How Safe Is Japan?

a colorful street in japan during night time

Every year, the crime rates of different countries are evaluated and compared. The result of this comparison makes a list of the Safest Countries in the World. For a number of years now, Japan has been ranking amongst the top 10 safest countries in the world. That’s an official number, but how … Read more

What is Rakugo?

A man performing rakugo

  As the saying goes, laughter is the best medicine. When a person is feeling down or feeling stressed out, one of the ways for a person to forget about his feelings and worries is by making him or her laugh. To make a person laugh by making jokes or telling a … Read more

What do Japanese People Really Think of America?

Five Japanese girls posing for a photograph

Human history spans eras of wars, conflict, and poverty. In fact, our current time period is considered to be the most peaceful mankind has ever experienced. The pages of our history are splattered red with the blood of billions, and the most recent conflict on the global scale is of course, World … Read more

Is Japanese the Fastest-Sounding Language?

A page from the Man'yōshū, the oldest anthology of classical Japanese poetry

  Communication is the key to leading a life like it is meant to be. It does not matter if you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert; everybody needs to communicate with another human being at least once during the day. Now while you can opt non-verbal ways to communicate with … Read more

Who is Aimi Eguchi?

A photo of Aimi Eguchi

In 2011, Aimi Eguchi was one of the latest addition to a Japanese girl group with millions of superfans, the AKB48. Each year, fans vote on which of the group’s members is the most popular, and the winner is announced in an internationally-televised awards ceremony. But in that same year, Eguchi soon … Read more

Why Are Girl Groups So Big in Japan?

Japanese girl groups

If you were not aware, Girl Groups are a big thing in Japan. Their popularity amongst the Japanese fans is ever-growing, and there are no signs of slowing down. Girl Groups of Japan reflect genius marketing. More than the talent itself, it is about cutesy girls dancing and singing around on TV … Read more