Japanese statue at Sapporo sushi restaurant


Japanese Sports – Sumo

Color woodblock print of the sumo

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is just over one year away, and Japan is preparing everything the world needs to enjoy an Olympics like no other. With plenty of globally recognised sports, we will also be seeing the introduction of a few of Japan’s traditional favourites to make the Olympics a cultural venture into the Japanese read more

Akira: Foreseeing the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo

Little planet. Aerial view of Hong Kong Downtown. Financial district and business centers in smart city in Asia. Top view. Panorama of skyscraper and high-rise buildings.

Sci-fi films are great for a number of reasons: firstly, they tend to be quite imaginative; secondly, they aren’t afraid to be experimental; and thirdly, witnessing (and experiencing) the technological innovations first featured in them can be very interesting. Understanding how far we have taken Earth compared to the expectations of these films can be read more

Literature Inspired by Japan

Kyoto, Japan springtime at the historic Higashiyama distirct.

There’s a quote that ‘every story has already been told, except that each writer brings to the table something that no one else in the history of time has ever had’. In this article, we’re looking at stories where Japanese culture or themes have been used to tell romances, tragedies and comedies. If you are read more