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5 Manga Genres that May Interest You!

Unlike western comic books, Japanese manga can target a really specific part of the population according to its genre. In fact, the audience may vary from elementary school kids, teenage girls, teenage boys, young adults to much older and so on. This is one of the great things about manga: anyone can find what they…
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“The Suicide Forest” – How Aokigahara Earned Its Nickname?!

Japan is known as one of the safest places on earth but did you know that a notoriously common site for suicide can also be found? A dense forest known as Aokigahara is a popular tourist destination due to its large number of icy caverns. It lies at the northwest base of Mt. Fuji and…

Instant Cup Noodles By Nissin: Welcome to Japan

Japan is the home for many authentic ramens from the “shoyu” ramen to the “tonkotsu” ramen, passing by the “shio” one. In fact, one of the reasons people visit Japan is thanks to its rich ramen culture and history. As if it was not enough, Japan also has a wide selection of instant noodles. One…

Simple Guide to the Japanese Kimono

Kimono, or literally “the thing to wear” refers to a Japanese traditional outfit. The standard plural of the word kimono in English is “kimonos”, but the unmarked Japanese plural kimono is also sometimes used. A kimono is a t-shaped wrapped garment with long and wide sleeves worn so that the hem falls near to the…

How did Halloween Become so Popular in Japan?

View this post on Instagram A post shared by 31 Nights Of Halloween (@31nightsofhalloween) on Sep 22, 2019 at 2:03pm PDT It is September, and from the very first weeks of this month, you have probably been seeing many shops and street corners being decorated with Jack-O-Lantern and other orange and purple colored miscellaneous decorations.…

Lolita Fashion Types and Sub-Genres

Being famous for delicious food, exotic culture and a different lifestyle, Japan also has a very intense youth culture with a wide range of fashion styles. One smaller sub-culture would be Lolita fashion. First of all, there is no connection with the novel written by Vladimir Nabokov or the related Lolita complex which describes the…
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10 Wonderful Attractions in the Underrated Kobe, Japan

If you mention Japan, many people’s first thoughts may be the most famous cities such as Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. Although these are all great places to visit with their own unique charms, there are many other great cities in this country that are well worth a visit. Kobe is an underrated city, great for…
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6 Reliable and Cheap Travel Pass for Tourists in Kyoto!

Kyoto is a beautiful city for sightseeing. It is hugely popular among both foreign and Japanese tourists and offers a wonderful array of historical and cultural landmarks, temples, shrines, walking trails, and opportunities to dress in kimono and walk along serene canals. Getting around Kyoto, and getting around easily and cheaply, is a question asked…
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Basic Japanese Vocabulary and Useful Sentences to Ride Japanese Train

Although it is perfectly possible to visit and survive in Japan without learning the language, it definitely makes life a lot easier when you know some basic vocabulary. It can build bridges between you and the people you meet, and make requests and actions, which you may take for granted back home where there is…
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CREMIA: The Famous Soft-Serve Ice Cream You Have to Try in Japan!

Ice cream is, to many, one of the greatest pleasures in Life! So many tempting varieties exist all over the world, and wherever the country your are in, Ice cream is widely adopted by the majority. In Japan, ice cream is extremely popular. Despite not being a traditional dessert or snack, you can now find…