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Nagano’s Manufacturing Industry: 1 in 31 workers are Foreigners

The sound of heavy machinery, repeating the same task again and again, fills the air. On conveyor belts lie white-like-snow enoki mushrooms, taken from the cultivation room next door. From there, workers hand pick the best ones and with the help of machines, fill cardboard boxes waiting to be shipped. K.I. Ogiwara Factory and Its…

Beat the Summer Heat With These 6 Unique Flavors of Shaved Ice From MINISTOP Japan

As Japan’s summer temperatures seem to be getting higher, recently ranging from 30 to 34 degrees Celsius, iced refreshments are becoming popular and in demand this time of the year. Restaurants, food stalls, and convenience stores offer different kinds of delicious frozen treats and iced drinks to quench your thirst and help you cool down…

Reading Manga vs Watching Anime – Which is Better?

Some may say either is fine… But let’s face it. It’s so rare for us to read the manga and watch its anime adaptation at the same time. Unless the story is that interesting, and you’d like to get the nitty-gritty of the full storyline, choosing one way over the other is more convenient 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…

What is Golden Week that all Japanese Look Forward to?

The “Golden Week” (ゴールデンウィーク) is a week wherein Japanese get 4 national holidays out of 7 days. This happens annually, within April 29 to May 5. The Golden week is one of Japan’s busiest holiday seasons. APRIL 29: Shōwa no Hi (昭和の日) upload.wikimedia.org/ This picture is Emperor Shōwa’s younger days as an emperor. This national…