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100 Things to Do in Harajuku, the Fashion Capital of Tokyo, in 2019!

Harajuku is often referred to as the crazy fashion capital of Tokyo, home to the famous Takeshita Street and the inspiration for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s style, and various subcultures like lolita and gothloli. If you’re interested in trying some unusual shops and cafes, Harajuku in the heart of Tokyo is a must-visit. Here are 100…

JENESYS 2.0: How to be a Japanese Cultural Ambassador?

As a goodwill ambassador appointed for JENESYS 2.0 last September 2013, I was tasked to spread Japanese culture in my own country through my very own ways. As soon as I found out that the Japan embassy in the Philippines is looking for candidates for JENESYS 2.0, I immediately sent out my application. I presented…
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Bluray and DVD of Chihayafuru Musubi already released!

The Bluray and DVD of Chihayafuru Musubi was released just last October 3. If you’re a huge fan of the live-action version, the anime and manga, you should definitely purchase a copy! Chihayafuru-manga and live-action お勧めの漫画です題名は『ちはやふる 』 激戦を経て、ついにクイーン戦への切符を手にした千早。孤高の才能をもつ詩暢の立つ場所は、千早の想像を超える荒野だった―。それぞれ1勝1敗で、第3試合を戦う太一と新は、かるたへの、そしてお互いへの思いを畳にぶつける―!! 東西挑戦者決定戦、ついに決着! pic.twitter.com/vKSx0AVbIO — 皇 刹那 (@uEAMcggk7Xr83XH) November 15, 2018 The films of Chihayafuru were all based on the…
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Enoshima – a dating spot and so much more

There are three key dating spots around Tokyo that locals always talk about. The first is in Odaiba, the second in Yokohama and the third is the small seaside town of Enoshima – a short ride west of Kamakura. Bustling with tourists and fishermen, the seafront and island, is flooded with courting couples on the…

East Asian Mythology: SHISA of Okinawa-the Stone Guardians of Japan

Off the shores of Kyushu (the third largest island of Japan), there are a number of volcanic islands flowing south-west towards Taiwan. These are named the Ryukyu Islands, also known as the Nansei Islands. In the center of this volcanic island chain is where Okinawa, the biggest of the Ryukyu Islands, can be located. It…

Want to Dance with Pikachu? You Can’t Miss This Cute Event in Yokohama!

Most people have heard of the incredibly popular children’s anime show, Pokémon, which depicts a young boy and his friends who venture out into the world to win battles, collect badges, and “catch ’em all!” This insanely popular franchise also has an extensive series of video games and merchandise, which continue to be developed and…

How Many of These 5 Popular Dog Breeds in Japan Have You Seen?

Japan is the land of “kawaii” (cute) things. From clothing to accessories to stationery to even food, “cute” culture is often incorporated to make many quite ordinary items look adorable! Cute animals are also very popular in Japan and there are even TV shows and social media dedicated to hamsters, rabbits, kittens, puppies, and other…
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