controversy

kimono-kardashian

Kim Kardashian Kimono Controversy and Conclusion

The internet has been in an uproar recently about a scandal that has everything a good scandal needs: celebrities, fans, history and an international element. If you are confused by the photos of beige form-fitting underwear and what does that have to do with the Japanese traditional kimono – you came to the right place…

The Imposter Prince and an Imperial Wedding Scam?!

In April of 2003, the wedding celebration of Prince Satohito Arisugawa and his bride Harumi Sakamoto were held. The celebration had all the splendor, pomp, and circumstance one would expect of a royal wedding. The Prince was dressed in a dashing traditional military uniform. The bride, a former announcer, was dolled up in a traditional…

How Is Scandal Between Celebrities Received By the Japanese Public?

Relationship issues between celebrity couples seem like a norm in the news. In Western media, celebrities who cheated on their spouses can usually move on with their careers without huge problems, whereas the situation in Japan seems to prove otherwise. The Scandal While the rest of the world was fixated on the Becky (ベッキー) who…

Is Kumitaiso (Group Gymnastics) Too Dangerous for Japanese Students?

Kumitaiso or the Japanese physical education (P.E.) class group gymnastics is not an ordinary task. It is mostly done by students who go the distance in using their bodies to make different shapes such as human pyramids. It has a vast history which is believed to have a militaristic approach. Across the nation, at least…