Pokemon Stamp Rally Coming To Sunshine City In Japan!

From July 13 to August 26, 2018, the Pokemon Center at Sunshine City in Tokyo, Japan will hold its 20th Anniversary Celebration, called the “Meeting Evey Celebration-Pokemon Center 20th Anniversary Festival!” During this time, a special stamp rally will be held around Sunshine City and Landmark Plaza. The goal is to collect stamps of Eve…

Free Japanese Idol Auditions For New Female Idol Group!

Teen Spirit Co., Ltd., a Japanese entertainment production company, will be holding open auditions for a new female idol group this Summer! To qualify for the auditions you must be 12 to 18 years old, and not have a contract with any other record company, production company, or music publisher. Oh yeah, you also have…

Japan Advance To Round Of 16 In World Cup!

Japanese people all over Japan, and all over the world, are celebrating their “Japanese Blue” Soccer team today. Though Japan lost their World Cup soccer match against Poland today by a score of 1-0, they still managed to get through to the Round of 16. This is a pretty big deal, as Japan has only…

Tokyo Passes Ordinance To Ban Smoking In 84 Percent Of Eating/Drinking Establishments by 2020!

On Wednesday, the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly—Tokyo’s Governing Body—passed an ordinance that will strengthen regulations that prohibit smoking in many Tokyo establishments. Most Americans are accustomed to laws against smoking (and second-hand smoking) in public establishments, such as restaurants, bars, and businesses. It’s very common to see smokers standing outside of these places in all kinds…