Thursday, October 17, 2019
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See Japan through the eyes of WAttention Ninjas, foreign students and foreign residents in Japan who blog for WAttention, bringing you fresh and offbeat news and information. 【Breaking News】 Recruiting new Ninjas! Are you interested in an opportunity to share your unique Japanese experience with a greater audience? You’ve come to the right place. We’re looking for foreign students and foreign residents in Japan who can contribute to our Ninja Blog! Provide fresh information and ideas about Japan from a foreigner’s perspective and get rare opportunities to participate in invite-only receptions and events, or travel around Japan with the WAttention editorial team as a certified WAttention Ninja! For more information click here.

The White Heron Dance

In Japan, the white heron is seen as a special bird because it can move between three elements: air, earth, and water. The bird can also be seen as a sign of good luck and...

Fuji Five Lakes in Autumn: Stunning Colors of Japan’s Foliage (Part 2)

Mt. Fuji puts on a new look every season. Fall is a great time to visit the Fuji Five Lakes (Yamanakako, Kawaguchiko, Saiko, Shojiko and Motosuko) because you get to observe the Japanese custom...

A Visit to the Kawaii Monster Café in Harajuku

Wattention staff visits the Kawaii Monster Café in Harajuku! This café is exactly what Harajuku stands for: crazy – psychedelic – cute – strange – spooky! The layout of the café resembles the belly of the...

Gudetama lost in Edo!

Japan's popular lazy egg, Gudetama, is lost in the Edo period! This autumn and winter only you can visit Gudetama world at the Toei Kyoto Studio Park. Born in 2013, Gudetama's name is a play...

Detective Conan Café in Shibuya

Detective Conan celebrates his 20th anniversary as an Anime in 2016! For those who aren't familiar with the story, Detective Conan follows the story of a talented and renowned high school detective named Shinichi Kudo. He got in...

Iris in Wonderland Japan: What did you eat this summer?

In summer in Japan, you will sometimes find bento boxes of grilled eel rice in convenience stores, with a poster stating the “doyo no ushi no hi”. Apparently, this habit of eating eel on the...

Why are Japanese homes so cold during winter?

The cold weather is creeping in and many foreigners start wondering why Japanese homes are so cold. Compared to Western houses that are insulated and equipped with central heating, most Japanese homes don't have...

Noh Theater Workshop in Tokyo

What is Noh? The word literally means "skill", and is a form of classical drama, created in Iga by Kan'ami Kiyotsugu during the Muromachi period in Japan (14th century). Kiyotsugu incorporated story, dance and...

Snow, dogs and uniqueness in North – Tohoku

I’m sure. If I say Akita, you immediately think about the white and orange dog Hachiko. And you think right.  Akita Prefecture is the hometown of this type of dog and of course, Hachi,...

Religious Encounters and Culinary Surprises in Shingu

By Rozemarije Zijlmans It’s said that the Kumano gods first descended to earth at the gigantic white, greyish rock that sticks out of the Gongenyama mountain. From this sacred spot, marked by the small red...