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Why foreigners in Japan are creepy but it is OK!

Japan – with all its facets – is a mysterious and very exotic country. Foreigners get either to love it or stay forever puzzled. And those who stay longer here surpass a queer metamorphosis. They become extremely strange and will never be able to recover, me included. jp.fotolia.com/ Japanese who stay abroad and come back…

How Many of These 5 Strange Fruits Found in Japan Are You Familiar With?

Japan is well known for its weird and quirky stuff, and its fruits are no exception. Many of you have probably already heard of square watermelons among others, but there are many other strange and interesting Japanese fruits. Here are five of them! 1. Akebi jp.fotolia.com/ In 2017, netizens were exposed to this purple-colored fruit…

Have You Heard of PPAP Singer Pikotaro’s New Song About Vegetables?

Following the fame of the “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” or “PPAP” song, Pikotaro has recently released a new song. This time, it is about vegetables! The song is in collaboration with Momoiro Clover Z, a Japanese idol group consisting of four girl members. How similar or different is it from PPAP? Is it also easy to learn and…

Feeling Lonely? Rent a Middle-Aged Japanese Guy to Give You Company

Social isolation has always been an issue in Japan. Less do people know that this actually poses a threat to society. There are times when being isolated from others lead to bad behaviors which then result to violent acts. Sometimes, these are hard to eliminate or prevent. This is one of the reasons why it…

What Is This Viral Japanese Video That Caught Justin Bieber’s Attention?

“I have a pen. I have an apple. *grunts* Apple pen.” This is how the song Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen by Pikotaro starts. It was uploaded on YouTube last August 25, 2016 and in just about a month, it has become an earworm that almost everyone can’t seem to get out of their heads. As of right now,…

10 Strange Things That the Japanese People Invented!

Japan can be a strange place sometimes. In any country you visit, you are going to find products that seem odd but Japan seems to have a lot more of these than you can find anywhere else. So here is a list of some of the strangest items that you can only find in Japan!…

Defend Your Tatami Territory in Japan’s Pillow Fight Tournament!

Ready, set… throw your pillows! If you think you’ve already seen and heard the most bizarre stuff Japan has to offer, then wait until you witness this full-on battle on tatami mats – the great pillow fight. View this post on Instagram 枕投げ大会肉10キロ逃したから焼肉 #さつま町青年団 #枕投げ大会 外囿 雄大さん(@yu___dai1214)がシェアした投稿 – 2018年10月月28日午前4時43分PDT It’s nothing new, actually. Most of…