series has grown in popularity. The support…

Shopping in Kitakyushu? Here Are 8 Things to Buy in This Japanese City in 2018

Kitakyushu is an important urban center in Fukuoka Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, located in the southwestern part of Japan. There are plenty of unique places to visit and things to buy in this beautiful subtropical Japanese city, which is, in fact, the largest in entire Kyushu in terms of area. If you are…

Minion Fan? Don’t Miss the Limited Minion Themed Cafes All Over Japan This Summer!

Despicable Me 3 is coming to theaters in Japan on July 21, 2017, and in celebration of this movie, THE GUEST cafe&diner located at PARCO (パルコ) department stores across Japan are hosting a special Despicable Me 3 Cafe. Let’s find out more about it! Minion’s Great Escape CAFE (ミニオン大脱走カフェ) A post shared by theguestcafe&diner (@theguestcafe)…

Smell Good with J-Pop Group Perfume’s Original Fragrance!

Celebrity groups or icons that have carved their names in Japan’s music industry are sure to keep their fame for quite some time. If they have lasted in the industry for more than a decade, then it’s proof that they have made a strong impact on their fans. Aside from making appearances in music shows…

Check Out San-X’s New Character and Its Limited Edition Giant Soft Toy!

If you have been living here in Japan for a number of years, you’re sure to know by now how Japan takes it creativity a step further. But if you’re still new to the country, you’ll gradually come to notice the significant amount of effort most establishments put into promoting their brand. One common form…

Don’t Miss Tokyo Disneyland’s Frozen Fantasy Event Ending Soon!

For a limited time, the special event Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Fantasy is back at Tokyo Disneyland! It is a great chance to meet some of the characters of Disney’s famous movie, Frozen, all around the park. If you’re a fan of this hit movie, why not check it out and find special parades, decorations,…

Discover 9 Places From Natsume Yuujinchou on a Japanese Anime Pilgrimage

For those who want to go on an anime pilgrimage, the biggest question is “Where do I begin?” Natsume Yuujinchou (夏目友人帳) fans, look no further! Let us follow Nyanko-sensei to Hitoyoshi (人吉) in Kumamoto (熊本), Japan. Nyanko sensei, buta neko, Ponta, Madara. He may come with many names but our favorite cat is a popular…

Loved ‘Your Name’? Visit Its Limited Themed Cafe in Tokyo and Nagoya!

Going on a trip to Tokyo, or basically, to any place in Japan, wouldn’t be complete without trying out some of the best, exquisite dishes the area has to offer. From the widely popular sushi and ramen to Japan’s unique variation in tea, coffee, and chocolates, having a taste of them once in a while…
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