2018 March

Watch the Handsome Japanese Actor Yoshizawa Ryo in These 7 Movies This 2018!

Japanese entertainment agency Amuse, Inc. has produced popular and successful celebrities such as Masaharu Fukuyama, Dean Fujioka, Miura Haruma, Sato Takeru, and Kamiki Ryunosuke. Following in the footsteps of his senpais, Yoshizawa Ryo is quickly turning into one of the industry’s rising stars! Yoshizawa Ryo 最近気がつくと情報解禁が💦『リバーズ・エッジ』舞台挨拶は公開初日ではなく2月18日に決定し、吉沢はベルリン🇩🇪にてレッドカーペットを歩くことになりました✨そして、吉沢が犬童一心監督『猫は抱くもの』で猫になったことも発表になりました🎬✨良男🐈を抱く吉沢良男。実は今日も会っていました😍 pic.twitter.com/uoIqQOEo2D — 吉沢亮&STAFF (@ryo_staff) January 30, 2018 Born on…

How Can You Spend a Gorgeous Day Out Off the Beaten Path Near Tokyo?

Kanagawa Prefecture is next to Tokyo and is easily reachable from the city by train or bus. The prefecture is mostly known for tourist spots such as Yokohama and Kamakura. While these places are indeed great, there is much more to Kanagawa. I visited an area called “Shonan” for the first time, and I did…

A Limited Hello Kitty Bullet Train Is Coming to Japan This 2018! Check It Out!

Good news, Hello Kitty lovers! JR West’s adorable Hello Kitty Shinkansen is set to debut this summer 2018 in Japan. This high-speed train will be wrapped in pink and white colors which will make it look fashionably cute. It will run on the Sanyo Shinkansen Line from Osaka’s Shin-Osaka Station to Fukuoka’s Hakata Station. This…

Love Detective Conan? Take a Trip to Japan’s “Conan Town” in Tottori!

One of the most iconic works when it comes to Japanese manga and anime is Detective Conan, created by manga artist Gosho Aoyama. Aoyama created a world of crime solving and mystery unparalleled by any other manga. It is no wonder that in its years of publication, fans from all over the world continue to…

Do You Know What “Namahage” Is? Find Out at This Museum in Akita, Japan!

If the Western culture has a trick or treat custom wherein kids dress up in scary costumes to play a prank or receive sweets from house owners, in Japan, particularly in Akita Prefecture, grown men in frightful demon masks will come knocking on your door. This is called the Namahage visit. It used to take…

Going to Japan’s Ishigaki Island? Consider Staying at This Gorgeous Hotel!

Ishigaki is one of the islands of Okinawa, Japan’s southernmost prefecture and what many call a tropical paradise. It is packed with great things to do and many people from mainland cities flock here during their holidays to throw off the stress of the city and relax in the sun for a few days. Many…

Who Will Play Jesus and Buddha in This Highly Anticipated Japanese Series?

With over 3 billion Yen in box-office earnings, Gintama became the top grossing live-action film in Japan in 2017. In 2018, while director Yuichi Fukuda and actor Takayuki Yamada film the sequel to Hideaki Sorachi’s famous gag manga, they will also work on another highly anticipated live-action series adaptation: Saint Oniisan. Also known as Saint…

All About Sushi, the Most Famous Japanese Food!

Sushi is the first name that strikes us when Japanese cuisine is mentioned. Sushi is perhaps the best known Japanese food dish to the outside world. It is a recipe that consists of rice and fish with a flavor of vinegar. However, there are many variations of Sushi that are lesser known by people outside…

Toire 101: A Breakdown Of The Modern Japanese Toilet

livedoor.blogimg.jp/ For most people outside of Japan, a visit to the restroom is quite simple: sit, “release,” wipe, and flush. But in Japan, toilets can be a bit of a challenge. Both the traditional squat type toilets and the ultra-modern water-squirting toilets are unlike what other parts of the world is used to. Here is…

Anpanman! A Symbol of Justice!

Are you a fan of Japanese animations and cartoons? Did you like reading picture books when you were young? Coming along your way from Japan is “Anpanman,” a picture-book character created by Takashi Yanase who is literally a bread. Not just any bread but a hero one. Having a long history, Anpanman has been modified…