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What Are ‘Kasapon’ and Should Japan Get Rid of Them?

The “tsuyu” or rainy season in Japan means the return of rain boots and umbrellas. In fact, if you happen to see an aerial view of the streets of Tokyo during this time, you will likely be fascinated by the sea of umbrellas present. You would think that this scene is only possible during the…

Waiting For The World’s Tallest Wooden Skyscraper

The world’s tallest free-standing tower, Tokyo Skytree, can be found in Japan. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the tallest wooden skyscraper in the world is also proposed to be built in the area. The plan has already been unveiled by Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that provides a stable supply of…
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Surviving Japanese Summer: Tips and Lifesaving Products

  by Zoria Petkoska The unbearable heatwaves are globally getting worse and even before that, Japanese summers have been notorious since forever. Almost every iconic anime or film has a summer scene of people almost melting into the tatami like Dali’s clocks, while cicadas blare in the background. The scene might also have a hardworking…

Women Sake Masters in Japan Brewing Up a Storm!

“Alcohol is a man’s thing” you might hear today. But what women say to that is “hold my beer”! by Zoria Petkoska According to the World Health Organization statistics men in Japan do drink more on average and are heavier drinkers, but that doesn’t mean they are the only alcohol consumers out there. What is…

Do People Really Use Oil From Horses to Have Flawless Skin?

During my first years living in Japan, I did something that many expats around the world tend to do: bring multiple products from home which I assumed I could not live without. One of these products was my favorite moisturizer from the United States. Therefore, each time I would go back to the United States…

The Otaku Paradise in the New Shibuya PARCO 2019

by Zoria Petkoska At the beginning of 2019, Tokyoites were surprised and delighted by art from the cult classic Akira appearing on construction fences in Shibuya. The art seemed deliberate, and it was not graffiti, which made otakus even more curious as to who was behind this. This is because graffiti is illegal and very…

Bringing the Mammoth Back to Life : How Japan is Making De-Extinction Cool for Kids

Currently showcasing at the Miraikan, Japan’s premiere space for cutting-edge technology, is “The Mammoth.” This special exhibition is bringing never-before-seen remains of mammoths and other extinct animals to the public eye. Previously buried underneath the frozen wastelands of Siberia, paleontologists worldwide are rushing to the region to save these perfectly preserved specimens. With the advancement…

Are We Going to See Mammoths in Our Future?

An exhibit at the Miraikan – The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, here in Odaiba, Tokyo, is suggesting that mammoths may be brought back to life and become part of the world’s future. The mammoth exhibit is currently available until November 4th, 2019, and I would highly recommend you go before it closes! …