It’s Here! Super Nintendo World Opening to Put Pressure on the Disney Resort

It’s finally here! After all the anticipation, Super Nintendo World has officially opened. At first, with the government’s Go To Travel Campaign suspension and subsequent states of emergency, it came as a surprise that Universal Studios Japan (USJ) was not moving the opening date of the Super Nintendo World. As the saying goes, the show…

Why Sega’s Departure From The Arcade Business Is The End Of An Era

On November 5, Sega Sammy announced that it would sell all of its arcades. Sega Sammy, the partner company of Sega Entertainment, said it would sell 85.1% of its shares in Sega Entertainment to Genda Inc, an amusement machine company. The move comes months after Sega closed its iconic Akihabara arcade in August due to…

Japan’s Most Expensive Face Cream

When people talk about cosmetics, they might also associate them with certain countries that have become renown for their high-quality products like France, Switzerland, South Korea, and Japan. Japanese cosmetics can be found everywhere in the island nation, from the most luxurious department stores to the most affordable convenience stores. Naturally, their quality does vary.…

JR East to Introduced Automatic Train Operation

JR East has announced that the Joban Line will use ATO (Automatic Train Operation) from Ayase to Tote. With ATO, speeds are automatically controlled within the speed limit, and trains also automatically stop at the stations. ATO is not meant to replace the JR East drivers, who can manually operate the trains in order to…

Japan and the Big Head Conundrum: Why Do People Want a Small Face?

Have you ever heard someone from Japan tell someone esle, particularly a foreigner, that their face was very small, often with a tone of jealousy and admiration? For those coming from Western countries, this might seem like a very strange and confusing comment that is difficult to discern. If you were told that your face…

Japan’s Latest Matcha Snacks and Beverages!

Matcha fans, do not miss out on the latest matcha-flavoured snacks and beverages!!! As you may know, matcha is a kind of Japanese green tea which was traditionally served at tea ceremonies to welcome and treat special guests. This high quality matcha is now loved worldwide and once you try matcha, you will surely fall…

5 Important Things to Do in Case a Huge Earthquake Hits Japan

As you may know, Japan is a country where earthquakes happen very frequently. More than 10 years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake, also known as the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake, and there are still aftershocks like the one that occurred on February 13, 2021. View this post on Instagram A post shared by…

How Niseko Became a Luxury Ski Destination

Niseko has become one of Japan’s ultimate spots for luxury hotels, joining the likes of Tokyo and Kyoto. Niseko’s sudden ascend to luxury hotspot status is remarkable. Niseko had long been famous among Japanese and foreign skiers, particularly from Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore, for its powdery snow that made the location one of the…

The 5 Best Strawberries in Japan!

Spring is just around the corner, and we are currently in prime strawberry season. The best time to buy sweet strawberries at reasonable prices is from January to the beginning of March. Cafes and restaurants also tend to have many sweets using strawberries. Strawberries are also known to contain plenty of vitamin C and folic…

5 Super Kawaii Chocolates for Valentine’s Day!

Do you want to buy chocolates for your loved one, for your friends, or for your own? People have several reasons to purchase chocolate on Valentine’s Day in Japan. This year under the struggle with COVID-19, lots of companies and schools are prohibiting exchanging chocolates. But on the other hand, people are paying more attention…