An Introduction to Manga

A manga store in Japana

  Comic books have always been fascinating. While some are easy to read and understand, others such as Manga are a bit complicated. It is a Japanese version of comics and when you try to enter a new culture, things can become confusing and intimidating. When it comes to discussing Manga, it … Read more

What Were the Worst Disasters of the 2010s?

Visible satellite image of Hurricane Sandy

  Hundreds and thousands have lost their lives and billions have been displaced all around the world in the face of catastrophic acts of nature. Disasters happen ever since the dawn of time, but Mother Nature seems to have shown her full force during the past 10 years. From earthquakes, to floods, … Read more

How does Japan Have a 99% Conviction Rate?

A judge’s gavel on a table

  Japan is a remarkably safe society with a low crime rate. It belongs to the most peaceful countries in the world. This country also incarcerates fewer people than in other wealthy countries. The number of prisoners in Japan is also low compared to other countries. As of 2015, Japan has 48 … Read more

The Most Popular Names in Japan and their Meaning

Japanese Text

  The Japanese are an interesting nation. Its people are known to hold cultures, traditions, and many other things that may or may not hold importance in other parts of the world. The Japanese are very conscious about names, particularly family names, and would choose the one that features honor and history. … Read more

Is Japan Losing its Culture?

a Japanese man holding an umbrella

The land of the rising sun has forever been a romantic destination for people all around the world. Guarding the far east of the globe, Japan has been influenced by many cultures and people throughout history. It adopted some of the customs as they were, and some it adopted after remodeling to … Read more