People Have Voted! These Are Japan’s Most Popular Snacks

Among the numerous numbers of snacks, which do Japanese prefer? The special TV program “14,000 Japanese Citizens to Vote! Japanese Snack Election” was broadcasted on July 20, 2020, allowing those 14,000 people to select their favorite snacks among 4,500 products. That’s right. FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED products. 22 Japanese snack companies, the highest record of…

A Thorough Guide To Japan’s Go To Travel Campaign! (UPDATED)

The emergency declaration ended, and summer is just around the corner. To save and stimulate the mostly dead tourism economy, Japan Tourism Agency (JTA) will launch the Go To Travel Campaign. Budgeted at 1.1 trillion yen, the government will cover 35% of your traveling expenses from July 22, 2020 until mid-March, 2021, or until they…

Uh-Oh!: Is The New Ghibli Park In Trouble?

When it was announced that a new theme park completely devoted to Ghibli Studio would be built in Aichi, fans of the animated studio jumped in unison, showing excitement about what could possibly become one of the most beautiful and interactive theme parks in the world. by Martin Danker The online reaction was similar to…

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…

Homestay In Japan: Lessons From A Japanese Host Mother

I’m a mother of a 4 year-old boy and registered to Homestay in Japan, the biggest company that supports foreign students and travelers’ homestay accommodations. I have hosted more than ten students from around the world, and this is my experience as a host mother. Here are some tips to keep in mind when staying…

Japanese Sunscreens Are Amazing! Our Top 4 Recommendations

Since summer has already started in Japan, all sorts of sunscreens are now occupying shops’ front lines. Different sunscreens suit different types of skin, so it is important to choose the best one for you. You need to know the ingredients of the sunscreen first and whether the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is ideal or…

Tokyo Fashion on Instagram – Who to Follow

Tokyo is undoubtedly a fashionable city – whether it’s quirky and experimental street fashion, Harajuku fashion tribes, kimono fashion, or Japanese fashion designers that are world famous. Even beyond fashion influencers, it seems every uniform is well designed, casual clothes styled elegantly, even the armies of office workers looking smart in their black suits. Starting…
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Visual Kei’s Most Iconic Bands – The J-rock Sub-genre That Took Over the World

by Zoria Petkoska Before J-pop or K-pop were ever a thing, the world was going crazy for J-rock and its more glammed up sub-genre Visual Kei (the Japanese cousin in the Goth family). There have been past debates between particularly passionate fans over separating J-rock and Visual Kei completely, with outsiders mistakenly taking them for…