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Top 5 Uniquely Unusual Things in Japan

Ahhh Japan, how I love thy eclectically unusual ways...
If you've been reading some of our articles, it should come as no surprise that Japan...

Are Fax Machines Inseparable from Japanese Society?

When you think of Japan, you think of big, modern cities, advanced technology, robots that serve you Ramen, some of the fastest broadband services...

Demonstrating (for) Peace

When you were a kid and your parents told you not to do something but you did it anyway, that's just youthful stubbornness. When friends...

Two Halves make a Whole

The word Hafu (ハーフ)refers to someone of mixed-race in a mostly homogenous society. In Japan, this term has always been widely accepted without question or 2nd...

Lost in Translation

Upon arriving on these shores, you realise that you're definitely not in Kansas anymore. The cultural aspects aside, the language differences are a big...

Slurping as an Art Form

Ramen has got to be one of the best foods in Japan, period. Keeping you warm during a cold winter night, or being the...

Nagashi Somen – A Midsummer Tradition

What do you do when the temperatures reach high enough levels that even the Pits of Hell seem like a nice way to cool...

World Cosplay Summit 2015 Coverage (Day 2)

We're back for one more day of coverage of the WCS. After the incredible Championship Event last night, we're at the WCS Victory Parade...

World Cosplay Summit 2015 Coverage (Main Event)

The Main Event at the World Cosplay Summit is the Stage Show, where the winning teams from 26 different countries compete against each other...

World Cosplay Summit 2015 Coverage (Day 1)

Taking place in the usually sleepy and rather conservative city of Nagoya, the World Cosplay Summit has been the biggest Cosplay Event in the...