Japan will reach 1 million of foreign workers

5 April 2016 / Comments: 0

For the first time ever, it is expected that Japan will reach 1 million of foreign workers. This is yet another piece of evidence that Japan is “opening” its borders.
Granted, Japan does not really have much of a choice, as we

Robots as Childcare workers?

1 April 2016 / Comments: 0

Would you leave your kids in the “hands” of a robot?
We have had the opportunity to say it a few times in this space: Japan is facing serious demographic issues. One way to solve the situation is immigration (part of

The “flip” side of Sakura

31 March 2016 / Comments: 0

Actually, “Sakura”, cherry tree blossom, is not the main culprit, contrary to one may think. Cedar trees (“sugi”) are, as are cypresses (“hinoki”). As beautiful as Spring season is in Japan (and by now, we assume you have heard of Sakura


Making your own Anime like Ghibli Studio (or almost!)

30 March 2016 / Comments: 0

Great news for all Anime fans and those planning to pursue a career in this field. You can now use the Software that Ghibli Studio uses (at least the basic features of it). An open source version of Toonz has been

Japan might export submarines to Australia

24 March 2016 / Comments: 0

Japan was completely beaten up by World War II. Since then, Japanese did self-examination and have thusly tried to protect its peaceful constitution. So far, Japanese armies are allowed to exist only for self-defense purposes. This is called “自衛隊” (“Jieitai”). “Tai” means “team”. “Jieitai”

Travel insurance: a new service for tourists in Japan

23 March 2016 / Comments: 0

As the number of tourists in Japan is reaching – and soon exceeding – 15 millions, a Japanese insurance company (Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance) has launched a new service for foreign tourists. As the Japanese Travel Agency claims that 30% of