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Idols Turn to Online Ideas to Recuperate Costs

Written by Hayley In the turbulent time we are currently facing, many idol groups have lost their income from the mass cancellation of live events in Japan. Live houses have temporarily shut down and many groups are stuck with cancelled…

PIKOTARO Promotes Handwashing in “PPAP 2020” MV

PIKOTARO, who achieved global fame for the hit “PPAP” (“Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen”) in 2016, has updated his song to encourage people around the world to stay safe during the current global crisis. PIKOTARO recorded the new version – titled…

Setsusun and Ehomaki

Tomorrow Feburuary 3rd is Setsubun. Setsubun is the day before the beginning of spring in Japan. The name literally means “seasonal division”, but usually the term refers to the spring Setsubun, properly called Risshun…

This is MANGA – the Art of NAOKI URASAWA

JAPAN HOUSE LOS ANGELES WILL HOST JAPANESE MANGA ARTIST NAOKI URASAWA‘s exhibition, “This is MANGA – The ART of Naoki Urasawa” from January 23, 2019 to March 28, 2019. This is Urasawa’s first North American exhibition. Urasawa had his debut…

2018 Best Winter Illuminations in Japan

Marunouchi Illumination Illuminations of over 200 champagne street trees More than 1 million LED lights https://www.marunouchi.com Tokyo Midtown 4 meters in heights of “Santa tree” that is decorated with about 1800 Santa Claus…