Why is Japan and Japanese Culture So Popular Today?
From beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites detailing the pristine architectural history of the past to a fusion of traditional culture mixed with pop culture’s modernity – Japan has massive appeal around the world.
Through Japanese films and television shows, Netflix documentary series, enjoying traditional foods, and studying the country’s history, we can gleam social customs, centuries-old traditions, and folklore often hidden by the mass appeal of anime, manga, and video games.
This is a review meant to start a discussion concerning the Netflix Jdrama My Husband Won’t Fit.
If you’ve had any interest in Japanese culture via exported anime Americanized into your favorite childhood memories or by other means, you’ve probably heard the phrase ‘Gaijin Smash’ in some context. So, for reference, let’s talk about this phenomenon.
Day 8: Isolation and Loneliness.
During my time working at a Japanese Cultural Center, I frequented any and all Japanese grocers nearby. It was the “Japanese” part of town and fresh, authentic places were readily available.
With increasingly brutal restrictions on foreign expats living in Japan now lifted, just how long will an entry ban last on those wishing to visit Japan for tourism?
This is a review of the 2018 Japanese documentary Inland Sea, directed by Kazuhiro Soda.
Learning Japanese doesn’t have to be hard! Simple and Easy to Understand Slice of Life anime series like Shirokuma Cafe are absolutely perfect for beginners.
Can reading the Japanese versions of manga comics be good for language learners and students alike? We explore methods and useful textbooks for further study.
Helpful Free Resources to Learn Japanese Online From Home.
Snacks & Food
There are a lot of Japanese snack subscription boxes on the market, and not all are created equal. Did Sakuraco capture the fall flavors of Japan accurately?
Eating Japanese snacks really should be an experience. Here are a few Japanese snacks you need to try.
Finding seasonal sakura, or cherry blossom mochi doesn’t have to be difficult!
Sakura Goromo is a traditional Japanese wagashi that is infused with dried cherry blossoms. Have you ever wondered what the petals of Sakura Trees taste like?
A brief look at the intertwined associations between Competitive Eating, Mukbang and THE King – Kobayashi Takeru.
What do popular drinks like Sangaria Royal Milk Tea and Pokka Milk Coffee from Japanese convenience stores taste like?