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Japan Has a Mascot For Everything – Even Piracy

Everybody knows how large Japan’s entertainment industry is. From blockbuster video games to manga one-shots, you can find a wide range of genres and interests to enjoy in Japanese entertainment. Unfortunately, many of these products are prime targets for theft and piracy. Manga piracy is the most prominent, with entire chapters from popular magazines like…

Catch a Movie at These 3 Unique Movie Theaters in Japan!

Watching movies in a theater rather than on a TV is something every one of us would like to do once in a while to ensure the best experience! In a country which produces wonderful anime such as Your Name, and interesting live fantasies such as Tokyo Ghoul, you are missing out on a lot…

All About Osaka EXPOCITY, the Largest Entertainment Complex in Japan

Osaka EXPOCITY, Japan’s largest entertainment complex, opened in Suita City, Osaka in November 2015. There are eight entertainment sections and a brief explanation will be given on each of them below. 1. Nifrel A post shared by 生きているミュージアム NIFREL(ニフレル)公式 (@nifrel_official) on Apr 27, 2016 at 2:51am PDT This is the first building on the left as…

Movies in Japan and How to Make the Most of Your Experience!

Have you ever watched a movie in a Japanese cinema? I did and in fact, it’s one of the highlights of my trips to Japan because I’m able to watch the latest Japanese movies as soon as they’re screened and there are perks that come along with the experience. Foreign Films “Frozen” (アナと雪の女王) – No.1…

Let’s Go to the Movies Japanese Style!

Sure, a trip to the movies is a universal hobby, an escape from the everyday life. Japan is no different, and theatres can be found aplenty, with the three biggest companies being Toho, Cineplex, and Aeon Cinema (Warner Bros). Here are a few differences in both the theatres and the culture of watching movies in…

Experience an All Immersive 4D Theater Experience at Toho Cinemas Japan!

Toho Cinemas is found all over Japan, is well known for showing the latest in movie experiences. All the new releases go through this theater. However, the one in Roppongi Hills has them all beat. All the famous movie stars from Gerard Butler to even Tom Cruise has stopped by to promote their movies there.…

Akira Kurosawa: On the Golden age of the Japanese Cinema

Catching Lighting in a Bottle, Again After his success with Sanshiro Sugata Akira Kurosawa (黒澤明) began work on his second production The Most Beautiful. This would be a propaganda film about female factory workers. In order to get more realistic performances out of his actors and actresses, he had them live in the factory, eat…

Going to a Movie Theater in Japan

Have you wanted to see a movie in Japan, but were not sure if you might run into some problems? Maybe the ticketing process is different or the movie will be dubbed in Japanese or the theatre etiquette will be different. Read on to find out what an experience in a Japanese movie theater is…

4 Tips for Seeing Movies in Japan on a Budget

1. Movies in Japan If you are a movie buff, like me, you know that there is nothing like experiencing a movie in the cinema. And few countries do movie theaters like they do here in Japan. Japanese movie theaters are second to none. With reserved seating, you never have to worry about getting to…