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How NHK Makes Television for the World: Behind the Scenes of imagine-nation

Camera operators adjust their equipment routinely in preparation for the filming of an episode of imagine-nation.   The tension in the air lifts as director Suzuki signals a cut with a quick “arigatou gozaimasu.” Hosts Chiaki Horan and Nicholas Pettas relax their careful stance while the soundscape fills with the rearrangement of studio cameras and…

Find Cheap International Groceries at This Great Supermarket in Japan!

For international people in Japan or even Japanese people who are fans of foreign products, purchasing foreign imported food can be difficult and sometimes very costly. A small piece of cheese can set you back 1000 yen, and many items you will struggle to find at all. You may know of the chain stores such…

What Is It Like to Be a “Hafu” and Win a Beauty Pageant in Japan?

Every year, beauty pageants are held. And when it comes to international beauty pageants, people are especially excited to see the various beauties from different countries come to a single stage to compete. One of the more popular international beauty pageants is Miss World, and each year, pageants are held at a national level to…

The First Biracial Miss Universe Japan Takes the Spotlight!

‘Hafu’ is a Japanese term that comes from the English word ‘half’, and is used to pertain to people with a mixed heritage. People who are ‘hafu’ are literally half Japanese and half different race. In international terms, they are called biracial. One beautiful lady in particular captured the public interest recently for being the…

Yokohama International School: A Quality School with a Rich History

Yokohama International School is an independent, innovative school geared towards the education of children from ages three to eighteen. Don’t you want to know why this school is so intriguing? A Rich History   yis.ac.jp/ In 1924, the idea of this school was born by six founding members. The class sizes were small, but the…

Satisfy your Fried Chicken Craving with KyoChon!

KyoChon is actually a food establishment from South Korea. When asking for recommendations on where to eat upon visiting, the consistent answer was to go to KyoChon. For the uninitiated, Kyochon is South Korea’s answer to fried chicken. But not just any fried chicken, their chicken is 100% from natural ingredients and is NOT fast…

Easy to find Halal food in Japan

Halal food is eaten by those who follow the Muslim faith. Halal refers to food that adheres to the Islamic law written in the Koran. Outside of Muslim majority countries it can be difficult to find food that is halal. Now a new website can help Muslim visitors in Japan find delicious food! What is…

Globalization in Japanese Entertainment

Throughout the years, Japan has undergone a number of changes. People are coming in and going out of the country, exchanging ideas and bringing in new influence. Over the course of time, people have gained interest in not only knowing Japan’s culture but also experiencing it first hand. People from different parts of the world…

Kids Don’t Speak Japanese? Check Out 2 of the Top International Preschools in Tokyo

There’s no question that everyone wants the best for their kids. Every parent wants their child to learn more while fully developing themselves. Thus, many of them are given a chance to enroll in well-reputed schools, such as international schools. Nonetheless, most international preschools are really expensive, especially in Tokyo, that’s why it is necessary…