Hey, Listen! Japanese Rapper Samples Zelda

by Sharilyn on Mar 01 2016 |


Rapper Kohh's recent release "If I Die Tonight" includes a throwback for all Legend of Zelda fans. Navi the fairy is speaking to all of us this time and not just Link when she says, "Hey, listen!" Read full story...

Japan's Population Shrinks Nearly 1 Million Since 2011, Census Shows (Video)

by Dave on Feb 27 2016 |

It's been widely known that Japan's population is trending downwards due to extremely low birth rates and having one of the world's highest elderly populations (more than 1 in 4 people are 64 or older). The recent figures for the official Census gives us deeper insight on just how fast Japan shrinking. Read full story...

Pokémon Turns 20 Today In Japan, Celebrate Pokémon Day Today!

by Dave on Feb 27 2016 |


Pikachu is 20 years old. Old enough to drink in Japan for two year already... but not quite yet in the U.S. "On February 27, 1996, the first Pokémon video games launched in Japan, kicking off a global Pokémon phenomenon that continues to this day. Exactly 20 years later, Pokémon Day will celebrate the historic milestone with events across the globe! " Read full story...

Cat Day In Japan!

by Sharilyn on Feb 25 2016 |


The amazing Cat Day takes place every year on 2/22 because the number 2 sound like the sounds a cat makes (ni versus nyan). This was the 30th celebration of our lovable friends and featured adorable cat cosplay, cat shaped food, and of course pictures of every cuddly terror that people own. Read full story...

Japan Railways Keeping Train Station Open In Hokkaido For Just One Person!

by Dave on Feb 09 2016 |


Pictured above is the Japan Railways stop Kyu-Shirataki. It's small. Very small. Ridership in this isolated area of Hokkaido, Japan has dwindled down to basically one person. Read full story...

School Lunch In Japan: It's Delicious And Healthy (And The Kids Make It Themselves)!

by Dave on Feb 06 2016 |


So... the last two articles have been about food in Japan. I'm sorry - I must have been hungry both times. It shouldn't be a shock to anyone familiar with the Japanese culture that they eat healthy. And by doing so Japan has one of the highest life expectancies in the world for men and women! If you're from the U.S. or other countries where fast food reigns or there's less emphasis of healthy lifestyles, especially with the actual food you eat, this video showing how school lunches are made in Japan will be a shock to you! Read full story...

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