International Women's Day: Which Female Character Inspires You?

by Sharilyn on Mar 08 2017 |


On International Women's Day we thought it would be nice to talk about some of the Japanese entertainment characters that have inspired us to be better women, better men, or to one day get a transformation pen filled with moon prism power. So tell us which anime, manga, or video game lady inspires you the most! Read full story...

Nyango Star, Japan's Mascot for the Tohoku Region, Rocks Away On Some Drums!

by Dave on Mar 07 2017 |


Basically everything, including regions in Japan, has a mascot in this wonderful country. It's cute and it makes you pay attention. See some of our previous articles on all these mascots! But for this particular one, check out Nyago star rock out to some drums! Read full story...

Self Check Out Machine In Japan Bags Your Groceries Automatically!

by Dave on Mar 06 2017 |


Label this under super-unnecessary. Self checkouts can save a lot of time, especially when you're only picking up a few items. But do you really need a self checkout to bag the groceries too? Check out the video in the full story! Read full story...

In a Technological Age, Simplicity Reigns in Japan

by Amy on Mar 05 2017 |


Japan is one of the most innovative and technologically advanced countries in the world. For some Japanese, simplicity continues to be highly valued. For instance, stationery stores in Japan are thriving because writing letters by hand is still a common practice as is the art of calligraphy. Another example can be found in music, an industry in which Japan is the second largest consumer. In Japan, CD and vinyl sales are double the amount of any other country as digital sales dominate the market elsewhere. Read full story...

What Reviewers Say About the Nintendo Switch Released Worldwide on March 3, 2017

by Amy on Mar 03 2017 |


Nintendo Co. Ltd released their seventh game console, the Nintendo Switch, on Friday, March 3 across the world. While most gamers are eager to get their hands on the shiny new system, others are less enthusiastic. Based on the opinions of professional game reviewers who have been using the product for the past few weeks, these are the main positives and negatives they found with the Nintendo Switch: Positives: Read full story...

Japan To Install Gender Neutral Restrooms For 2020 Olympics Venues

by Dave on Mar 03 2017 |


In at least 7 of the 11 (side note: is that a 7/11 advertisement in disguise??) olympic venues across Japan, the country will build gender neutral restrooms for all to use. Read full story...

Harajuku Style On Life Support In Japan Fashion World As Popular FRUiTS Magazine Shutters

by Dave on Mar 02 2017 |


Harjuku street style has been declared dead by popular fashion magazine FRUiTS in Japan. FRUiTS, founded in 1997, is a fashion magazine that showcased and documented this once wildly popular sub-culture fashion trend that stretched beyond Japan's borders. Read full story...

Check Out This 82 Square Feet Tokyo Apartment! Could You Live In It?

by Dave on Feb 16 2017 |


Tokyo is known for its small apartments, but this particular one takes it to a new level at 82 Square Feet. Check out the video in the full story! Read full story...

Japanese Prime Minister Has Awkward Handshake With Trump

by Sharilyn on Feb 10 2017 |


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe is visiting the United States this weekend. If this video is any indication, it might be off to a rocky start (although given how Trump viewed President Obama's visit to Hiroshima, it might have been already). Read full story...

Bored? Check Out Some Weird Japanese Commercials Currently Airing On Japan TV This Week!

by Dave on Feb 10 2017 |


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