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Exploring the Simplistic Beauty of Wabi Sabi (侘寂)

The daily struggle for perfection - especially on social media with its perfectly curated feeds - it’s becoming harder than ever to just take...

The Origins of Cosplay

Cosplay is a huge cultural phenomenon. How did it get started, and why is it so popular? Read on and find out more.

How an Englishman saved Japan’s Cherry-Blossoms

The interesting story of how one Englishman, Collingwood ‘Cherry’ Ingram, saved Japan’s Sakura from dying out.

[Sponsored] Aesop’s Fables comes to Nagoya

With eighty plus - and counting - productions under our belt, Nagoya Players has seen and survived a lot. The group...

Big in Japan: Alex Parsons

Wintersports have enjoyed a long stay of popularity in Japan - especially Snowboarding. Even a hasty glance on social media quickly gives...

Japan’s Rise to the Top of the Camera World

A Snapshot of the Industry The first camera to reach Japan’s shores...

Is Japan Poised to Dominate the Olympics?

The Breakout With Japan hosting the Summer Games in 2020, as well as the Rugby World Cup in...

What is the meaning of Hadouken?

A detailed analysis of the Japanese used in Street Fighter II It was in February 1991 when Street Fighter II: The World Warrior was released...

Tokyo Comic Con

Manga and Comic Books The relationship between Japan and comic books goes quite a ways back, and the two still remain an inseparable match to...

Visiting Japan’s oldest Whisky Distillery

Shinjiro Torii - A name you may, or may not have heard before; in case you haven’t, he is hailed as a true visionary,...