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Experience Japan’s Model Kit Culture at the Gundam Base!

If you’re at all familiar with Japanese pop culture, you probably have heard of or know about Gundam. Mobile Suit Gundam, originally a television anime series which aired in 1979, has since grown into a massive franchise spanning various stories across anime, manga, films, and even an upcoming live-action film from Godzilla: King of the…

Get Amongst Japan’s Gunpla Craze and Check out How to Build Your Own!

Gundam Plastic Models (Gunpla) for beginners can seem so difficult to create because of its intricate designs and details. However, every gunpla hobbyist started from the beginning too, with no clue on how to build one. A model kit comes with a manual in Japanese. I’m a foreigner who has been living in Japan for…

Josou Danshi: The Cross-Dressing Hobby Gaining Popularity Among Japanese Men!

Generally speaking, Asian men (including Japanese men) have a very different build compared to their western counterparts. With the majority having slim, toned figures, their bodies can adapt to fit all types of clothing. This brings us to the unexpected hobby that has recently reached a new level of popularity in Japan. Josou danshi or…