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Crafting New Identities – Ramen Girls and Japanese Beer!

Japan is a country steeped in tradition with a very proud food culture, that has been as much a part of its identity as...

Tokyo Game Show 2018

Greetings from Tokyo Game Show 2018, the largest gaming trade show event in Japan! Taking place from September 20th - September 23rd 2018 at...

WCS 2018 Picture Galleries – Finals

As the light slowly dimmed, and the focus shifted to the main stage, the excitement in the room became almost palpable.  Backstage, the teams...

WCS 2018 Picture Galleries – Osu Cosplay Parade

The final day of the WCS this year started with beautiful weather, sunshine, and the ever-present unbelievable heat we’ve been experiencing here in Central...

World Cosplay Summit 2018

It’s August once again and that means cosplay teams and fans from all over the world have once again descended on Nagoya, which transforms...

The Hidden Paradise

Japan - the name is usually followed with a list of cities including Tokyo and Kyoto. The country is a popular tourist destination for...

Exploring the art of Sumo (相撲)

The sport of wrestling has been around throughout various cultures since time immemorial. It is usually a friendly competition, traditionally between males, to measure...

Junko Iwao at Anime North 2018

Greetings from Anime North, the biggest anime and Japanese culture convention in Canada! We were on the ground in Toronto with seiyuu (voice actor)...

A National Treasure Rises From the Ashes

Nagoya Castle is probably the most visited tourist attraction in this city, though over the years many people have criticized the castle for it’s...

Big in Japan: Tony Torres

If there are still modern renaissance men (in Japan), Tony would be their leader. Take one part Puerto Rican, one part mad cyclist/foodie, pepper...