Carey Hiroyuki Tagawa
Carey Hiroyuki Tagawa is a Hollywood actor, Japanese by birth, who became famous for his work in the films Pearl Harbor, Memoirs of a Geisha, Hachiko: The Most Faithful Friend.…

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Why is summer and autumn the best time to travel in Japan?
There is probably no other country in the world that could achieve such technological progress and at the same time maintain millennial traditions. It is interesting to come to Japan…

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How Samurai's son Matsuo Basho glorified the Japanese three-song haiku all over the world
Haiku (hoku) remains popular largely due to the fact that it perfectly conveys the subtexts of the funny, allows you to achieve funny understatement - a couple of expressive touches,…

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What to bring with you to Japan?

If you are planning a trip but don’t know what to bring to Japan, be sure to check out this article. Although the main advice for all travelers is not to overdo things, you should be very careful about the contents of the suitcase. At the same time, you should not be upset in advance if something from everyday objects suddenly stays at home – in Japan you can easily buy any missing trifle.

What to bring with you to Japan: items of prime importance
Valid passport.
Visa. To enter Japan, Russian citizens require a visa. It can be issued independently or by contacting a travel agency. Please note: at least 6 months must remain before the expiry of the passport.
Flights We advise you to have paper copies of return tickets with you, so that, if necessary, present them to Japanese border guards.
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What to try in Japan?

The country has managed to maintain ancient traditions, but at the same time prefers to follow the ultramodern development path. Here, the cities of the future strangely coexist with the wonders of nature, and martial arts are taught in schools along with programming. Like everything in Japan, local dishes are admirable.
Japan is a world of unimaginable contrasts. The country has managed to maintain ancient traditions, but at the same time prefers to follow the ultramodern development path. Here, the cities of the future strangely coexist with the wonders of nature, and martial arts are taught in schools along with programming. Like everything in Japan, local dishes are admirable. Traditional goodies are often quite nutritious and consist predominantly of fresh seasonal produce. So, let’s choose the most popular dishes, Continue reading

Anime and Manga as Contemporary Art in Japan

What is anime and manga? The simplest definition looks like this:
Manga are Japanese comics.
Anime is a Japanese animation.

It is often believed that the terms “manga” and “anime” are limited to some genres (fiction, fantasy) and graphic styles (realism, “big eyes”). This is not true. The terms “manga” and “anime” define only the basic culture on the basis of which the corresponding works are created.

There is not a single country in the world in which such attention is paid to comics and animation. The creators of the popular Japanese comics are very wealthy people (Takahashi Rumiko is one of the richest women in Japan), the most famous of them are national celebrities, manga makes up about a quarter of all printed materials produced in Japan Continue reading

What is modern popular music in Japan?
The concept of modern Japanese pop music in a broader sense also refers to Japanese rock music, which is why many Japanese rock musicians rank some of their work as…

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Underground Japan - A New Look
In Japan, a lot of interesting things are happening underground. The population of the country is large, and there is not much land, therefore, since the 70s, they have been…

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Mores in Japan
If it’s good, one isn’t enough, and if it’s bad, two are enough. The first man and first woman, in the understanding of the Japanese, is the god Idaanami and…

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