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Ghibli Retrospective: Princess ...

  Ghibli Retrospective: Princess Mononoke   On September 1st., 2013, Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement from feature films. Now, I wouldn't put it past him to break that promise--didn't...

[Japanese Movies] 09/03 16:36:28
Ami Presents: Japan Travel Guid...

    Ami's Japan Travel Guides! Vol.1: Dazaifu, Fukuoka-ken     Hello, everybody (*^_^*)  It's been a long time since I introduced myself, hasn't it? They asked me if I ...

[Japanese Culture] 08/31 15:59:50
Zoos!

  Japanese Zoos! I mentioned in a previous post that while Japanese aquariums are amazing, Japanese zoos, sadly, don't tend to be as great. Many of them (especially smaller ones) still house anim...

[Japanese Nature] 08/27 16:38:57
Trains!

  Trains of Japan!   As some wise man once said (probably), the journey is more important than the destination. So every time my mom bugs me on Skype about finally getting my driver's licens...

[Japanese Culture] 08/24 16:46:43
Aquariums!

Aquariums!   While Japanese zoos tend to be kind of behind the curve (a subject I might cover later), as an island nation, Japan is blessed with a large number of world-class aquariums displaying...

[Japanese Nature] 08/21 17:34:01
Review: Studio Ghibli's Kaze Ta...

  Kaze Tachinu (The Wind is Rising) Review by Bocchan, J-Subculture Staff Short Version Beautiful, elegant and sad, the latest film by legendary director Hayao Miyazaki (and maybe the last, we...

[Japanese Movies] 08/12 15:54:50
Volcanoes!

  Volcanoes! You might know that Japan is a country formed mostly by volcanic eruption, and odds are you know of at least one extremely famous Japanese volcano (we'll get to it below). But Japan ...

[Japanese Nature] 08/09 14:47:10
Ramen!

Ramen!   When I was back in my country after visiting Japan the first time, my dentist said: "You must've eaten a lot of sushi, huh?" It was all I could do not to laugh in her face. If&...

[Japanese Food] 07/13 17:20:17
Otaku Landmarks of Japan!

Otaku Landmarks of Japan!   To continue a bit of a theme here (otaku stuff in the real world), let's take a look at some places where Japan has chosen to more intentionally honor its popular cul...

[Japanese Anime] 07/10 17:47:25
The Story of Tanabata!

The Story of Tanabata! Do you know the story of Tanabata!? Who are we kidding, you probably do if you like Japan. But here’s a refresher course for those of you who walked in late. So-o in anc...

[Japanese Culture] 07/06 17:31:45
Castles of Japan!

Castles of Japan! Editorial by Bocchan, J-Subculture Staff   Only about ten of the gorgeous medieval castles that once dotted the Japanese landscape are still standing today. Many others (destroy...

[Japanese History] 07/02 17:34:45
When Otaku Invade!

When Otaku Invade!  Editorial by Bocchan, J-Subculture staff The line between the world of Otaku-dom and the so-called real world can get pretty blurry sometimes. After all, not all Japanese o...

[Japanese Culture] 06/29 18:16:46
Summer Festivals!

  Japanese Summer Festivals! It's getting hot here in Japan, and you know what that means--sky-high electric bills and white people sweating like hogs when they can't find their favorite brand of...

[Japanese Culture] 06/26 17:27:25
Series That Never End

Series That Never End Editorial by Bocchan, J-Subculture Staff   As a native English speaker, I wear a lot of hats at J-Subculture: answering customer e-mails, editing the English that appears ...

[Japanese Anime] 06/22 16:46:55
Taro Aso, the Otaku Prime Minis...

Last time, I said that not all Japanese people approve of the popular culture, otaku culture in particular, that brings so much money (and foreign interest) into Japan each year. This doesn’t ...

[Japanese Culture] 06/19 16:31:49
WE MADE A VIDEO

  Greetings, everyone! It's been a long time, but we're having another contest, and we made this short, incredibly dumb video. What's the contest? Our CEO hasn't decided yet! This ...

[J-Subculture News] 06/15 16:56:26
"Cool Japan?"

  “Cool Japan?”   Editorial by Bocchan, J-Subculture Staff   Sometimes, I worry that we at J-Subculture aren’t living up to our promise of “introducting you to...

[Japanese Culture] 06/06 17:29:19
Update from J-Subculture!

An Update from J-Subculture~   Business is Great!   Since last month, we’ve been hiring new staff to fill a variety of roles. As a result our business is growing fast. We’re s...

[J-Subculture News] 05/29 17:39:28
Detective Conan: Private Eye in...

Detective Conan: Private Eye in the Distant Sea   Review by Bocchan, J-Subculture Staff   Detective Conan (known as Case Closed in translation) is one of the most popular anime/manga/ film...

[Japanese Movies] 05/21 15:11:28

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