“The Evangelion and Katana (Japanese swords) Exhibition” is currently being held at Nishitetsu Hall in Fukuoka City. At the entrance, you are welcomed by the panels of Asuka, Rei, Mari, Shinji and Kaworu.
"Japan Expo" attracts some 200,000 people each year and we had the chance to interview the event's vice president, Thomas Sirdey, who enthusiastically spoke to us about the potential for the growth and development of Japanese pop culture in the European market.
The Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival runs from July 1-15 every year. In this photo gallery we will provide you with a brief glimpse of what to expect during Yamaksa, from the luxuriously decorated floats to the awesome spectacle that is “Oiyama,” on the 15th and final day of the festival.
In celebration of the 770 year history of Yamakasa, asianbeat and the globally respected brand “Yoshida Kaban” have collaborated together to produce “Hakata Yamakasa PORTER.”Never heard of "Yamakasa"!? Then read on to find out more!
Kitakyushu releases a new collaborative brand of sake between 'moe' characters and local sake breweries. Residents of Kitakyushu, hold on to your hats as "Moe Sake" starts to hit the shelves!
It’s almost here! We’re now but days away from the release of “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.” Eighteen years have passed since the series ceased its serialization, but Dragon Ball is a masterpiece of a series that never grows old.
I first began my work in cultural diplomacy in December 2007. In saying that though, it wasn’t until my visit to Saudi Arabia in March 2008 that I really started to grasp the significance of cultural diplomacy and feel that it was something worth devoting my life’s work to.
“I just love manga and cosplay. Manga is now sold all over the world and I want to go and see people in other countries cosplaying Japanese manga and anime characters for myself.”Soon after meeting Kanna, this is the email she sent me.
This week I’m continuing with my running series on my trip to Qatar and the Doha International Book Fair. Japan was the guest country of honor at the Fair and it was my role to organize the events to be held at the Japan booth. One of said events was a talk with Japanese voice actress, Uesaka Sumire.
As I wrote in my previous article, in the lead up to the close of the 2012 Doha International Book Fair, the “Japan booth” at the event hosted its own “Kawaii Fashion Show” – the first fashion show of its kind to be held in the city of Qatar!