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Quick Impressions from the Photokina

For all those interested in camera tech, here’s a brief look at some of the products from the Photokina this year. The biggest Camera Tech...

Junko Iwao at Anime North 2018

Greetings from Anime North, the biggest anime and Japanese culture convention in Canada! We were on the ground in Toronto with seiyuu (voice actor)...
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Saidaiji Hadaka Matsuri–Naked Man Festival

The Saidaiji Naked Men Festival is widely considered to be one of Japan’s strangest matsuri. Each year in February, roughly 10,000 men sign up...
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Iaido–The Ancient Art of Swordsmanship Entering a New Age

For those who have never heard the word, Iaido is a Japanese martial art which trains you, in both body and mind, how to...
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Behind the Lens: Kyoto Photo Walk with Trey Ratcliff

Japan is an amazing place for stories and endless photo opportunities. So with all there is to do and see, we at Japan Daily...

Hachiko – An incredible story of loyalty, love, and friendship

Oftentimes referred to as man’s best friend, dogs hold a very special place in our hearts. Many stories tell of their undying devotion to,...

The Art of Washi – The Japanese Paper Lanterns Festival

We were invited to a lot of festivals recently, and we go to quite a few of them throughout the year, but the Mino...

World Cosplay Summit – Osu Parade

We just returned from the finals of the WCS last night, and are utterly exhausted. We had some truly exciting times at the WCS...
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World Cosplay Summit 2017 – Underground Parade

Hello everyone, we're finally back online after some technical issues, so here are a few posts from the last several days.... Summertime means intense heat,...
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Hachimaki – the Japanese Headband that gives you Energy

When thinking of Japan, some of the things that usually come to mind are Sushi and Samurai; perhaps Karate and Bonsai. These are all...