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The importance of plate tectonics in Japan

  The crust and upper mantle of Earth’s rigid outermost shell, known as the lithosphere, are fractured into seven or eight major tectonic plates, as well as numerous minor plates. During the early twentieth century, the first model outlining the pattern of our continents and their movement was produced. When the spreading of the ocean …

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 …

Yukio Mishima – The Lost Samurai

Yukio Mishima (1925-1970) is widely considered as one of Japan’s most prolific writers of the twentieth century, as well as the first postwar Japanese writer to attain international acclaim. Mishima’s contribution to Japanese literature was deep, as he was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature three times and author of over forty novels, essays, …

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 …

Relations between Japan and the European Union

The European Union (EU) and Japan have had diplomatic relations since 1959. They have a good trading relationship, especially when it comes to investment flows. Taro Kono, the Japanese Defense Minister, and Josep Borrell, the European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, will attend the 2020 MSC. The European Union–Japan Economic Partnership …

Tokyo International Airport Haneda

Haneda Airport, also known as Tokyo Haneda Airport and Haneda International Airport, is one of two international airports serving the Greater Tokyo Area. The other is Narita International Airport (NRT). It is home to Japan Airlines (Terminal 1) and All Nippon Airways (Terminal 2), as well as Air Do, Skymark Airlines, Solaseed Air, and StarFlyer, …

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 of …

Saba Sushi

Saba sushi is a popular form of sushi in Japan, with the most popular locations being Kyoto and Osaka. The salted mackerel is served on top of sushi rice that has been combined with vinegar and molded into a rectangle. Seaweed, sesame seeds, or chives are frequently used as garnishes, depending on what’s available or …

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 …