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Top 5 Funniest Jimmy Onishi Moments in Japanese Comedy Show “Waratte wa Ikenai”

Despite most assuming that Japan is a country of serious faces and hidden emotions, the TV industry is booming with slapstick comedy, comedians from Osaka, and classic shows putting a smile on fans’ faces. Japanese comedy comes in a variety of types: rakugo, an amusing monologue performed by a solo speaker; owarai, which includes game…

Have You Heard of PPAP Singer Pikotaro’s New Song About Vegetables?

Following the fame of the “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” or “PPAP” song, Pikotaro has recently released a new song. This time, it is about vegetables! The song is in collaboration with Momoiro Clover Z, a Japanese idol group consisting of four girl members. How similar or different is it from PPAP? Is it also easy to learn and…

Who is This Model that We Can See all Over Japan?

It isn’t difficult to spot an advertisement in Japan, especially in larger cities. On trains, in city squares, and inside shops, you can see the many faces of well-loved and well-known singers, models, and actors that expand beyond their main skill and do some advertising by endorsing certain products. One model who has gained incredible…

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…

Find Out About This Japanese Artist Who Paints Pictures Using Microsoft Excel!

In Nagano, Japan, there is a unique artist by the name of Tatsuo Horiuchi. What makes his work exceptional is the fact that Horiuchi creates beautiful paintings using Microsoft Excel. Yes, you read that right! This 77-year-old Japanese man found another use for Excel, the basic computer program which is usually intended for graphs and…

4 Japanese Women Who Were Included in the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2017!

Every year, TC Candler & The Independent Critics produces the 100 Most Beautiful Faces List, which normally includes many celebrities and non-celebrities around the world. These people come from all walks of life, areas of the world, and professions, but are all famed for having gorgeous looks! As of 2017, four Japanese women were included…

Get to Know This Japanese Math Rock Band and Catch Their Performance in Otsu!

Japanese rock music is highly innovative and its constant stream of popular musicians touring the United States and Europe proves this. One refreshing band to enter the rock scene recently is called “tricot.” This super creative band has released their third studio-length album which is entitled “3.” They will be performing in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture…

Who is This Japanese Artist that Made Art by Breaking Through Sheets of Paper?

In the past, some people believed that art should be void of color, emotion, and individual expression. They started expressing their feelings through works of art that were light and spacious in nature. This led to the founding of the Zero Group. One of its founders was Saburo Murakami, a Japanese artist who was born…

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Japanese Actor and Dreamboat, Matsumoto Jun

Matsumoto Jun, also affectionately known as “Matsujun” to his fans, is a talented actor, singer, and member of the nationally famous J-pop boy band, Arashi. He gained popularity with the hit high school romance series, Hana Yori Dango, or Boys Over Flowers in English, and continues to make fans give dreamy sighs when he appears…

Two Popular Female Body Builders in Japan who Empower Women to Get Stronger!

Japanese women are often perceived as shy and reserved. It is a common stereotype that they should stay slim in order to look young. However, the growing number of women who are interested in bodybuilding has been increasing recently. Most of them are middle-aged but women of all ages are beginning to develop a passion…