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3 Need-to-Know Myths About Japanese Wagyu Beef

The popularity of wagyu beef continues to spread all over the world. However, some people still remain skeptical about eating it because of the popular myths that have been circulating about wagyu beef. But before you believe any of these wagyu beef myths, these are the facts that you need to know about the product.…

How do the Japanese Produce Delicious Beef? Learn About the 4 Wagyu Breeds

There are four wagyu breeds that are common in Japan. But, the most famous wagyu beef brand can be found in Kobe in Hyogo Prefecture and it comes from the Tajima wagyu strain of the Japanese Black (Kuroge Washu). The three other breeds used for beef include Japanese Brown (Akage Washu), Japanese Shorthorn (Nihon Tankaku…

Bimbo Yusuri (Leg Jiggling): No Need to Shake the Habit, It’s Healthy!

There are some people who find bimbo yusuri (fidgeting) to be annoying. However, recent studies have shown that there are health benefits that could be derived from this subconscious action. Recently, a British study found that bimbo yusuri reduces the risk of death among 12,778 females between ages 37 to 78 who sat for more…

Find Your Way to (Free) Wi-Fi Access in Japan

Wi-Fi has become a necessity to almost all travellers who go to foreign countries. People don’t only want to stay connected with their families and friends, but also like to be in the know of how to get to hospitals, train stations, shopping districts, parks, restaurants and other places they might want to visit. In…

For Star Wars Fans: An R2-D2 Fridge Exclusive to Japan!

Set to be released before the year 2015 ends, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is the seventh installment of the Star Wars Series created by George Lucas and company. As expected, fans are also clamoring for Star Wars merchandise and collectible items all over the world. Perhaps there is one collector’s item that…

Plan the Perfect Holiday by Checking Out Japan’s 72 Microseasons!

When a foreigner asks how many seasons there are in Japan, the most common response is four: spring, summer, fall, and winter. But, did you know that Japan has 24 major seasons with 72 microseasons? Traditional Japanese Calendar   Yes, the Japanese calendar is divided into 24 major divisions that mark the passing of each…

3 Reasons Why Hollywood Movies are Less Popular in Japan Box Office Today

During the westernization of Japan, more Japanese filmgoers prefer foreign films–particularly Hollywood films–over Japanese cinema. However, just recently, Japan is now turning the table on Hollywood as more Japanese moviegoers are choosing their home-grown cinema. Last year, 14 out of the top 20 box office films that were released in Japan were produced locally by…

Emergence of Japanese Animations: A Brief History

Animated television series in Japan began its productions in 1917 via trial-and-error drawing techniques using animated short films from France and the US. As the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 hit Japan, the anime industry had to start all over again from nothing. More struggles had to be overcome with respect to innovation, appearance and…

Doraemon’s World–wide Popularity and Copyright Issues

The popularity of Doraemon has indeed spread globally and not even political clashes between Japan and China could stop people from access the story of this cute robotic cat that came from the future, to be exact September 03, 2112. And although piracy is a crime, it somehow became an instrument for deprived Asian neighbors…

Why Internet Addiction is Becoming an Everyday Reality in Japan Today

The increasing popularity of smartphones these days has led to the growing rate of internet addiction across the globe, and now also in Japan. This is happening particularly among youngsters and is becoming a major social problem in the country.   There are various kinds of internet addiction that include internet games, bonding addiction (e.g.…