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8 Important Documents That You Need to Prepare in Getting a Japan Tourist Visa

It’s the time of the year again when folks flock Japan to experience the iconic Sakura (Cherrry Blossoms) season. The Japan Weather Association has released the 2019 Cherry Blossoms Forecast and today marks the blossom opening in Tokyo which is five days earlier than usual. To see the complete 2019 Cherry Blossoms forecast, check out

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March 21, 2019

Japan and the United Nations peacekeeping efforts

Japan’s Self Defence Forces, abbreviated SDF, is sending two members to a United Nations peacekeeping force – without the command of the U.N. This is the first time ever in the SDF history that this has happened.   The main reason this is an historic moment for Japan and their SDF is because the SDF is a purely

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March 20, 2019

Kim Jong Nam assassination still masterfully orchestrated

Police are still investigating the assassination of Kim Jong-Un’s grandfather, Kim Jong Nam, when he was assassinated by two women two years ago. And despite being two years old, it’s still baffling forensics experts as well as detectives and authorities.   It was reported that Nam was walking along an airport when two women approached him and smeared

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March 20, 2019

Gaming addiction in Japan sparks concern

Japanese kids, particularly teenagers, are in danger of getting too addicted to computer and/or video games. Of course, majority of teenage boys are more addicted to violent games such as Call of Duty and Counter Strike but that hasn’t stopped a handful of girls to play violent games as well.   And equally, the vast majority of teenage

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March 13, 2019

The North Korean dynasty and the people’s votes

North Korea, as we know, is more or less an absolute monarchy. And as such, it has only one ruler who makes all the laws. And therefore, it should come as a surprise that elections are held every 5 years. But there’s usually only one person to vote and that’s the Kim dynasty.   Every half decade, the

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March 11, 2019

Japan no longer very strict for language requirements

Japan has had a large number of difficulties because a requirement to enter and work in Japan is that you need a good language proficiency in either Japanese or English. That adds to the higher cost of education for would-be workers as well as makes it more difficult for people to work there.   However, Japan has sensed

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March 7, 2019

Here’s why Japanese kids aren’t studying abroad

There have been reports, by the Japanese authorities, that their younger generation, AKA their kids, aren’t studying as much abroad as they once used to. And the majority of the population are more or less evenly split, for and against this recent trend.   To give you a perspective of this, let’s go back to 2004, a

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March 7, 2019

Memoirs of War: Music Sirens and their current condition

The so-called music sirens (a series of air raid sirens that were modified to produce music instead of a monotonous and distinctive whine that warned people that an air raid was occurring) are becoming old, outdated and most have already broken down and are left in disrepair.   The sirens were initially placed by the Imperial Japanese authorities

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March 6, 2019

Important documents from 2011 quake/tsunami disappeared

The 8 year anniversary for the Great East Japan Earthquake is fast approaching and many Japanese who evacuated prior to the destruction and mayhem of the tsunami that accompanied it shortly thereafter still cannot find peace as many of their important documents pre-earthquake are still missing.   Essentially, all municipalities (which comprise of about 42 municipalities), reported that the

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March 6, 2019

WWII Japanese Tunnel Discovered in China

An old WWII-era tunnel that belonged to and was constructed by Imperial Japan of the era was recently discovered in China. This means that Japan had plans to increase their activity in China or create a new base of operations.   It also proves that Japan, had the atomic bombs not been dropped, wanted to continue the war

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March 5, 2019

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