Japanese Manhole covers T-shirts from 47Regions

Japanese Manhole covers T-shirts from 47Regions Japan is a place of so many different and wonderful things to do and see. A lot of times when we are planning our trips to Japan we decide not always to have our whole day Read more

Kizuna Japanese subscription box

Kizuna Japanese subscription box This is a promotional post. We were offered the opportunity to try a new subscription box from Kizuna Box from Japan. Of course we jumped at the chance. We were given the option of two different boxes, Read more

Sakura Matsuri Stockholm 2017

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Top Japanese places to visit in London

Top Japanese places to visit in London In this post we have collected our top Japanese places to visit in London. The city has so many places that are connected to Japan in one way or another. In our top Read more

Best art, crafts and stationery shops in Tokyo

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Japanese TV Adverts #51, #52 and #53

Our new post with the best TV adverts from Japan is now here! I could watch Japanese adverts all day. They always bring a smile to my face and I always find a product that think I’ll have to pick up next time I’m in Japan. In this selection of adverts you will find some of the following: talking dogs riding a train, an ad from AKB48, a bunch of gaming apps (a few I must try out), Strong Zero drink (I have to try next time I’m in Japan), cotton snow candy from Mr Donut, Sofbank has a robot hover on sale, a cat on holiday and a lot lot more. Enjoy!

As always, please check out this YouTube user for more adverts: http://www.youtube.com/user/JPCMHD

Also check out older posts with Japanese TV adverts under the media category to the right of this post.





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Top 9 Japanese Instagram accounts to follow

Top 9 Japanese Instagram accounts to follow

There are more than 300 million people on Instagram and 70 million photos and videos are uploaded each day. With so many users, it can be hard to find the gems. We’ve put together a list of our favourite Japanese accounts that we love to follow, and maybe this list will help you find new favourites.

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_tuck4 | Link: https://instagram.com/_tuck4

About: Takashi Yasui is a freelance photographer based in Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo-

10_ya | Link: https://instagram.com/10_ya
About: Tomoyasu Koyanagi is from Japan and shares photos of people, landscapes and more.

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japanloverme | Link: https://instagram.com/japanloverme

About: Traditional, kawaii and otaku Japan.

rainbowholic | Link: https://instagram.com/rainbowholic
About: The lovely Kaila is a motivational blogger and is promoting a kawaii lifestyle.

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hirozzzz | Link: https://instagram.com/hirozzzz

About: Hiroaki Fukuda, a photographer with photos from Tokyo and everywhere.

nao1223 | Link: https://instagram.com/nao1223
About: Naomi O Kobe from Japan shares food, flowers and beautiful photos.

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tokyofashion | Link: https://instagram.com/tokyofashion

About: Daily pictures from Harajuku, Shibuya & other areas of Tokyo, featuring people on the street.

kohji405mi16 | Link: https://instagram.com/kohji405mi16
About: Kohji M is from Tokyo, and the account is mostly focused on children and family life.

If you have any favourites, please share in the comments! Don’t forget to check out our Instagram account, @whysojapan





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Japanese TV Adverts #48, #49 and #50

It’s been a while since our last set of Japanese TV adverts, so this time we are posting 3 sets of wonderful ads for your viewing pleasure. Lots of great ads can seen in this section, that as always is uploaded by the user JPCMHD on YouTube. Some of our favourites from this time is the pepper robot advert (would love to get one!), some funny looking super heroes, a kind of a cool advert for pop noodles, Sprite made a fun ad with a hidden trapped door stunt, and a whole bunch of ads dedicated to mobile games and loads more – Enjoy!

As always, please check out this YouTube user for more adverts: http://www.youtube.com/user/JPCMHD

Also check out older posts with Japanese TV adverts under the media category to the right of this post.





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Tokyo Roar Short Film By Brandon Li

Tokyo Roar

Tokyo Roar is a short film made by filmmaker Brandon Li. Brandon filmed Tokyo Roar while on a month trip in Japan. The video is Brandon’s own impression of both modern and the more traditional side to Japan. I think that Brandon has really captured Japan on film in 4 minutes. It might not be what everyone thinks and see of Japan, but from my experience in Japan it seems pretty spot on. I would say this video, for the most part, shows all the wonderful things in Japan, but it also shows to some part real life of homelessness, loneliness and also what life can be like for many Japanese day in and day out. The first time we watched the video it really hit us how he had catched Japan in the way we see it, and it had us having to watch it again to see even more details that we missed in the first viewing.

Brandon has made many other great videos, which you can check out on his Vimo channel: https://vimeo.com/rungunshoot





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Japanese TV Adverts #46 and #47

It’s time for a new lot of Japanese TV adverts. Some of the ads that can be seen in the videos from JPCMHD below are: a fun ad for Fanta, which is a popular drink in Japan (our favourite Japanese flavour of Fanta has to be grape – so nice!), an ad for one of them fancy Toto Japanese toilets which I wish we had in Europe, a funny ad for UFO noodles, an ad showing the Coca-Cola campaign with names on bottles, which we had here in Europe a couple of years ago, a couple of Soft Bank ads with one of them a bit weird, well more than normal. Oh, and a flying train and of course a whole lot more.

As always, please check out this YouTube user for more adverts: http://www.youtube.com/user/JPCMHD

Also check out older posts with Japanese TV adverts under the media category to the right of this post.





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