“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.
Anime director Shinkai Makoto is renowned the world over and his latest theatrical length work is about to be released (May 31st 2013).
As the writer of this column, it’s quite gratifying to know that it’s also read by a number of people overseas.
Following their two live performances in Bangkok on March 10th 2013, three of the Berryz Kobo members (Sudou Maasa, Tokunaga Chinami, Natsuyaki Miyabi) then went on to perform in Myanmar the following day.
"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!
On March 9th 2013, Berryz Kobo performed live in Bangkok, Thailand, and then again the following day in Yangon, Myanmar.
Alice Nine is like a gateway to Japan for all the young Japan fans throughout the world. Here is part two of my interview with Alice Nine lead vocalist, Shou.
Taking you inside the homes of self-professed otakus to give you a glimpse of their lifestyle! Our next guest is from Taiwan and is a fan of “Neon Genesis Evangelion,” especially the female protagonist Ayanami Rei.
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!
One of the most memorable moments of my work in cultural diplomacy thus far was my 11 night, 14 day tour of four Brazilian cities (San Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Brasília) in November 2011 with the then Kawaii Amabassador, Misako Aoki.