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Hana Yori Dango: A Touching Japanese Drama Series

If you’re familiar with Meteor Garden, then you must also be familiar with the Japanese version entitled “Hana Yori Dango” or “Boys Over Flowers.” The Japanese version stars popular Johnny’s idol from ARASHI, Matsumoto Jun, Inoue Mao, Oguri Shun, Matsuda Shota, and Tsuyoshi Abe. The drama series was based on the shoujo manga of the…

Enjoy the Art of Japanese Traditional Comedy Through the Show “Shoten”

If you’re wondering how Japanese people like to spend their free time, most of them are actually watching television programs. Comedy makes up quite a large portion on Japanese TV and watching a comedy show called ‘Shoten’ is a very popular way to kill some time. If you have watched TV in Japan on Sunday…

Take Your Japanese to the Next Level With These 5 Top-Notch TV Shows

Learning Japanese is hard. It takes a long time to slog through all the characters, learn thousands of new words and reprogram your brain to think in a totally new way. Sometimes it seems like you’ll never make it out of the textbook and into the real world. The key is practice, but the secret…

Check out Japan’s Latest Reality Netflix Series that’s Funny and Romantic!

Even though Netflix arrived in Japan just last year, Netflix had already started creating their own original programming series that streams exclusively through their website. You’ve probably heard of some of Netflix’s popular series before, such as Orange is the new Black, House of Cards, Jessica Jones, or The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt which have garnered…

Check out Japan’s Latest Tongue-in-Cheek Fun-Loving Drama on Netflix!

Since Netflix launched in Japan last year, it has been going from strength to strength. With a huge selection of anime’s as well as international series and movies; and now – original programming straight from Japan! One of their newest shows is a tongue-in-cheek, fun-loving drama – ‘Good Morning Call’. The Storyline   View this…

Which of these 2 Beloved New Year TV Shows Do You Want to Watch?

Typically, Japanese people spend the new year eating soba (buckwheat noodles) for good luck and fortune in the coming year, while cleaning the bejeezus out of their homes and workplaces. However, there is a secret you may not know about. The wonderful magic that is Japanese New Year’s TV. There are two main choices, and…

Shoujiki Shougi: A Lie–Detecting TV Match Every AKB48 Fan Should Watch!

Shoujiki Shougi matches are ones of the most popular segments in AKBINGO!. AKBINGO! is a Japanese variety show featuring AKB48 members and it is hosted by the comedy duo Bad Boys. “Shoujiki” means honesty while “shougi” is a Japanese board game similar to chess. Shoujiki Shougi is a game in which members are asked questions,…

5 Captivating and Exciting Japanese Dramas to Watch this Fall 2015

Are you interested in Japanese dramas but have no idea what is new or what to watch? Here are 5 of the latest dramas currently airing in Japan: 1. Siren This is a crime, love and suspense drama which is based on the seinen comic series of the same title by mangaka Yamazaki Sayaka. In…