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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…

BE CAREFUL!: Japan’s Most Venomous Creature

Japan is a beautiful country. The archipelago contains multiple islands, and it’s of extreme importance to know, respect, and understand the wildlife that abounds here. For that reason, it is of extreme importance to realize that Japan is home to various animals that can possess danger to humans if an interaction with them them occurs.…

70,000+ Hospitalized and 138 Deaths: The New Japanese Summer

Japanese summers have always been notorious for being excruciatingly hot and humid. Considering summer vacations tend to be very long and thus the months from June to September are considered peak season, the weather is one of the things foreign visitors have to understand before visiting Japan. The fact that one is getting beach weather…

Is Atlantis in the Japanese Archipelago?

We all know the legend of Atlantis: the fictional city that ends up submerging in the Atlantic Ocean. The story has captivated people for centuries, particularly since many would like to know what served as the inspiration behind Plato’s mythical city. For decades, scientist and archeologists have devoted time to researching whether Atlantis or the…

What to Do If Mt. Hakone Erupts?

Hakone is by far one of the most important touristic destinations in Japan. Its close proximity to Tokyo makes it an ideal location for those living in the big metropolis, allowing locals to go there on weekends and even take 1-day trips just to enjoy the nature and the hot springs. Therefore, going to Hakone…

Have You Ever Seen a Japanese Wolf?

If you ever plan to go hiking in Japan, chances are that you will never encounter a Japanese wolf. “Why’s that?” you may ask. In a nutshell, the Japanese wolf has been extinct for a very long time now. In fact, the last Japanese wolf died in 1905. Coming to think of it, 1905 is…

OUTRAGEOUS: Why Japan Will Be Responsible If Elephants Go Extinct

Tourists visiting Japan tend to flock to the same spots, these being popular destinations that appear in every guidebook and website that recommends places to the millions of visitors that come to Japan each year. One of these places is Asakusa, where people stroll past multiple traditional restaurants and souvenir shops until they reach Senso-ji,…

Spotted in Japan: What Are “Begpackers” And Why Are They Hated So Much?

Tourism is a very important industry, bringing billions of dollars to the most visited countries. Japan has become a very important touristic destination in recent years, and as its popularity increases, a trend that has been on the rise around the world might be making an appearance in the Land of the Rising Sun. However,…

Top 10: Most Popular Neighborhoods to Live in Tokyo

Tokyo is a bustling metropolis that over 13 million call home (38 million if you count the Greater Tokyo Area). With so many people coming and going, one can only assume how competitive the real estate industry must be. The question then is, where do people aspire to live in Tokyo? As all wants go,…

What Do Japanese Think About Filipinos?

According to the Ministry of Defense, Filipinos are the 3rd or 4th largest foreign population living in Japan (depending on the year, it continues to be a toss-up with Vietnamese residents). photo-ac.com/ The population is also expected to grow thanks to Japan’s new visa policies that will make it easier for people from certain countries…