Yes Halloween Candy! It's October and if you come from a country like the United States, it's the time of year where you start the downward spiral of eating way too many sweets. This lasts until New Years day or even potentially Valentines...Show More Summary
The gardens at Entsuin temple are beautiful in every season, but the most magical time to come is autumn, when the changing leaves are illuminated against the night sky by lights of slowly shifting color.This event within the gardens...Show More Summary
Cute and Kiddy Treats - But No Big Scares! Back in America, I was a huge fan of Halloween. My family always enjoyed Halloween too so it was a big deal in my house. We always decorated our house, carved jack-o-lanterns, handed out candy, chatted with the neighbors, had parties, we went the whole nine yards with it every year. Show More Summary
tiny disclaimer: this isn’t really a blog post for the world at large, it’s more for my inner circle of people, who I hope do not take this as a personal offense or me lacking gratitude, because by golly that is 100% never my intention. Show More Summary
A sign of the times in more ways than one?
Ever since I watched all of Full Metal Panic!, my desire to see a new series was one of my biggest wishes of all time. While this project was revealed last year, new details about the upcoming anime were revealed at the Fantasia Bunko...Show More Summary
After a smashing premier, what does this new generation of Tiger Mask have to keep the momentum going? Turns out quite a bit! Read more...
To be brutally honest, I usually don't go in for soba noodles. I often find them to be bland, in that sense of, Well, I need to eat otherwise I'll wilt way, so this will have to do. The noodles pictured above however, have given me faith that soba do have something to offer my unsophisticated taste buds. Show More Summary
If you've been around the interwebs lately, you may have heard of Nintendo's new gaming device that both does portable and home game console gaming, the new system called "Nintendo Switch". Now I wouldn't be a good "journalist" if IShow More Summary
The 22nd annual "Hakata Toumyou Watching " or Lantern Arts Festival in Hakata was unfortunately rained out for the most part this year. In several locations in Fukuoka (Hakata-ku), we can see Halloween-style temporary lights: usually tealights nestled in sand in a colored paper bag. Show More Summary
It looks like November might be a good month for fans of Vocaloid music, as PinocchioP's upcoming album, HUMAN, comes out during that period. From the looks of it, it might be a good way to start the holiday season. Among the songs that'll...Show More Summary
Iori Nomizu What does voice actress Iori Nomizu (????) and Mirai Suenaga have in common? Well they...
[The stream starts at 9 p.m. Central Standard Time.] With October being the month that Halloween takes place in, I felt that it was time to play something that fits with the season. The Doujin Game RosenkreuzStilette by [erka;es] may...Show More Summary
Ladies and Gentlemen. It is now time for our Maaaaaaain Event of the evening! Welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV. Tonight is our last look WrestleKingdom 10 with the main event match for the IWGP title. But first I should point out that even though we've seen some great action from January 4th, 2016. Show More Summary
I’ve got the ETC system set up in the motor for Japan’s highways. Very quickly, for those that may not know, ETC stands for Electronic Toll Collection System. It’s a kind of box in car / credit card combo. Stick card into box and when you go through Japan’s highway toll gates, something scans it, opens the gate/barrier and off you go. Show More Summary
Halloween in Shibuya is WILD. So wild that it took me about 30 minutes to cross the Shibuya scramble from the JR station. If you don't mind crowds and if you want a taste of Halloween culture in Japan, this is one of the places to be in Tokyo during this season. Show More Summary
It's time to hit the book again, people. Garage Hero's Tokusatsu Film School series is back with a new episode that focuses on giving us some advice on the filming scene. Of course, it talks about the importance of keeping track of the...Show More Summary
Last Sunday marked my third year participating in BTC English School's Halloween Party in Shiogama. The eikaiwa is small but fun and run by one of my best friends in the whole country. I teach for them part time in addition to helping out with the events. Show More Summary
On hot, sunny days, caves with tables and chairs are lovely spots for a quiet little break. But for proper relaxation, it appears that soft drinks and cigarettes also need to be part of the equation.
Today saw the opening day of Japan Robot Week for 2016, held at Tokyo Big Sight in Odaiba. The expo is a biennial event taking turns with the International Robot Exhibition. In 2015 the Japanese Government revealed a ‘Japan’s Robot Strategy’,...Show More Summary