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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...

CP+ 2018 Visual Walkthrough

Good morning, everyone! It’s another beautiful day here in Yokohama, and as this year’s world premier show for camera and photographic imaging technology is slowly...

CP+ 2018 Video Impressions (featuring Fujifilm X-H1)

The first day was jam-packed with a lot of interesting insights into the newest cameras by Sony, Fujifilm, and Canon.  We had a chance...