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Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Kazuki Takahashi’s manga series “King of Games” was written and illustrated in Japan. Between September 1996 and March 2004, it was published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shnen Jump magazine. The story revolves around a little child named Yugi Mutou who solves the Millennium Puzzle. Yugi wakes a gambling alter-ego or spirit within his body that …

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

Takashi Miike directed Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, a 2011 Japanese drama film. Jeremy Thomas and Toshiaki Nakazawa, who previously worked with Miike on his 2010 film 13 Assassins, produced the picture. The film is a remake of Masaki Kobayashi’s Harakiri, which was released in 1962. It had its world premiere at the Cannes Film …

Tokyo Vice – The new HBO Max series for The Yakuza

Tokyo Vice chronicles the story of American journalist Jake Adelstein (Baby Driver’s Ansel Elgort), who traveled to Tokyo in the 1990s and worked as a reporter for a local newspaper. Jake is the team’s first foreigner, which makes life difficult for him. He also aspires to be a crime reporter, which adds to the challenge. …

Japan’s Influence on ‘Star Wars’

Here are five ways that Japan has inspired the Star Wars franchise. We’ve done our best to keep spoilers to a minimum, but there may be a few surprises. Star Wars is a cultural behemoth, a media behemoth that spans film, television, novels, comics, toys, and much more. While Star Wars draws inspiration from a …

Roppongi – Tokyo, Japan Nightlife District

  Roppongi is a district in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, known for its rich Roppongi Hills development area and thriving nightlife. Near Roppongi, there are a few foreign embassies, and the nightlife is popular among both locals and foreigners. It is located in Tokyo’s central district, south of Akasaka and north of Azabu. Numerous bars, nightclubs, …

Emperor of Japan

  The Emperor of Japan is the country’s head of state. It is “the symbol of the state and the unification of the people,” according to the country’s 1947 constitution. He was also the most authoritative Shinto figure in the past. The emperor is known in Japan as Тenno, which means “heavenly sovereign.” The Emperor …

Game Go In Japan

Go, sometimes known as Weiqi or Weichi, is a two-player abstract strategy board game in which the goal is to surround more territory than the opponent. The game was created more than 2,500 years ago in China and is thought to be the world’s oldest board game still in use today. According to a 2016 …

Yakuza

Yakuza, sometimes known as gokud, are members of Japanese-based global organized criminal syndicates. The Japanese police and media refer to them as bryokudan at the behest of the police, but the yakuza refer to themselves as ninky dantai. The English counterpart of yakuza is gangster, which refers to a member of a Mafia-like criminal organization. …

Makuhari New City’s AEON Mall In Chiba, Japan

The mall opened in December 2013 as Aeon Complex’s flagship store and is Japan’s first LEED Gold certified shopping mall. Grand Mall, Pet Mall, Family Mall, and Active Mall are all part of Aeon Mall Makuhari New City. The mall opened in December 2013 as Aeon Complex’s flagship store and is Japan’s first LEED Gold …

Outer Underground Discharge Channel of Tokyo Metropolitan Area

The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel, located in Saitama, is the world’s largest underground water diversion system and is renowned as a “underground temple” due to its distinctive structure. The beautiful structure has gained fame and has been featured in many TV shows, films, and even media outside of Japan. It is an industrial …