As the platitude says, the Japanese Islands are like the Galapagos Islands: an ecosystem unlike anything else you will see anywhere else in the world. And even those of us who are tired of all the ...
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It’s been exactly three months since we presented a roundup of merchandise based on the manga and anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and in the meantime, the franchise became even bigger ...
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Like many things in Japan, Hina Matsuri (or Hinamatsuri), the Dolls' Festival or Dolls' Day (also known as Girls Day) celebrated on March 3, must be seen wearing Japanese cultural glasses. If not, ...
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Now, the relationship between the Japanese and cats is long and well known. From the cat illustrations in the ukiyo-e woodblock prints of the Edo Period (1600-1868) to Maneki-neko, the beckoning cat ...
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba only came up less than five years ago - on February 2016, to be exact - and its premise doesn’t seem that different from dozens of other manga/anime: a brother and a ...
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One of the big changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to societies everywhere across the world is how we work. All public health authorities agree that working from home is one of the best ways ...
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Studio Ghibli has proven that Japan's animation films aren't just for children or hardcore otaku fans: the creations of director Hayao Miyazaki have withstood the test of time and crossed ...
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About half a year ago, we gave you an overview of the 5 best 2020 Olympics merchandise products to date. But of course, as the biggest sporting event of the decade comes closer, there are many more ...
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The end of an era means the beginning of new merchandise opportunities: to commemorate the filan film of the last Star Wars trilogy (so far), we want to take a look at some of the fantastic ...
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For those who are not into sports, Japan’s most exciting event of 2020 surely is the opening of Super Nintendo World! Fans are excited for the Nintendo-themed amusment park - and it is set to open ...
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It's 40 years since Doraemon first burst onto TV screens in Japan and the blue robotic cat hasn't looked back since. Next year also marks five decades since Fujiko F Fujio originally created the ...
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Fans of Makoto Shinkai's blockbuster anime Weathering with You will definitely want to seek out the Weathering with You Cafe. In keeping with the anime's themes, the cafe menu features many ...
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Japan's first tourist information center with an art center facility attached is to open in Shibuya in December. The ground floor of Shibuya FUKURAS, one of the buildings forming part of the massive ...
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As relations between Japan and South Korea continue to sour, resulting in a boycott of Japanese products and the cancellation of a major art exhibition, the latest issue of weekly magazine Shukan ...
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From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Woody Allen, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tommy Lee Jones, the list of Hollywood celebrities who have come to Japan to appear in TV commercials and advertising campaigns is ...
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