Happy 81st Birthday, Heisei Emperor!
Today, 23rd of December is the 81st birthday of the Heisei Emperor. Happy birthday, Emperor Akihito!
Goodbye Ken Takakura. RIP. the great Japanese actor.
Today many Japanese film fans were shocked to know the great actor, Ken Takakura passed away. Despite of his quiet and emotionally clumsy character, he was a very polite, kind and warm person. RIP Ken Takakura. We will miss you.
Halloween in Japan 2014
Halloween is a big thing in Japan too. There were full of people in the costumes on the streets and a lot of parties were held.
Nobel Prize Winner, Shuji Nakamura. Is he Japanese or not?
Shuji Nakayma was one of the three Japanese physics who recently won the Nobel Prize in 2014. But now Japan is unsure if they should celebrate for him because of his nationality status.
Mini Calligraphy arrived safe and sound
The mini-calligraphy winner, Floriana has sent me the photo of her receiving the art piece. Here she kindly share it with us.
Thank you for the subscription. The Winner for the mini-calligraphy.
Thank you for subscribing to iromegane news letter. We like to announce the winner for the mini-calligraphy to show our appreciation.
Book “How to make a war” (Sensou no tsukurikata)
The last weekend of June, Japan was a little noisy. Many people gathered to protest agains the government´s recent push to Japan involve in more war. At the same time, a book “Sensou no Tsukurikara (how to make a war)” came out. What´s happening to Japan?
Are Japanese women too nice?
Being a women in Japanese business scene is harder than any other countries? Why? A Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly showed a few days ago showed us a little bit of reality.
3.11 – 3 years after
Today, it´s been 3 years since the massive tsunami took many loved ones lives. As the time passes, we tend to forget about it. But we don´t forget.
The Kanji of the Year 2013
The Kanji of the year 2013 was announced. It´s WA this year. People are really excited about the Olympic Games in 2020.