Gotta Catch ‘em All at the Pokemon Center DX

Have you ever dreamed the world of Pokemon would be real? Your dream could come close to becoming true at the biggest Pokemon center in Japan! Pokemon DX Tokyo is the newest and biggest Pokemon center in all of Japan. It’s located in Chuo City, very close to Ginza. It has so much to offer…

Kyoto Animation Arson – What We Know So Far

On Thursday, July 18, a fire broke out at Kyoto Animation’s first studio, killing at least 33 people. This makes it the deadliest attack in the country since the end of World War II, and the deadliest fire since the Myojo 56 building fire. What Happened? この投稿をInstagramで見る 😨🥺 No way, my favourite anime studio😭 #kyoto…

Must visit attractions in Tokyo if you’re a BTS Army

BTS has just finished their Speak Yourself concerts in Osaka, and will be returning to Japan for their Shizuoka concerts along with their handshake event. Since their debut, BTS has now become the world’s most famous K-pop group and have large numbers of fans from all over the world.  The members of the group are…

Drink for Free at the Kirin Brewery

Want to drink and see a brewery for free? You can do just that at the Kirin Brewery Factory! This past weekend I visited the Yokohama Kirin brewery location for a tour of the factory. It was easy to set up, just go online to the website and sign up for a tour about a…

Japan’s Mission To Revive the Woolly Mammoth

While Japan is typically seen as a temperate island country known for sweaty summers and chill winters, its large geographical range belies this stereotype. As you travel up north along the island of Hokkaido and surrounding territories, you’ll see how cold Japan can become in places. There are even a few places where permafrost develops,…
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Tokyo Swimming Pools to Check Out in 2019: Party, Play or just Relax

Summers get sweltering hot in the concrete jungle that is Tokyo. It gets uncomfortably humid too. One of the best remedies is running off to an island or to the north, but if we’re being realistic – that is not an option for people living and working in Tokyo. It’s also unhelpful advice to travelers…
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Momo Is Back, and She Is Going to Hollywood

Remember that very scary sculpture referred as “Momo” because of a viral hoax named The Momo Challenge? Well Momo is heading to Hollywood! That’s right. Thanks to a partnership between Orion Pictures, Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment, and producer Taka Ichise, Momo will have her own feature film. This is all so fitting, since Ichise is…
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koe donuts – an Ethical Donut Shop in Kyoto Designed by Kengo Kuma

Donuts have become a staple in people’s lives as an easy to go-to dessert and meal in one. Due to the dessert’s popularity, there has been a flux of donut specialty shops flooding the streets of every major city worldwide. However, many of these are casual shops focused on convenience and the donut’s image as…

What’s the Deal With Japanese Commercials?

Japanese culture is widely known for introducing the world to various interesting things like manga, geishas, and famous foods such as ramen. But one of the most infamous things in Japanese culture are the advertisements you’ll encounter in the country. Japanese advertisements are well-known for their manic pace, bizarre subject matter, and impressive productions. But…

Take a Journey Through the History of Japanese Advertising

There is no shortage of museums in the Tokyo area. There is practically a museum for every interest. Being someone who studied journalism and strategic communications, I am really interested in advertising and its history. So, the Ad Museum Tokyo was exactly the museum I have been wanting to see. While it is not the…