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5 Japanese Things Visitors Find Amazing

Ancient castles, breathtaking views, and rich culture, there are many things tourists love about Japan. However, many tourists also fall in love with Japan for other reasons, reasons they actually notice as they travel across Japan. So what are the top five things that tourists find surprising about Japan? 1. Washlets jp.fotolia.com/ There are two…

Breaking News: Tokyo Reports More Than 240 COVID-19 Cases, Its Largest Number Yet

It’s official, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has reported that the daily COVID-19 cases in Japanese capital reached 243 on July 10, 2020, making it the second day in a row where numbers reach more than 200. by Martin Danker Tokyo has recently seen a spike in cases, with numbers usually reaching the 50s during the…

6 Japanese Brands’ Cold Face Masks to Help You Survive Japanese Summer Heat

Summer in Japan is hot and humid. Due to global warming, the weather forecast predicts the heat and the humidity might be much more severe this summer, and they have been getting worse year by year. At the same time, we are still battling with the coronavirus, which means obligatory mask wearing. One problem though…

4 Theatrical Masks That Captured the Essence of Traditional Japanese Performances

Japan is known for its classical musical drama called “Noh,” wherein actors do their performance with the help of different masks. Every mask represents a certain character in the story such as a hero, animal, ghost, devil, etc. These masks are carved from blocks of Japanese cypress and painted to show a variety of emotions.…

Meet the Japanese Designer Behind Kaneki Ken’s Iconic Ghoul Mask

A 30-second trailer for Tokyo Ghoul’s (東京喰種トーキョーグール) live-action adaptation has been released. The movie is directed by Kentaro Hagiwara (萩原健太郎). The trailer introduces its main characters including Masataka Kubota (窪田正孝) as the human-turned-half-ghoul protagonist Kaneki Ken (金木研), Fumika Shimizu (清水富美加) as Toka Kirishima (霧嶋董香), Yu Aoi (蒼井優) as Rize Kamishiro (神代利世), Nobuyuki Suzuki (鈴木伸之) as…

The reason Japanese wear surgical masks might surprise you

If you have ever been to a high polluted country, you might have seen people there wearing a mask to protect their lungs from pollution outside their homes. China is one example, where pollution is even measured on a daily basis and announced so people can prepare themselves. Is it the same for Japan? No,…