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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. …

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 …

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 …

The Japanese Formula 1

The Japanese Grand Prix is a Formula One World Championship race that takes place in Japan. Japan has traditionally been one of the final races of the season, and as a result, the Japanese Grand Prix has hosted many title-deciding races, with 13 World Champions crowned in the 34 World Championship Japanese Grands Prix that …

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. …

Kaze-no-Oka Crematorium In Nakatsu, Japan

Fumihiko Maki, a Kenzo Tange pupil, is recognized for being a firm believer in modernism while maintaining a gentle temperament. Maki’s deft response to an age concerned with the environment can be seen in this crematorium, which was finished in 1996. The structure is located on the boundaries of a historic castie town famed for …

Kofuin School By Yasufumi Kijima

This house, which situated at the foot of the majestic Mt. Aso, was formerly a Kumamoto auditorium. Yasufumi Kijima, an architect, relocated the former Kumamoto Higher Technical School Lecture Hall from the Kumamoto University campus to this location and converted it into his personal residence. Kijima obtained a teaching position at Kumamoto University after working …

Former Glover House In Nagasakiі, Japan

Thomas Blake Glover, a Scottish businessman who helped modernize Japan, lived in this timber-framed house, which is the oldest extant Western-style residence in Japan. Glover arrived in Japan in 1859, the year Nagasaki Port opened, at the age of 21. His house was built in 1863 and finished additions in 1887, giving it its current …

The Former Takatori Family Residence

Koreyoshi Takatori was regarded as one of Kyushu’s coal mining monarchs. In Saga Prefecture, he was born into a samurai family. Takatori came to Tokyo in the early Meiji Period and studied contemporary mining technologies at the Ministry of Engineering’s Mining Bureau before turning the Takashima Coal Mine in Nagasaki Prefecture into a thriving enterprise. …

Imabari City Hall Complex by Kenzo Tange

If you are visiting Imabari for the first time, you will discover that you must see a really uncommon tourist site. You should go see the buildings at the Imabari City Hall complex. While most people would dismiss such a bizarre concept, if you are familiar with Japanese architects and architecture, you will realize that …