All Blogs / Local Interest / Japan / Popular

Halloween Sugary Candy vs. Seasonal Fall Foods

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

Matsushima Fall Light Up Review

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! Halloween in a different light.

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

I want NOTHING for Christmas

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

Huzzah: Full Metal Panic!'s new series to air next Fall

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

Annotated Anime: Tiger Mask W episodes 2-4

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...

Faith in soba noodles after all; Tendon and soba set delivers the goods

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

Weekend Japanatainment - Nintendo Anime Edition

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

Hakata Toumyou Lantern Arts Festival

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

Vocaloid Artist PinocchioP's third album launches next month

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

Iori Nomizu What does voice actress Iori Nomizu (????) and Mirai Suenaga have in common? Well they...

Japanator LIVE: Let's shoot down magical girls in RosenkreuzStilette

[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

Strong Style: Main Event time!

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

What happens when the ETC barrier doesn’t open?

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

The Halloweenies in Shibuya

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

Tokusatsu Film School hits us with some useful tips

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

Small Party, Big Fun: Halloween in Shiogama

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

Vending machines in a cave

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.

Japan Robot Week 2016 switches on at Tokyo Big Sight

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

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC