Who doesn’t want to be a kid forever and go to Neverland? For NEWS’s 2017 album release on March 22nd, 2017, they chose “Neverland” as the theme and made it unique to them, complete with a steampunk feel. General Overview … Continue reading NEWS – NEVERLAND Album Review | nihonchique
YouTube has become a huge platform for people all over the world to share their life and their experiences, and Japan is not an exception! Coming to live in Japan can be an overwhelming experience, and one that many people around would jump at the chance to have, but if you don’t have the resources to yet or want more information before you take the big leap, experiencing Japan through the eyes of someone living there already is the perfect alternative to actually doing it yourself. I watch a lot of YouTube myself, and despite me living in Japan already, … Continue reading 5 Popular Non-Japanese JVloggers You Have To Watch!
Translation for “U R not alone” by NEWS, on the NEVERLAND album. Lyrics and music by GReeeeN. 拝啓あの日の僕へ 今はココで立っています 誰かに笑われた夢を 今もココで見続けてます To the me of that day, I am standing here now. The dream that people laughed at, I am … Continue reading Translation: “U R not alone” – NEWS
Most of you who have read my blog for a while now know that the reason I moved to Japan in the first place was to get my MBA at Doshisha University in their Global MBA program. In order to graduate from the program, writing a thesis is necessary and the topic that I chose was Johnny and Associates. This was a teaching case on how Johnnys could go international. My initial piece that I wrote was accepted by the school and I graduated in September of 2014. After that, my advisor for the thesis, Tim Craig, put together book … Continue reading Johnny and Associates Case Study- Being Published For the First Time!
This post is a reaction post to the Otaku post on Tofugu. I know this post mostly covers anime otaku, but I thought it was a good article to describe Otaku culture in general. A few months back, I was invited out to lunch by a co-worker at the last minute. We mostly talked about happenings in the office and somehow the subject of me going to a concert in Tokyo dome recently came up. I told her “Yes, I am a huge fan of Johnny’s” and I explained how I go to many concerts in the same tour, especially for … Continue reading Why I am a proud “Johnny’s Otaku”
August 11th, 2016 marked Japan’s first even “Mountain Day”. As it is a national holiday, I ventured out by myself to the Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden in search for Sunflowers! Sunflowers have always been a favorite flower of mine since … Continue reading Trip to Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden on Japan’s First ever Mountain Day
In the past year or so, a lot of people have commented on my post about joining the Johnnys fan club, asking how they could get tickets as a foreign fan and to be honest, I really wasn’t sure how to answer them, as there is no simple way to go about it. *EDIT OCTOBER 1, 2018* As a forward to this article, due to the amount of comments I get on this post, I want to emphasize that I am unable to help people to get tickets to Johnny’s concerts personally. I wrote this article as a guide for … Continue reading How To Get Tickets To A Johnny’s Concert As An Overseas Fan
The third week in March of 2015, I took the Shinkansen about 50 minutes to Nagoya to see NEWS LIVE TOUR 2015 WHITE. NEWS hadn’t toured in 2 years and it was hard not to feel the excitement inside and outside of Nippon Gaishi Hall, all the fans teeming in anticipation about what NEWS had in store for this tour. The actual concert itself was all-new, with many mistakes, as Nagoya was the fist stop on a 3 month long tour. Fast-forward to the weekend after and my best friend Meghan and I are on our way to Sapporo, a … Continue reading Why I Go To A Johnny’s Concert More Than One Time
Within the 3 years that I have lived in Japan, I have moved within Japan 2 times. Once from Kyoto City to Osaka Prefecture, and once to from Osaka Prefecture to Osaka City. When you move within Japan, there are a few things that you need to be aware of. I will be pointing out 5 of these things that will be helpful for people moving within Japan. Tip #1: Calculate how much money it will take to move ahead of time Moving within Japan can be expensive; having to deal with many different expenses that we are not used … Continue reading 5 Tips For Moving Within Japan
Getting my nails done in Japan is one of my favorite things to do. More specifically a manicure with nail art. It’s one of my little pieces of joy to see my nails nice and manicured and it makes me feel so put together in most situations. I first started getting manicures when I was a young girl, but it wasn’t until I came to Japan that I really did “Nail Art”. Even then, I didn’t do it on a consistent basis, but since I started working I find it a nice little splurge every month to get my nails … Continue reading Nail Salons and Nail Art in Japan