Starbucks With Tatami Mats In Kyoto!

The world’s first Starbucks with tatami mats will open in Kyoto, Japan on June 30, 2017! The Starbucks will be located in a 100 year-old Japanese house, and will be located near the Kiyomizu Temple. Hours of operation will be 8am to 8pm. If you are in Kyoto, make sure you stop-by for a cup…

Fujii Sets Shogi Record!

A 14-year old Shogi prodigy named Sota Fujii has just set a new record by having a winning streak of 29! The winning match lasted an amazing 11 hours! This is the longest wining streak in Shogi, beating the previous record set by Hiroshi Kamiya in 1987. Fujii is participating in the Ryuo Championship finals,…

Mud Battle In Japan!

It’s a mud battle in Japan! Actually, its a Shinto ritual called “Taketori Shinji” and its part of Otaue Matsuri festival at the Izawanomiya shrine in Shima, Mie Prefecture. About 40 men, in nothing but loin cloths or shorts, jump into a mud pit to wrestle for a 15-meter piece of bamboo that has a…

Japanese Sushi Rankings!

A recent poll from Japanese polling website Minna no Koe asked Japanese people to rank their favorite sushi, and as a fan of good sushi, I had to find out which one came out on top. So checkout the top eight sushi, as ranked by Japanese people: No. 8: UNAGI (223 votes) This is freshwater…

AKB48 Pro-Wrestling!

And now for another great Japanese TV Show: Tofu (pronounced: Tough) Pro-Wrestling! But this isn’t just another wrestling show, because  these wrestlers are actually members of the idol group AKB48! The show is airing on TV Asahi every Saturday from Midnight to 12:30am. Checkout some of the wrestling here: