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Japanese Mascot Obsession

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Posted on May 27, 2016 11:06 am | Leave your thoughts



Japan’s mascot craze has become fodder for comedians and late night TV hosts due to it’s bizarre charm. It’s definitely an “Only In Japan” aspect to their pop culture. Essentially, the concept of assigning mascots started with company advertising and that success prompted some areas of Japan to use them to promote tourism. Many regional...

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Japan Loves Stripes: Hates Individuality

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Posted on April 17, 2016 4:06 pm | Leave your thoughts



If you live in Japan or have visited in recent years you might have noticed a ton of people in stripes. As a country that is known for mass trends and a tendency to avoid individuality, it’s not too surprising to see so many striped clothes. The trend has evolved into something more, a phenomenon....

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Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan

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Posted on March 25, 2016 12:12 pm | Leave your thoughts



Japan is not flush with amusement parks like the United States, but considering its size they have a decent number. Japan Dreaming’s Top 5 Theme Parks In Japan are rated on how fun they are and the overall experience. One thing that Japanese theme parks feature that makes them special is amazing service. Japan’s service...

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Top 5 Anime Series 2015 Season

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Posted on June 17, 2015 10:53 am | Leave your thoughts



The Top 5 Anime Series 2015 are a mixed bag of genres and styles. Futures wrought with struggle is one common theme, although the takes on it are different. It is a strong year that likely has something for everyone, so check out our top 5! 5) JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders – Battle in...

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Quick Guide to Japanese TV Shows

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Posted on May 23, 2015 12:45 pm | 1 Comment



Japanese TV shows usually take three basic forms, the genres of drama, anime, and variety show (バラエティー). Comedy is not typically it’s own television genre as the Japanese seem to get their laughs from comedians on variety shows. News programs are what you would expect, half hour blocks that air in the evening and late...

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