Using Manga to Build Japanese Vocabulary (And Improve Speaking Too!)

by Amy on Jul 15 2016 |

Have you ever read manga?

What about reading manga in Japanese? Read full story...

Fantasy Foods at Ghibli Exhibit

by Morgana on Jul 15 2016 |

Studio Ghlibli’s exhibit in Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills skyscraper is covering 30 years of stunning works in film and animation. However, many of the fans are most excited by the cafe included in the exhibit. In Ghibli’s films, food is animated in a mouthwatering fashion. Characters almost always dine together, finding comfort in food. The cafe is no exception, as now fans too can enjoy selections inspired by the movies for a limited time. Read full story...

Man Sneaks Into Fukushima's Red Exclusion Zone And Shows Abandoned Buildings

by Dave on Jul 14 2016 |

Check out this gallery of pictures from a dude in Japan who decided to sneak into Fukushima's Red Exclusion Zone. Apparently there are guided tours around this area though, so label some of these comments as sensationalized. The pictures are very interesting, however. NOTHING has been touched for quite a while and the buildings have remained loot-free. Read full story...

Studio Ghibli Exhibit Open in Tokyo

by Morgana on Jul 14 2016 |

A major Studio Ghlibli exhibit just opened in Tokyo on July 7th, 2016. The exhibition is open to the public in the Roppongi Hills skyscraper. The show is titled “Ghibli Expo: From Nausicaä to Its Latest Film, The Red Turtle. The show will run through September 11, leading up to the Japanese release of Red Turtle. Michael Dudok de Wit’s Red Turtle is Ghibli’s first international co-production. Read full story...

Japan's Emperor May Be Planning Abdication

by Morgana on Jul 13 2016 |

According to a government source, Emperor Akihito may be planning to abdicate within a few years. The source said that the emperor has been speaking about his intentions for at least a year, but that does not mean that the Emperor has any immediate health concerns. The 82-year-old is still active but according to the Imperial Household Agency some of his duties were to be cut back in May. Read full story...

Pokémon Go's First Week Recap

by Morgana on Jul 12 2016 |

It has been an eventful week for Pokémon trainers worldwide. Well, almost worldwide. Last Wednesday the mobile app Pokémon Go was released. It is currently the top downloaded free app and top grossing app for both the Apple and Android app stores. When the game came out for New Zealand, Australia, and eventually the US, it became an immediate hit. Read full story...

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