Youtube

5 Surprising Japanese Smartphone Habits

Japan, being a tech-savvy nation, boasts a large smartphone user base. There are some things that Japan does in a different way when compared to the rest of the world, but every country on the planet has been hooked onto smartphones with the advent of social media, online news, games, and video sharing. However, the…

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…

Want a Glimpse of Life in Japan? Check Out These 7 Awesome YouTubers!

The list of YouTubers in Japan is growing at an exponential rate so it can be quite difficult to determine which ones are worth your time. And while that often comes down to personal preference, this article is designed to help you find some YouTubers who make videos about Japan that might just suit your…

What Guinness Award Did Pikotaro Win? And a PPAP Cafe in Tokyo?

Today, kids and adults alike are always up to date with the newest trend thanks to the easy access to the Internet. We all know that everything that’s popular now will come to cease after some time whether it be a trend or a fad. But the impact that it made will surely leave a…

Yet Another Crazy Japanese Innovation – a Sake Vending Machine!

As you probably already know, Japan has a lot of weird and interesting innovations which includes a variety of out-of-this-world vending machines. Some of the most bizarre and craziest ones include the banana vending machine, the rice vending machine, and the egg vending machine. With that said, how would you react if a sake vending…

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,…

Can Japanese Dating Sims Really Help With Your Relationships in the Real World?

When I first came to Japan in the mid-2000’s, there was one thing that shocked me more than anything else: dating sims (in Japanese these are referred to as ‘ren’ai’ simulations). Now, today because of YouTube and the Internet we all know about dating sims, but back then I had never heard of dating sims,…

Who is Maru, Japan’s Most Famous Celebrity Cat?

In Japan, pets can be celebrities too! You may have heard of Hachiko, the Akita dog that waited nine years in front of Shibuya Station for his owner to come back: definitely Japan’s most loyal dog. He may even have been the one who sparked Japan’s love for animals, especially dogs and cats. In fact,…