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5 Manga Genres that May Interest You!

Unlike western comic books, Japanese manga can target a really specific part of the population according to its genre. In fact, the audience may vary from elementary school kids, teenage girls, teenage boys, young adults to much older and so on. This is one of the great things about manga: anyone can find what they…

Meet the Characters of ‘orange’ Before Seeing Its New Movie and Exhibit

The biggest talk of the town over the last few months in terms of anime, as many of you may be aware of, is none other than the Japanese animated youth fantasy film Kimi no Na wa (君の名は) or Your Name by Makoto Shinkai (新海誠). Gaining the number one spot on its opening week, the…

Feeling Lonely? Rent a Middle-Aged Japanese Guy to Give You Company

Social isolation has always been an issue in Japan. Less do people know that this actually poses a threat to society. There are times when being isolated from others lead to bad behaviors which then result to violent acts. Sometimes, these are hard to eliminate or prevent. This is one of the reasons why it…

“Mamma Mia!” The Super Mario Brothers Are Now on Uno Cards with a Twist!

One of the undeniable things in life is how everything is much more fun with our friends around. We all go through countless memories with our friends whether these may be some of the happiest, saddest, or even the stupidest times around. Most of us have also enjoyed our time with our friends by hanging…

The Concept of Tomodachi: Japanese Friendship

The Misconception It is often stated that the Japanese are serious, cold or generally unfriendly people. But contrary to that, they can actually be really welcoming, hospitable, approachable, helpful, and yes, friendly! Today, I am going to some examples of the Japanese concept of “tomodachi.” Foreign Exchanges and Interactions jp.fotolia.com/ Many young Japanese are especially…