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Fake News: How People Foolishly Rushed to Buy Toilet Paper

Interesting developments have been taking place ever since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools across Japan were going to close from a long period of time starting Monday, March 2, as a way to try to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the country. by Martin Danker View…
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Japanese Going Crazy about Mickey Mouse joining cast of Avengers: Endgame!

Mickey Mouse will be part of the Avengers: Endgame, the most-awaited Marvel movie and also Disneyland will become an onsen(hot spring)?! Oh, wait ! There’s more to it! The Japanese brand Seiko is releasing a Senbei (rice cracker) wrist watch and Kirby will be square from now on?! You might’ve guessed already…but if you’ve clicked…

3 Japanese Fashion Icons That Prove Age Doesn’t Matter When It Comes to Style

Ever since Facebook bought Instagram, photo sharing has become a widespread and easy online activity. Add it up to the brilliant way of how hashtags work, and you can expect thousands of people to discover online content within a short amount of time regardless of where they are in the world. This speed in information…

Looking for Celebrities to Follow? How About These 3 Japanese Actors?

Instagram has currently over 500 million users and more and more Japanese celebrities are joining this picture/video-sharing social networking site. Some of the latest additions to the growing number of popular Japanese actors on Instagram are Yamazaki Kento, Takayuki Yamada, and Nobuyuki Suzuki. 1. Yamazaki Kento (山崎賢人) A post shared by 山﨑賢人 (@kentooyamazaki) on Aug…

The Rise of Social Media: 3 Popular Japanese Apps to Stay Connected

Social media has become part and parcel of one’s daily life nowadays. Ever since the internet revolution began, the need to interact with others has led to social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatzApp and others. Here are some Japanese social media applications which one should know about as well. LINE This is the most…

Why Internet Addiction is Becoming an Everyday Reality in Japan Today

The increasing popularity of smartphones these days has led to the growing rate of internet addiction across the globe, and now also in Japan. This is happening particularly among youngsters and is becoming a major social problem in the country.   There are various kinds of internet addiction that include internet games, bonding addiction (e.g.…