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CP+ 2017 (Preliminary Report)

It’s the end of February, we’ve just arrived at Pacifico Yokohama, and people everywhere have cameras around their necks, which can mean only one...
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Exploring the Underground Mysteries in Tokyo

Tokyo is one of those rare cities that you can never get tired of. It truly offers something for everyone, and no matter how...
Traditional Geisha Culture in Japan

What you did not know about Geisha (芸者)

Which three words come into your mind immediately when you think of Geisha? For me, beauty, mystery, and grace come to mind, as does...
Visiting Ryoan-ji temple in Kyoto

Visiting Ryoan-ji Temple in Kyoto

If Tokyo is Japan's mecca of everything "omoshiroii", then Kyoto surely is the mecca of everything historical, and thus its cultural heart. Strewn with...
Plume Cloud forming over Mt. Fuji

Mountain Day in Japan

Today marks the first official “Mountain Day”, a new public holiday in Japan, to celebrate and give reverence to….you guessed it…. mountains! This is...

World Cosplay Summit 2016 Finals (Gallery)

Hey folks, this is it! After a busy weekend, two major parades, 30 teams competing in the preliminary, thousands of empty water bottles, and...

World Cosplay Summit 2016 (Osu Parade Gallery)

We just came back from the Osu Cosplay Parade in Nagoya, Aichi, and even though it's a brutally hot day, everyone was in good...

World Cosplay Summit 2016 Championships (Preliminary)

The first night of the Championships featuring 30 participating countries, brought a lot of excitement, action, and some great cosplay from all teams. It...
WCS 2016 Red Carpet Parade

World Cosplay Summit 2016 (Day 1 – Red Carpet)

It feels like only yesterday that we reported about the biggest Cosplay event in the world - the WCS in Nagoya, Japan. Now it's...
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7 Ways to beat the Summer Heat in Japan

Japanese Summers are notoriously hot and humid. It’s the same story every year: After the coldness of Winter, we all look forward to that...

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