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Music, culture, and environmentalism part 2: Satoumi movement and Hello! Project

Since it’s summer and many of us have or will be heading to the ocean, I thought today would be a great time to discuss Japan’s satoumi movement which combines environmentalism, traditional coastal culture, and popular culture in Japan. 559 more words



…Or not, in my case.

I will not lie, I am a huge fan of the original anime series for Sailor Moon and was delighted to hear that the remake was finally coming out! 381 more words


International Wonderland! Do As Infinity - Shinjitsu no Uta.

Hello everyone,

Welcome back to my¬†International Wonderland, it’s been a few days since J-pop week ended, but I am back with our favorite foreign music segment. 416 more words


Kalafina - Heavenly Blue


  1. Heavenly Blue
  2. Heavenly Blue ~Instrumental~
  3. Heavenly Blue ~TV size~


I am a mite disappointed with Kalafina’s latest song Heavenly Blue. It starts off well, with a brief choral opening, reminiscent of a church. 211 more words

Single Review

So, Just How Japanese is the USA These Days?

All around Asian culture fan and writer for among other publications the Guardian, Animerica (much missed) and Otaku USA, Patrick Macias wonders if the US realizes just how Japanese its pop culture is becoming: 195 more words