"Cosplay" is a Japanese subculture. Many towns hold a variety of cosplay gatherings and events. You might just see some "cosplayers" while you're out sightseeing! We're here to teach you the proper etiquette for taking photos of cosplayers!
Anime Festival Asia (AFA), the premiere celebration of J-Pop culture in three southeast Asian countries since 2008, will be combining forces with this year's C3 character event to create C3 AFA, a festival providing exciting content to even more fans in southeast Asia!
Starting in June, events were be held one after the other in Bangkok, Thailand, Jakarta, Indonesia, and Tokyo, Japan, and the final event will be taking place over three days in Singapore from November 24th to the 26th!
Ramen carts were a major part of Japanese culture in the 1950s, but you don't see them very often in present-day Japan.
But thanks to our investigation we turned up a few that were still in business! Next time you're in Japan, swing on by and give them a try!!
Manga; it's around us all the time.
But what does it take to complete a manga from draft to retail?
Do you guys happen to know?
We're going to take a look at how a manga is made, step by step, from putting together the story all the way through to the end.
You might see manga differently by the end of this!
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Oden is a well-known Japanese cuisine, but did you know that there are dozens of different varieties of Oden throughout Japan?
Japanese people love having warm Oden when it gets cold out.
Who knew there'd be such a huge difference in DASHI (soup base) and GU (ingredients) depending on the location!?
We're going to show you some of our top choices for popular regional Oden!
The language barrier seems like a pretty big hurdle when visiting a foreign country. There are probably a lot of people who are uneasy with talking to the locals. The goal of this pamphlet is to teach you the ABCs and relieve some of that unease!