2016 November

Are You a True Anime Fan? See If You Know These 10 Awesome Rivalries!

Ah, rivalries. That familiar love-hate relationship characters find themselves in the moment they meet their equal. We’ve seen it happen in movies, dramas, and even in reality shows. One character stands above the rest, only to meet someone equally competent minutes after. Rivalry is one of the common themes we see in Japanese animation. And…

See Your Favorite Kit Kat Flavors Transform Into Gorgeous Anime Guys!

Kit Kat’s immense popularity around the world is no news, so as its solid fanbase in Japan. I have yet to see a country that can ace Japan when it comes to worshipping this popular chocolate favorite by producing some of the most unique, bizarre, and over-the-top variations fit for a specific group of people.…

5 Reasons That Make Japan a Clean and Green Country

Japan remains to be one of the cleanest places to live in despite having some of its own environmental issues. One of which is the problem they face when it comes to putting away garbage such as the situation in the Seto Inland Sea (瀬戸内海). However, overall, it is a pretty clean country. It has…

Climbing Mt. Fuji? Here Are 6 Things They Don’t Tell You About!

Climbing Mt. Fuji is a bucket list item which most local and foreign travelers plan on doing even before they set foot in Japan. It is something that you have always dreamed of doing and when you go home, you tell all your friends how you conquered a mountain (even if all the centenarians passed…

Celebrate Christmas 2016 With These 6 Cakes Available at Tokyo Station

It is now less than a month until Christmas 2016, and I personally think that one of the most important aspects of Christmas, apart from getting together with family and friends, is the Christmas cake. With the slightly recently renovated Tokyo (東京) Station, there is now a large department shop area called GRANSTA where you…

Which One of Yamamori Mika’s Manga Creations Is Set for a Live Action?

Being a manga reader for quite a long time has led me to discover tons of amazing stories and talented artists and writers. When a story hits me really hard, I tend to remember it for a very long time. One of these instances was when I read Yamamori Mika’s (やまもり三香) works. Her refreshing art…

Get to Know Japan’s Senior Citizen Cheerleading Team, Japan Pom Pom!

Cheerleading is a highly recognized physical activity around the world. In Japan, it is popularly known as a sport that requires athletic ability and physical strength. Teams are divided into males and females and they compete with routines through different levels. But did you know that cheerleading is not only common among junior high school,…

Learn These 20 Modern Japanese Slang Terms and Impress Your Friends

Are you an intermediate or fluent Japanese speaker? Do you want to impress your Japanese friends with modern slang expressions in your everyday conversation? Today, we are introducing 20 of the frequently used modern Japanese slang terms that you might have heard from your Japanese friends or might have read online and in magazines. Most…

See 4 Million Lights Sparkle at This Illumination Event in Izu, Japan

As the end of 2016 approaches, there is a wide array of winter illumination events taking place all over Japan. Due to time constraints, it is impossible to visit every single event. However, here is an event that you should not miss this winter as it’s reputed to be the world’s largest flower field of…

Got a Sweet Tooth? Eat All the Dessert You Want at SWEETS PARADISE!

Who doesn’t like sweets? Even people who are following strict diet plans by pledging to consume minimal sweets sometimes fall weak before a hoard of delectable sweet delights. There are just times when we crave for sweets. And once again, Japan gives us one of its over-the-top services catering to the sinful-slash-irresistible calling for more…