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3 Sites to Stay Up-to-Date with Japan’s Quirky Street Fashion Trends

Nowadays, street fashion in Japan is a big deal, it’s not just a group of Lolita and cosplay fans anymore. The variety of street style, especially in Tokyo can be quite different from other cultures with its individuality and uniqueness. Sometimes, it may be difficult for tourists to keep up to date with the latest…

Origami as Issey Miyake’s Ever–Lasting Inspiration

Origami is the traditional Japanese paper folding craft, which has been practiced ever since the Edo period. Who would have thought that one simple white paper can be transformed into a whole new character. This paper folding trend has become a widespread culture all over the globe, and not only in Asia, but in Europe…

How Kimono Inspired Clothing is Shaping Modern Fashion

Kimono is a traditional garment which has been worn as a part of Japanese culture for centuries. The simplicity of the elegant kimono is not only used in a special occasions and festivals, but it is also popular among the tourists who want to try out a kimono experience.   kaumo.jp/ Some places also offer…

Boku to Wanko, the Dog Lovers’ Reply to Neko Atsume

After having played Neko Atsume, a cat collecting game app, I wouldn’t hesitate to give another Japanese pet game a go. Boku to wanko (ぼくとわんこ) is a new Japanese game available for Androids on Google Play Store and for i-phones on iTunes. Created by Chronus S Inc, this is absolutely a game for ‘dog lovers’…

3 Looks the ’Empress of J-Pop’, Ayumi Hamasaki Pulls Off So Well

Ayumi Hamasaki (浜崎あゆみ) is one of the most popular singers in Japan. Not only has she produced beautiful music, but her fashion style has also inspired a lot of Japanese girls. Actually, it isn’t just Japanese fans as she has many fans based all over Asia and some in other parts of the world too.…

Meet Kyoko Fukada: Gorgeously Talented Actress and Beauty Icon

Some of us may have heard the name, Fukada Kyoko (深田恭子), or seen her in a wide variety of Japanese dramas, and movies. Believe it or not, she’s now 33 years old, but still has that baby face which reminds us of the very first drama she took part in, in 1997. More than 10…

Tamagotchi: Your Favorite Childhood Game Has Become Modern!

I am one of those who lived through the 90s generation when ‘Tamagotchi’ was born. “This is my Tamagotchi, and his name is Mario!” I still remember the day I asked my father to buy me a tiny digital pet from Japan, which all of my friends were crazy about it. We could feed our…

2 Top Japanese Comedy Dramas Bound to Make You ’LOL’

Japanese drama is known for its gimmick in engaging with the readers. There is a lot of TV series that have made me cry, and I believe that ones like ‘1 Litre of Tears’ can make some of us cry as well. However, if you are looking for a comedy drama to make ‘LOL’ (laugh…

News Web Easy: A News Website to Improve Your Japanese Skills!

“I have studied Japanese for many years, but still do not understand when listening to NHK. What should I do?” Does this question sound familiar to you? If your answer is yes, you are not alone. In fact, having learned Japanese for a few years does not mean that we can communicate like a native.…

Traditional Japanese Cooking As Taught by the Drama “Osen”

“Wait! Let’s take a photo before we eat!” Taking a photo of food and uploading it on a social media seems to be a norm for a lot of girls nowadays. The prettier the food or menu looks, the more ‘likes’ we receive. However, as the outsiders, we may not know that the cooking methods…