Category: Live from Japan

Japan police offer martial arts classes for tourists

A Japanese police force is offering martial arts classes to foreign tourists in a bid to build trust and improve officers’ English proficiency, it’s reported. The initiative is taking place in the city of Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, and follows a…

Taxi fares in Tokyo to start at Y430 from Jan 30

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has announced that, beginning Jan 30, 2017, the starting fare of all taxis in Tokyo will be 430 yen from the current 730 yen in an effort to provide an easier and more…

Japanese comedian Piko-Taro’s video ‘PPAP’ cracks Billboard’s top 100 singles

  Comedian Piko-Taro’s music video “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen,” abbreviated as “PPAP,” that recently went viral on social media has entered the weekly U.S. Billboard Top 100 singles chart at 77th. It is the first time in 26 years that a Japanese artist…

Challenergy shows off typhoon-proof wind turbine

For many years, Japan thought that its energy needs moving into the future would be provided by nuclear power plants. When a typhoon hit in 2013 and led to the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant plans had to…

Party Girl Missing in Tokyo! (ロスト) – My Life Japan

The Checkout Girl (せつないレジ)

*** Turn on SUBTITLES as some parts are in JAPANESE! *** STARRING: Bob Werley – Mike Twitter — @bobwerley Website — www.bobwerley.com Shuna Iijima – The Checkout Girl Twitter — @ShunaIijima Website — shunashushu49.wix.com/shuna-iijima Facebook — Shuna Iijima 飯島珠奈/ Actress…

Toilet Attack

My Life Japan – Episode1: “Toilet Attack!” In this episode, Cliff takes us back to his first visit to Japan, and his first experience with a Japanese electronic toilet, or “washlet,” as they’re called. Hijinks aplenty. STARRING Cliff Stangler –…

Universal Studio Japan

「EVANGELION:THE REAL 4D」 “Prepare to enter the heart of the battle between the Evangelion units and the Angels” This is the first Evangelion 4D attraction ever, featuring a fully original story that can only be seen in the Park and…

A Guide to Comiket: Beyond the Myths

The Comic Market, or Comiket as it is more widely known, takes place twice a year at Tokyo Big Sight and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each time. For those that are not familiar with this huge event, this…

The Japanese and Seasonal Delights

Introduction to the lifestyle of the Japanese who incorporate the custom of enjoying four seasons, with vision of the spring “cherry blossoms”, summer “festivals”, autumn “colored leaves”, and winter “snow”.

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