Autumn leaves in Kyoto

by Dave on Dec 04 2014 |


Kyoto looking really pretty in the fall! Enjoy the pic! Read full story...

Marijuana in Japan

by Dave on Dec 03 2014 |


While the U.S. is increasingly becoming progressive about Marijuana use, especially for medicinal reasons, Japan is still strongly against cannabis. This Vice documentary shows the struggles of one legislation group battling culturally-outdated laws in Japan. Click read full story to watch the video! Read full story...

Movie teaser in Japan full of bouncy boobs and weirdnesss

by Dave on Nov 18 2014 |


I don't want to spoil it all, but this is supposedly a movie teaser. The YouTube descriptions exclaims: "Is it bliss or a tragedy? A secret game with sexy Japanese idols." It starts out innocently enough - in Japan terms, with girls in bikini's and then BAM close-ups of their breasts. Check out the video in the full story! Read full story...

Japan's new Shinkansen maglev train hits 311 MPH (video)!

by Dave on Nov 18 2014 |


Japan is well know for its super fast trains. Current bullet trains in Japan can reach upwards to 200MPH, but the new experimental maglev trains, which float above the train via powerful magnets, can peak at 311MPH! The Central Japan Railway Company ran public tests between Uenohara and Fuefuki recently - a 26 mile commute. Check out the video of the new powerful Shinkansen in the full story! Read full story...

Japan ousts Scotland to win worlds best Whiskey title

by Dave on Nov 05 2014 |


For relaxing times make it Suntory time. The Yamazaki Single Malt Whisky Sherry Cask 2013, which is produced by Japan beverage mega-corp Suntory, has been awarded the highest score for "World Whiskey of the Year." Cheers Japan, whiskey on the rocks. A true man's drink - verified by Bill Murray. Read full story...

Massive Japan Halloween street party in Shibuya!

by Dave on Nov 01 2014 |


From Tokyo Fashion:

"Halloween has exploded in popularity in Japan in the last few years, and this year's Shibuya Halloween street party was the biggest and most insane that we've ever seen. The entire areas around Shibuya Station, the Shibuya Scramble, and Shibuya Center Street were packed with people in costumes from afternoon until well after midnight. !"

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Halloween in Japan!

by Dave on Oct 31 2014 |


Happy Halloween! While the holiday isn't as quite as an event as it is in the United States, it is becoming more popular, especially with adults in Japan (AKA another excuse to party, go to clubs, and cosplay!). Check out some sweet Halloween costumes on the streets of Shibuya, Tokyo. Video in the fully story! Read full story...

No dancing after midnight law in Japan is gone!

by Dave on Oct 29 2014 |


Did you know it was illegal to dance in Japan after midnight? The telegraph explains: "Banning dancing at public venues came about in 1948, when Japan passed a law attempting to stamp out prostitution linked to dance halls." The 66 year old law is dead - time to dance! Check out the video in the full story! Read full story...

Obama impersonator in Japan TV commercial roundup

by Dave on Oct 24 2014 |


There's a niche for everything on the Internet - especially when it comes to Japanese culture and media. A YouTube channel is dedicated to releasing new Japanese TV commercials that air on Japan's networks. Check out a roundup of recent "best of" commercial spots - which includes an Obama impersonator sponsoring a used-car company, Gulliver. Read full story...

.hack//SIGN and many more .hack series set for re-release!

by Dave on Oct 14 2014 |


.hack fans snap out of your coma! Back in July of last year FUNimation announced the licensing of all (well, close enough) .hack anime from the now defunct Bandai Entertainment. Up until last week they've been very quiet on the timing of the releases. At New York Comic Con on Saturday FUNi broke its' silence and announced street dates for .hack//SIGN, //Legend of The Twilight, //Roots, and //Trilogy on DVD!

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