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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...

Big in Japan

Is it even possible? With Japanese companies notoriously difficult to get into for foreigners, and the inherently slow rate of adoption of new ideas...

Continuing a Legacy

Male Adoption in Japan Here’s something that might come as a big surprise to most people: Japan has one of the highest adoption rates in...

The Art of Celebrating Summer in Japan

Attending one of the many Summer Festivals in Japan -By Achim Runnebaum The word Matsuri (祭) in Japanese means holiday or festival, and is synonymous with...

Where Is The Love?

Young people saying no to intimacy in Japan -by Achim Runnebaum Youth, as they say, is wasted on the young, and anyone above the age of...

Hunting & Gathering Truths vs. Farming Lies

Japan is a very unique country in many respects, and has even been called "Planet Japan" by some. Having been more or less isolated...