What’s the Deal With Idols?
Japan boasts plenty of unique cultural quirks – extreme politeness, high-school girls and even karaoke. But you can’t truly comprehend the country’s contemporary pop culture ...
March 31, 2015
South By Southwest Celebrates 20 Years of Japanese Music
Japan has long had solid representation at the South By Southwest (SXSW) music conference and festival over the last 20 years. Two decades ago, the ...
March 28, 2015
Ero Kawaii: The Sexy Side of Cute
While Japanese daily fashion mostly errs on the conservative side (believe it or not) in the last few years, women have started to take some ...
March 24, 2015
Suiyoubi no Campanella are Buzzing Right Now, Find Out Why
A steady stream of salary men flows out of a downtown Tokyo office skyscraper one Friday evening, and as they stagger towards the subway, Komuai ...
March 19, 2015
Sasaru the World Vol. 3: Thailand’s Starry Nights
Sawadikap! If you’re traveling around Southeast Asia, you can’t miss Bangkok. And it just so happened to be Halloween season when I was in Thailand ...
March 16, 2015
BAYCAMP 201502 Boasts Another Roster of Rising Stars
Summer – not winter – usually marks the start of Japan’s music festival season. But frosty temperatures and a little rain weren’t going to ...
March 11, 2015
6 Spring 2015 Japan-related Events Happening In a Country Near You
Spring in Japan means warmer temps, newly bloomed sakura – going back to school for some. But outside of the land of cherry blossoms, with ...
March 6, 2015
FEMM’s Tokyo Takeover: Catch Some Zs at These Unique Hotels
Although Tokyo never sleeps, you will need to recharge every night in order to continue your city adventure. Just like food, drinks and entertainment, Tokyo ...
March 4, 2015
Sasaru the World Vol. 2: Calling Cambodia
After Vietnam, my next stop was Cambodia. My mission was simple: visit Angkor. And my means of transportation? The usual – bus. Did you know ...
February 25, 2015
Harajuku Trends: Looking Ahead at 2015
Harajuku is undoubtedly the birthplace of most trends in Japan and the gathering place for youth, and a quick stroll through the neighborhood and its ...
February 17, 2015