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Meet Kaku Kento: One of Japan’s Underrated Yet Talented Actors

Kaku Kento (賀来 賢人) may be an underrated actor in Japan but he sure is talented! Kaku Kento, or Kakkun as he is known to his fans, starred in NHK’s morning drama (asadora) Hanako to Anne and is now gaining recognition from his fellow actors in Japan. A quirky yet talented actor Kaku Kento was…

Fan of Takei Emi? Your Favorite Actress is Working on 2 New Dramas!

Are you a fan of Japanese actresses? Have you encountered Takei Emi (武井咲) in watching Japanese dramas and films? You may be familiar with her since she starred in the popular live-action adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin. Takei Emi just recently starred in the film called Terra Formars. This time, she’s back to the small screen…

Check out Japan’s Latest Tongue-in-Cheek Fun-Loving Drama on Netflix!

Since Netflix launched in Japan last year, it has been going from strength to strength. With a huge selection of anime’s as well as international series and movies; and now – original programming straight from Japan! One of their newest shows is a tongue-in-cheek, fun-loving drama – ‘Good Morning Call’. The Storyline   View this…

Everything You Need to Know about the Magic and Mysteries of Kabuki!

Finally, we come to the last installment of the three-part series about the top three traditional performing arts of Japan – Kabuki! This is probably more well-known compared to its counterparts i.e. Noh and Bunraku partly due to the fact that many of the kabuki actors these days tend to appear in many TV dramas…

5 Captivating and Exciting Japanese Dramas to Watch this Fall 2015

Are you interested in Japanese dramas but have no idea what is new or what to watch? Here are 5 of the latest dramas currently airing in Japan: 1. Siren This is a crime, love and suspense drama which is based on the seinen comic series of the same title by mangaka Yamazaki Sayaka. In…

Japanese Dramas: What is a Taiga Drama?

Taiga dramas (大河ドラマ) are also known as Big River dramas. The name was given by NHK, the local Japanese broadcast station, and refers to the annual, year-long dramas which are seen as the most significant dramas in Japan since 1963. Taiga dramas are based on historical fiction and are broadcasted every week on Sunday 8pm.…

What’s Saturday Night TV like in Japan?

All around the world, everyone knows that the best television is usually reserved for Saturday nights, but what do Saturday night television shows look like in Japan? Here’s a look at the recent prime time line up on one TV channel – NTV. Dokonjo Gaeru – (Gutsy Frog!) Dokonjo Gaeru is a comedy-drama about a…