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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...

Big in Japan – Chris O’Neill

We’re sitting here with none other than Chris O’Neill, the one and so far only professional foreign Ninja in Japan. As some of you...

Renewing a Working Visa in Japan

Today is one of those days... The day most expats in Japan dread almost as much as going to the Doctor or Dentist. At...

Enjoying the Magnificent Beauty at Shiba-Sakura Flower Festival

Mt. Fuji is the eternally revered, quintessential symbol of Japan - as is the Sakura (Cherry Blossom) flower. Combine those two, and you get...

Should Tattoos Continue to be Banned From Onsen in Japan?

Spring and early Summer means relaxation, travel, and for many people, it also means a visit to an Onsen (温泉; natural hot springs).  As a volcanically active country,...
Chris Evans in his directorial debut

Chris Evans’ Directorial Debut Becomes Available In Japan

Known mostly for his portrayal of Captain America (which is breaking box office records with "Civil War" right now), Chris Evans has fought his...

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