Locals vs. Tourists? A Controversy over Mario Kart in Tokyo

For those of you who do or don't know, Mario Kart in Tokyo (Now "Street Kart Tokyo Bay") has become a huge thing for...

“Weathering with You” to represent Japan for Oscar Entry

Shinkai's latest movie "Weathering with You," already crossed 10 Billion yen (95 Million USD) at the Box Office. 10 Billion yen sale makes the top 10 films from all genre of all time in Japan.

Playing with Fire and Duelling with Demons

I am certain that as a child you were taught never to play with fire, no matter how tempting it seemed. ...

Giri/Haji: A Delightful, Unlikely Tale

Giri/Haji is an entertaining crime thriller worths watching, but it misses the opportunity to depict a more realistic version of Japanese people and culture.

The Art of Japanese Mirror Finishing (Coins, Knives)

Mirror Finishing (鏡面仕上げ) is a technique used to produce a mirror-like smooth surface on metal by mechanical or electrolytic polishing.