EVENT

5 Stage Play Adaptations of Famous Manga to Look Out for in Japan This 2017

The production for the Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) stage play, which was set to start in July 2017, has been officially canceled due to the passing of its director of acrobatics. However, there are still plenty of shows to look forward to this 2017. Here are five popular manga (漫画) turned theater productions which both…

Catch These 6 Famous International Acts Live in Concert in Japan This 2017!

The recent horrifying event that occurred at Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester makes concertgoers and music fans uneasy. Despite this critical time, there is no stopping the eagerness of artists to perform and prove the world that concerts are supposed to be a place of love, peace, and harmony. Aside from Japan’s homegrown talents, several…

Check Out These 2 Amazing Iris Festivals Accessible From Tokyo!

Soon, irises, or “ayame (あやめ)” in Japanese, are going to be in full bloom in Japan. As a matter of fact, two big iris festivals are about to take place in Katori City (香取市), Chiba Prefecture (千葉県) and Itako City (潮来市), Ibaraki Prefecture (茨城県). These two cities face each other across the Hitachi-Tone River (常陸利根川).…

Take Part in the Top 5 Sunflower Festivals of Japan This Summer!

Japan’s seasonal flower festivals attract thousands of tourists each year. If you are looking to appreciate nature’s beauty while in the country, don’t miss these five sunflower festivals this summer! 1. Akeno Sunflower Festival (あけのひまわりフェスティバル) jp.fotolia.com/ Over 600,000 sunflowers welcome visitors at the Akeno Sunflower Field (明野のひまわり畑) during the annual Akeno Sunflower Festival in Hokuto…

Witness the Beautiful Bloom of Iris Flowers at These 4 Festivals in Japan!

Many kinds of flowers grow on Japan’s land and one of them is the Japanese iris in its beautiful shades of blue and purple. See the full bloom of iris flowers that blanket select parks and gardens in Japan at these four iris festivals! 1. Suigo Itako Iris Festival (水郷潮来あやめまつり – May 27 to June…

Celebrate Yu Yu Hakusho’s 25th Anniversary by Visiting Its Cafe and Fair in Japan

Slam Dunk (スラムダンク), Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン), Sailor Moon (美少女戦士セーラームーン), Detective Conan (名探偵コナン), Rurouni Kenshin (るろうに剣心)… the ’90s is certainly an era of some of the most iconic animes. One of the most well-loved series during that time was Yu Yu Hakusho (幽☆遊☆白書). Based on the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi…

Catch the Special ‘Attack on Titan’ ATM and Stage Play in Japan This 2017!

Hajime Isayama’s (諫山創) Attack on Titan (進撃の巨人) is an action manga that depicts mankind’s revolt against titans who devour humans. It’s been eight years since the beginning of the manga’s original run, but its popularity does not fade as Attack on Titan can once again be found everywhere. This 2017, as the second season of…

Catch a Unique Kabuki Performance in Nagoya and Osaka This August 2017

Kabuki (歌舞伎) is a popular form of cultural entertainment in Japan. It originated as an entertainment for the common people and was oftentimes considered racy and taboo but later on became a formal style of drama. However, it poses a problem for those who do not understand old Japanese culture or language. As a result,…

Calling All Otaku! Sing or Wink Your Way to a Job in This Japanese Company!

Job hunting in Japan is a serious business. It means visiting countless job fairs and doing several internships. Graduating college and university students have to do this in advance so that it won’t be hard for them to find an ideal work in the future. Usually, companies focus on fresh graduates so they lose their…

10 Wonderful Spots to See Japan’s Cherry Blossoms This Spring 2017

It’s a new year for a new hanami (花見 – flower viewing) experience! Year after year, tourists from all around the world specifically plan their Japan trips around the spring season to get a glimpse of the cherry blossoms’ surreal pink petals blooming in their full glory. It’s one of the country’s fleeting beauties that…