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When speaking about Japan, we spontaneously think of sushi, manga and Sakura or cherry blossoms. Cherry trees are omnipresent in traditional and contemporary Japanese art but also in literature and parks! They symbolise both the shortness of life and the beginning of spring, that is celebrated during the Hanami!

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Cooking simulator

11 Oct 2012 16:56:18

Japan is known for interesting inventions, among which you can find this new cooking simulator.

 

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Smart-han, the rice box

8 Oct 2012 15:19:11

Here is the latest Japanese food trend: the rice box. It is called Smart-han from the brand Takara Tomy Arts.

 

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Bon Festival

19 Aug 2012 13:36:52

At the present time, Japanese people are celebrating their ancestors for Bon, or Obon.  For this festival, Buddhist monks used to honor their ancestors’ spirits. Nowadays, all over Japan families get together to visit graves and family alters.

 

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Hanabi Taikai

30 Jul 2012 18:53:16

Last Saturday, just like the previous years on the last Saturday of July, Japanese people enjoyed watching big fireworks over Tokyo Bay for Hanabi Taikai.

 

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Skateboarding around in Tokyo

20 Jun 2012 17:10:05

We all would love to walk around in Tokyo and enjoy the city. Unfortunately we don’t yet know how to teleport ourselves.

 

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Cosplay

15 May 2012 18:32:58

Cosplayers are easy to find during video games, films and comic books fairs. Cosplay has been invented by Star Trek and Star Wars fans in the United States. But it quickly came to Japan.

 

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Video : one week in Japan

21 Mar 2012 16:53:59

Mike Matas is an american interface designer and icon artist. He realised the following video with 4,000 of the pictures he took during this holidays in Japan with his girlfriend. They went through Kyoto, Nara, Hakone to get to Tokyo.

 

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White Day

14 Mar 2012 20:34:36

Today, Japanese people celebrate White Day! It is the answer to Valentine’s Day, the following month.

 

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One year later

12 Mar 2012 18:10:23

One year is already gone since that sad event happened. Destiny had no mercy for Japan. Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. Even if the suject is very present on news media, it is difficult for us not to say anything.

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