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Review of Netflix Japan’s “Our Secret Diary”

Directed by Kentaro Takemura, the main character of Japanese teen romance movie Our Secret Diary, high schooler Nozomi Kuroda (Hiyori Sakurada), is your classic Japanese shy girl next door who also adorably happens to be a bit of a closet … Continue reading

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What if the “aliens” who crashed in Roswell were really Japanese?

I’m obsessed with all things aliens—and in the time of Trump, I should be clear, the ones from outer space not the non-citizens. I’ve gone to UFO conventions, watch every alien-themed documentary on Netflix, and listen to every paranormal podcast. … Continue reading

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8Books Review: Essential Japanese Grammar

After having gotten hooked on learning some legit Japanese for my trip to Japan last year, I’ve been rarin’ to continue my Japanese language skills for a future return trip to Kyoto study tea ceremony traditions. Thus, when given the … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Toei Kyoto Studio Park

It’s quite lovely to experience Kyoto’s preserved machiya neighborhoods and many ancient temples, but equally fun and still historic is the Toei Kyoto Studio Park. Basically, imagine Universal Studios but minus all the big fancy rides and massive studio set … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: New Year’s Festival at Yasaka Shrine

If you watch a lot of anime, you may have noticed that festivals are a big deal in Japanese culture and story telling. Just like there’s usually a onsen hot spa episode, a beach episode, or a class field trip … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Kyoto Train Station

I have been waiting to get to this part of my trip for a long time because I really enjoyed visiting the city of Kyoto for a lot of different reasons. But first, let’s start with Kyoto Train Station, which … Continue reading

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Anime Review: No Game No Life

By Misogi The story revolves around two siblings: Sora and Shiro. The 17 year-old brother and a 11 year-old sister carry an infamous reputation in the gaming world as 『  』(yes it is a blank). They live as gamer NEET (Not … Continue reading

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Best Anime MMA Walk Out Songs

My Naruto poster came that I got on eBay!!! ナルトのポスターが来た! #Naruto #anime A photo posted by @roxyfighter on Jan 31, 2015 at 6:58am PST Last fall, two Invicta FC fighters, Roxanne Modafferi and Jenny Liou (who will both fight in … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Ekiben

Although taking leftovers to-go from a restaurant is not common practice (try not to ask for it as restaurant staff may freak out wondering how to fulfill your request), the Japanese have pretty much perfected the art of the train … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Public Transportation

One of the reasons my friends and I had chosen Japan as a destination was because of the incredibly convenient public transportation system. Japan Railway The first thing my mom asked me when I told her I was going to … Continue reading

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Traveling Japan: Learning Japanese

Japanese was one of those languages that I’ve always sort of known but never fully mastered. One of my grandmothers was a Japanese language teacher in Taiwan and grew up in the era of Japanese colonialism. Both she and my … Continue reading

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J-Drama Review: Gokusen

After watching all the Great Teacher Onizuka episodes plus the movies and specials, a friend of mine informed me that there was a girl version of GTO called Gokusen. I was happy to have another series to watch, as I … Continue reading

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