Articles Archive for June 2010

29 Jun 2010 One comment
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Japanese entertainment scene is filled with many new faces, and some of them really made it out big. More and more rooms were made for these new faces to excel and prove themselves worthy of idol hood. But that doesn’t mean they are forgetting bands that have existed for so long. As a matter... 

26 Jun 2010 One comment
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Ever tried a Japanese style pizza? Or more commonly known as ‘Okonomiyaki’. Okonomiyaki when directly translated into English from the Kanji reading, it literally brought the meaning of ‘as you like it’ and ‘fried’. This Japanese food cooking dish got its name since basically, you... 

23 Jun 2010 Comment
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I received one reply to my previous post on the issue of ‘Ohaguro’ or Black Teeth Custom, which was once a very popular custom in the ancient Japan. The question pertain to the reason as to why the practice was banned in the Meiji period, well, instead of replying straight, I find this... 

21 Jun 2010 Comment
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Japan, like its many other oriental companion countries takes huge pride in the profuse numbers of shrines and temples within the country. Some of them are dedicated to Shinto religion while some are of Buddhism origin. One such temple that I will write about this time is the Mimurodo-ji, which... 

18 Jun 2010 Comment
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Almost every nation has their taxes to pay, including Japan. The national Japanese domestic tax system is administered by the National Tax Administration in Japan, a semi-independent body of the Ministry of Finance, of which oversees a total of 12 regional taxation bureaus and 517 local tax... 

15 Jun 2010 One comment
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Narimiya Hiroki might have been the first Japanese actor that I’ve heard doesn’t mind doing everything to give his 100 percent towards acting to prove his passion, including doing nude scenes! That was probably a prose to show how serious he is towards his acting career, but then again,...