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Aboard the sake train: A locomotive treat awaits rugby visitors to Saitama

Saitama — Rugby World Cup host city Kumagaya is offering international rugby fans the chance to sample Japanese sake while riding on its scenic mountain train, the SL Paleo Express. The SL Paleo Express is a steam locomotive that runs through Chichibu between Kumagaya City and Chichibu City in Saitama Prefecture. From September 1 through…

Someone Might Have Poisoned 60 Cats

Umashima might not be as famous as Aoshima, the famous Cat Island located in Ehime Prefecture. Nevertheless, this small island in Fukushima Prefecture is also home to a large population of felines, 90, to be exact. However, that number has decreased at an alarming rate, and now the feline population totals 30. The Crime この投稿をInstagramで見る…

57 Killed in Japanese Heatwave. 15,000 Deaths Expected In 2100

The last week of July marked the official end of the rainy season. This year, the rainy season that usually takes place in June, came in late. As a result, rainy days extended to most of July, with the heat and humidity associated with Japanese summers just looming around the corner. As soon as the…

Record Number of Tourists Visit Japan

At this point it shouldn’t be a surprise to know that the number of tourists visiting Japan has been increasing. In fact, each year has seen a new record, and 2019 is no different. The number during the first half of the year: 16.63 million. That’s a 4.6 percent increase from 2018. Additionally, the Japan…

Police Identify Posts Possibly Written By Kyoto Animation’s Arson Suspect

Bulletin board posts mentioning that Kyoto Animation had dropped poster’s manuscript have been linked to Shinji Aoba, the main suspect behind the deadly arson. Police have stated that due to the information contained in the bulletin boards and their language, they think there is a possibility that Aoba was the person who wrote them. The…

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! …

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…
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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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Kim Kardashian Kimono Controversy and Conclusion

The internet has been in an uproar recently about a scandal that has everything a good scandal needs: celebrities, fans, history and an international element. If you are confused by the photos of beige form-fitting underwear and what does that have to do with the Japanese traditional kimono – you came to the right place…

Japanese Skincare: An Interview with Supreme Noi Co.

A skincare brand that has been around for a few years is starting to pick up popularity, here in Tokyo. Supreme Noi is a Japanese beauty and skincare brand that has been around since 2012. It is still a relatively young company compared to many other beauty brands, but it has been gaining more popularity…