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What’s Up With Japan’s Funny Crying Politician?

Ever wondered what goes around in the world of politics in Japan? We’ve all heard of the saying “Politics is a dirty game”, and while it may be true, the country loved by many has been ranked as the 18th least corrupt country according to the Corruption Perceptions Index 2015, which makes the people in…

Japan Has a Toilet of the Year Award! But the 2015 Winner Has No Privacy?

Among the many things that Japan is known for, one of those things is its high-tech toilets. So is it any wonder that there are awards given to the best toilets? 2015’s Toilet of The Year was awarded by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation, to Gallery TOTO which is a public toilet located…

New (and Accidentally Funny) Pocky Boxes for Every Valentine’s Recipient

Pocky, Japan’s beloved biscuit sticks dipped in flavors such as chocolate, strawberry and green tea, introduce 10 different packaging designs which will be available from 29 December 2015 until the end of February 2016. Actually, only the names have been revamped to have different meanings suitable for various occasions. For instance, there are Sukky and…

Japan’s Word of the Year 2015 Nominees: the 10 Most Interesting Words!

As we head towards the end of 2015 it is time for the announcement of the 50 nominees for the Word of the Year, done by large Japanese publisher Juyu Kokumin Sha. Every year during November, the publisher selects a set of terms which have made an impact on the Japanese popular culture over recent…

2 Top Japanese Comedy Dramas Bound to Make You ’LOL’

Japanese drama is known for its gimmick in engaging with the readers. There is a lot of TV series that have made me cry, and I believe that ones like ‘1 Litre of Tears’ can make some of us cry as well. However, if you are looking for a comedy drama to make ‘LOL’ (laugh…

How to be funny in “JaPunese”: 10 Original Japanese Puns!

Japanese comedy is known the world over. Mostly, the international perspective of Japanese comedy centers around ‘owarai’. Owarai is basically Japanese television comedy. This varies hugely but people may be quite familiar with quiz shows, variety shows, and talent contests, which are particularly popular right now! To the west, Japanese comedy may appear quite slapstick,…

Love a Good Pun? So do the Japanese and Here’s Why!

Japan is renowned for its “special” humor. However, most people don’t actually know much about Japanese humor aside from the crazy game shows you might come across on TV or the internet from time to time. So, what is the Japanese sense of humor really about? What makes the Japanese laugh? Western Humor   “Western”…

Do you want to build a Snowman in Japan?

We all loved to be building snowmen in winter when we were very young, didn’t we? Everywhere in the world, you use three snowballs to make a snowman. But in Japan, you make it with only two. History of Snowman Snowman is a snow statue made of snow by children during winter in regions with…

5 Weird Things in Japan that the Japanese Don’t Consider Strange At All!

Internationally (in)famous for strange inventions, Japan has a lot to offer if you are interested in the unusual, exotic or just strange. The number of things that often surprise foreigners but are ‘totally normal’ to Japanese is infinite. 1. Yaeba (八重歯) jp.fotolia.com/ Having uneven teeth or a ‘snaggletooth’ is considered a sign of youthfulness in…