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Top 5 Funniest Jimmy Onishi Moments in Japanese Comedy Show “Waratte wa Ikenai”

Despite most assuming that Japan is a country of serious faces and hidden emotions, the TV industry is booming with slapstick comedy, comedians from Osaka, and classic shows putting a smile on fans’ faces. Japanese comedy comes in a variety of types: rakugo, an amusing monologue performed by a solo speaker; owarai, which includes game…

Have You Heard of PPAP Singer Pikotaro’s New Song About Vegetables?

Following the fame of the “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” or “PPAP” song, Pikotaro has recently released a new song. This time, it is about vegetables! The song is in collaboration with Momoiro Clover Z, a Japanese idol group consisting of four girl members. How similar or different is it from PPAP? Is it also easy to learn and…

Do You Know These 5 Japanese Entertainers Who Showed Some Skin to Make It Big?

For geinin (芸人) or entertainers in Japan, fame is fleeting. You could be the most talked about person in Japan, but six months later, people talk about how nostalgic they feel after hearing your name or gag in conversation. In the past few years, the worst offenders of these popularity explosions are comedians who use…

What Guinness Award Did Pikotaro Win? And a PPAP Cafe in Tokyo?

Today, kids and adults alike are always up to date with the newest trend thanks to the easy access to the Internet. We all know that everything that’s popular now will come to cease after some time whether it be a trend or a fad. But the impact that it made will surely leave a…

What Is This Viral Japanese Video That Caught Justin Bieber’s Attention?

“I have a pen. I have an apple. *grunts* Apple pen.” This is how the song Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen by Pikotaro starts. It was uploaded on YouTube last August 25, 2016 and in just about a month, it has become an earworm that almost everyone can’t seem to get out of their heads. As of right now,…

Defend Your Tatami Territory in Japan’s Pillow Fight Tournament!

Ready, set… throw your pillows! If you think you’ve already seen and heard the most bizarre stuff Japan has to offer, then wait until you witness this full-on battle on tatami mats – the great pillow fight. View this post on Instagram 枕投げ大会肉10キロ逃したから焼肉 #さつま町青年団 #枕投げ大会 外囿 雄大さん(@yu___dai1214)がシェアした投稿 – 2018年10月月28日午前4時43分PDT It’s nothing new, actually. Most of…

Enjoy the Art of Japanese Traditional Comedy Through the Show “Shoten”

If you’re wondering how Japanese people like to spend their free time, most of them are actually watching television programs. Comedy makes up quite a large portion on Japanese TV and watching a comedy show called ‘Shoten’ is a very popular way to kill some time. If you have watched TV in Japan on Sunday…

An Amusing Tale of the Quirkiest Aquarium in Kyushu: Wakuwaku Undersea Aquarium

Given that seafood is part of the staple diet for most people in Japan, it’s hardly surprising that aquariums are also popular. Some Japanese aquariums (such as ‘Kaiyukan’ in Osaka) are world famous and make for an outing that you’ll never forget. The smaller aquariums in Japan are charming in their own way too, and…
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Do We Need Weapon Wigs? Inventor Nakamatsu Yoshiro Says Yes!

Japan in the land of innovation and safety. From fast speed bullet trains, vending machines that sell everything from bananas to underwear, and one of the safest countries in all of Asia, if not even the world, now comes a weaponized wig for self-defense. Yes, you read that right – a weaponized wig! Yoshiro Nakamatsu…
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Animal Lovers In Japan Can Now Sign Their Name With Animal Hanko!

Japan is easily known for many things – fantastic food, gorgeous seasons, and impressive transportation system just to name a few. From the ubiquitous animal cafes seemingly on every corner, to pet-friendly parks and even outlet malls, Japan literally has it all. However, have you ever heard of hanko? This is someone’s personal stamp. It…