Behind The Scenes Of A Japanese Ramen Shop In Japan! (Video)

by Dave on Sep 20 2016 |

Check out this very interesting mini-documentary that showcases Mengokoro Kunimoto, a tiny ramen shop in Tokyo. While you may be used to throwing ramen noodles in a microwave or a boiling pot for a few mins, there's actually a lot that goes on behind the scenes to make authentic and fresh ramen dishes. Check out the video in the full story! Read full story...

What Japanese Street Fashion Showcases Your Style?

by Japan Yay! Staff on Sep 19 2016 |

Japanese street fashion plays a prominent role in popular Japanese culture. The trends in street fashion have emerged from their roots dating back to the 1950s. The 1990s propelled street fashion into a major influence on Japanese and foreign fashion labels.  The subculture attire can be categorized into about a dozen different styles. Which of these styles suits your fashion? Read full story...

Final 2016 Sumo Tournament In Japan "Autumn Basho" Has Begun!

by Japan Yay! Staff on Sep 12 2016 |

It has come time for the last Tokyo sumo tournament of 2016, known as the "Autumn Basho". It takes place from September 11 through September 25 in Ryogoku Kokugikan, the home of sumo in Tokyo.

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‘Hafu’ and Proud: Japanese-Indian Elephant Trainer Crowned Miss Japan World

by Amy on Sep 09 2016 |

On September 5, the Japanese-Indian elephant trainer and freelance translator Priyanka Yoshikawa was crowned Miss Japan World after biracial Ariana Miyamoto became Miss Universe Japan last year. Critics say the women are not “Japanese” enough, while supporters are glad to see Japan embrace a more tolerant attitude toward mixed-race residents. The mere participation of these women marked a major turning point in Japanese history while the selection of these women as champions was revolutionary! Read full story...

Otaku Anime Inspired Fashion Trending In Japan

by Japan Yay! Staff on Sep 08 2016 |

Otaku is a nerdy person that is obsessed with anime or Manga. Otaku is also what stereotypical nerdy anime characters are called. In Japan being as cute or fantastically dramatic appearing as possible is the more typical style on the fashionable streets in Japan. That's why the fact that Otaku fashion ensembles is becoming a trendy style among teen girls in Japan is a little peculiar and also interesting.

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MOS Burger Inspired And Anime-Themed "Gabutto Burger" Opens On 9/6 In Chicago Land Area

by Dave on Sep 04 2016 |

Masaru and Misha aren't your ordinary burger joint owners. Masaru, who was raised in Japan, had fond memories visiting the famous burger chain MOS Burger as a kid. Founded in 1972, MOS Burger is the second fast-food restaurant in Japan, after McDonald's. When Masaru headed to the States, already a seasoned foodie, he decided he wanted to do something similar to MOS. Read full story...

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