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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...

The Battle of Sekigahara

October 21st, 1600 marks one of, nay, arguably THE most important battle in Japanese history. This event led to the eventual end of the...

Saidaiji Hadaka Matsuri–Naked Man Festival

The Saidaiji Naked Men Festival is widely considered to be one of Japan’s strangest matsuri. Each year in February, roughly 10,000 men sign up...

Big in Japan – Stephen Carter

Many people come to Japan with the expectation of staying only for a short time, and many do go back home or move to...