The International Food Festival UTAGE 2017 in Osaka, offers a unique opportunity for foreigners and locals alike to enjoy the different flavors of Japanese cuisine and the evolution of Japanese food. Occurring only once every four years, the UTAGE 2017, i
Shōwa Day marks the beginning of Golden Week on April 29. From commemorating the controversial Emperor Shōwa, also known as Emperor Hirohito, to recognizing Japan's rebound from World War II, Shōwa Day has undergone various official reasons to celebrate.
Yoshino Mountain in Nara is renowned for its iconic views of sakura covered mountains, but there is so much more to explore. From delicious food, to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Yoshimizu Shrine, there is plenty to enjoy besides the cherry blossoms.
What were the determining factors behind which animations made the cut as nominees of the "Feature Animation" category at Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2017? IZANAU sits down with the anime industry veteran, Tomoyuki Saito, to find out.
Spring time in Japan is the start of new beginnings, and these five movies capture the spirit of the Japanese spring perfectly. From high school graduations to sakura season, get in the spring spirit while watching these movies.
Melco plans to construct a multi-billion dollar casino in Osaka, as Japan legalizes gambling. The entertainment complex would include restaurants, bars, spas and nightlife, along with casinos, and would capitalize on tourists and Japanese public.
April, and springtime in general, is a time for new beginnings in Japan. From graduations, to new jobs and the beginning of a new fiscal year, watch these J-Dramas to inspire you for the upcoming year
In a recent gaffe, Mayor Kyohei Sakita of Nichinan, sent his employees a "sexy" LINE message, that was meant for one set of eyes only. Embarrassingly enough, the LINE message was addressed to another employee, raising questions about power and sexual hara
The fictional, competitive ice skating world created by director Sayo Yamamoto, and writer Mitsurou Kubo, for "Yuri!!! on Ice" has captured the hearts of millions around the world including professional figure skaters. The anime takes a revolutionary appr
Japan's teal-haired vocaloid, Hatsune Miku, will be performing at her biggest concert yet, from September 1st- September 3rd in Tokyo, which will also include a expo. There is a lottery to obtain tickets for the "Magical Mirai 2017" concert, and the winn