December Issue

Photo: What's New
Photo: Trends in Focus
  • Trends in Focus
  • Japan Pop Culture Views: Cosplay
  • Japanese pop culture, in the form of anime, manga and other media, is highly popular all over the world today. Acclaimed abroad for its highly detailed drawing and unique sense of beauty, Japanese anime, together with the word “kawaii,” has spread across national borders. read more
Photo: Japan Insight
  • Japan Insight
  • Scenery Look Familiar? Visiting Locations for Famous Anime
  • Japan’s thriving manga and anime subculture draws wide interest, and one popular pursuit right now is visiting various sites serving as locations for or otherwise connected with anime. Wouldn’t you like to visit places associated with your favorite manga or anime? read more
Photo: Cool Japan
  • Cool Japan
  • Not to Miss!! Smart and Handy Stationery Items
  • If you’re going to buy a souvenir of your trip to Japan, wouldn’t you like something that serves a practical purpose rather than being merely decorative? Tokyu Hands, a retailer that sells an eclectic and wide-ranging mix of merchandise, is popular with visitors who want to acquire something offbeat. read more