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3 Great Ideas on How to Spend New Year’s Eve in Japan

Another year is almost over, and no doubt you’re thinking about how to spend the New Year’s celebration while you are in Japan. Christmas in Japan is very different to how it is in most Western countries; people often eat chicken and see illuminations with their partner rather than eat homemade food with their families.…

Watch These 4 Comedies from the Director of ‘Gintama’ and ‘Saiki K.’ Live-Action

Two of the most anticipated live-action adaptations for 2017 are the comedies Gintama (銀魂), starring Oguri Shun (小栗旬), and The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. (斉木楠雄のサイ難), starring Yamazaki Kento (山崎賢人), both of which are directed by Yuichi Fukuda (福田雄一). Both films have just released their respective trailers and the actors’ popularity certainly raises viewers’ expectations.…

Get Your Fix of Romance and Tragedy with Japanese Drama Ubai Ai, Fuyu

The recently concluded Japanese TV drama series Ubai Ai, Fuyu (奪い愛、冬) covers love affairs and obsession. The four main characters are tangled up in obsessive relationships. If you’re into romantic tragedy shows, then this is for you! Ubai Ai, Fuyu Synopsis 【リアルタイム連動ツイートなう】 愛する人を奪われた2人?このあと、康太( #三浦翔平 )と蘭( #水野美紀 )にまさかの展開が…‼️‼️‼️#奪い愛、冬 pic.twitter.com/soiRQOd0BO — 『奪い愛、冬』ドラマ公式アカウント (@ubaiai) March 3, 2017 The…

Be Taken On an Emotional Journey with Japanese Drama One Liter of Tears!

If you’re into Japanese drama series and would like to see a very moving drama, then you should try watching Ichi Litre no Namida (1リットルの涙), translated into English as One Liter of Tears. There is a lot to discover with a special episode, a movie and the original diary based on a true story. About…

Love Arashi? One of Their Members is Going to Star in This New J-Drama!

Arashi (嵐) is a popular idol group of singers under Johnny’s Entertainment. Did you know that one of their members, Aiba Masaki (相葉雅紀), is set to star in a primetime drama on Fuji TV (フジテレビ) this spring 2017? This drama will also serve as a celebration of Fuji TV’s 30th year anniversary of Getsu9 (月9).…

Did You Know That Power Rangers Was Inspired by a Japanese Series?

“It’s morphin’ time!” – you must be familiar with this phrase and remember shouting it out when you were a kid watching 5 adults turn into superhumans in shining costumes. The first one to do it was the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers – the heroes that almost every kid from the ’80s and ’90s would…

“Oishii! Umai!” Are Japanese People Obsessed With Food?

If you have ever spent any time watching Japanese TV, you will notice that 90 percent of it is dedicated to food. Food TV shows, cooking shows, comedians reacting to delicious food, comedians reacting to disgusting food, comedians touring their favorite eating places, etc., etc., etc… Why? Are Japanese people obsessed with food? Food is…

Hana Yori Dango: A Touching Japanese Drama Series

If you’re familiar with Meteor Garden, then you must also be familiar with the Japanese version entitled “Hana Yori Dango” or “Boys Over Flowers.” The Japanese version stars popular Johnny’s idol from ARASHI, Matsumoto Jun, Inoue Mao, Oguri Shun, Matsuda Shota, and Tsuyoshi Abe. The drama series was based on the shoujo manga of the…

Enjoy the Art of Japanese Traditional Comedy Through the Show “Shoten”

If you’re wondering how Japanese people like to spend their free time, most of them are actually watching television programs. Comedy makes up quite a large portion on Japanese TV and watching a comedy show called ‘Shoten’ is a very popular way to kill some time. If you have watched TV in Japan on Sunday…
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