Is learning Japanese with Anime, Manga and Video Games possible?

Japan is known worldwide for being one of the leaders in the video game industry. Companies such as Capcom and Nintendo are well-known brands. While video games like Mario and Final Fantasy are some of the biggest franchises in entertainment not just gaming. Reading manga and watching anime is a national pastime in Japan and … Continue reading Is learning Japanese with Anime, Manga and Video Games possible?

Megami Meguri an upcoming 3DS game linked with Japan’s Train system

What do you get when you combined cute characters, IC cards, trains and a handheld video game console? Megami Meguri! or Goddess Tour in English is is a talking communication game where you’ll teach words to the apprentice goddess Tsukumo and communicate with her as she grows into a full-fledged goddess. Megami Meguri is built on the “Megami Speak … Continue reading Megami Meguri an upcoming 3DS game linked with Japan’s Train system

Jamaica’s Westmoreland twins with Tottori

Jamaica and Japan's strong diplomatic ties were strengthened further recently with the announcement that a twinning agreement has been signed between Jamaica's eighth largest parish, Westmoreland and Japan's Tottori. Details below. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Thursday (October 8), for the twining of the Japanese city of Tottori Prefecture with the parish … Continue reading Jamaica’s Westmoreland twins with Tottori

Exhibition: Photography from the Meiji Period

The Museum for Photography in Berlin’s Kunstbibliothek recently opened a fascinating exhibition titled "Pale Pink and Light Blue: Japanese Photography from the Meiji Period (1868-1912)." From the preview pictures the exhibition is like being transported back in time to the down of the modern era with many of the first pictures ever taken then coloured … Continue reading Exhibition: Photography from the Meiji Period

Hokkaido and Tokyo to be linked via Shinkansen

The Hokuriku Shinkansen launched in March this year connecting  Tokyo to Kanazawa, come March 2016 there will be another Shinkansen launch when Tokyo gets linked with Hokkaido via the Hokkaido Shinkansen. Hokkaido Railway Co. and East Japan Railway Co. will provide 13 round-trips per day on the Hokkaido Shinkansen line. The one way trip will … Continue reading Hokkaido and Tokyo to be linked via Shinkansen