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Bon Odori 2015

[By Priscilla Bulan Josehua] Bon Odori – a traditional Japanese celebration that honours the dead. The festival is not only celebrated in Japan but also worldwide, including here in Malaysia. It has been held in Penang, Shah Alam and Kota Kinabalu. Bon Odori is basically the Japanese counterpart of the Ghost Festival and the Day […]

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Hokkaido Tranquillity

[By Charmaine Au] Hokkaido is an island located at the north of Japan, where the locals shy away from during winter and opt to visit during summer, being the coldest place in the country in both seasons. It is the least developed of all four of Japan’s main islands, making it the best place for […]

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The Malaysia Cosplay Show

[ By Luqman Abdullah ] Subang Parade was invaded by cosplay enthusiasts and Japanese pop culture this weekend, 16-17 May, during the Malaysia Cosplay Show. With Japanese music blaring from the speakers, cosplayers from all over the country flooded the scene dressed as their favorite manga or anime characters in an attempt to wow the […]

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Fire or Ice (10/11-19/11)

[By Azri Firman Bin Aqil] Hello, readers. This week is a special edition of Fire or Ice as we take a look back at the international break, as well as recapping the news. Let’s take a look at who is in the ‘Line Of Fire’ and ‘The Ice Zone’. In The Line Of Fire FIFA […]