Category Archives: Everything Japanese

News: Arashi’s 50th single Power of the Paradise to be released on 14th Sept 2016

Update: Pre-order links added below! Japanese boy band Arashi will release their 50th single, Power of the Paradise on the 14th of September 2016. This follows their performance of the song on The Music Day earlier last month. “Power of Paradise” will be the NTV theme song for Rio Olympics 2016, in which band member and newscaster Sakurai Sho will be… Read more »

Magazine: Hir@gana Times – Great Japanese Learning Resource!

I came across the Hir@gana Times magazines while browsing in Kinokuniya the other day. It advertises itself as being a magazine for ‘read Japanese study’. Curious, I decided to buy a copy. It wasn’t cheap for sure, SGD 11.50 for a thin magazine. It was even more expensive than the other magazines with Arashi in it, considering the thickness. Intrigued… Read more »

News: Arashi’s Japonism Concert DVD/Blu-ray to be released on 24th Aug 2016

Japonism Concert Blu-ray

Update: Pre-order links below! Update: Cover designs released! The much awaited Japonism concert DVD and Blu-ray of the popular Japanese boyband Arashi will be released next month, on the 24th of August 2016. The ARASHI LIVE TOUR 2015 Japonism was held last year from 6th Nov to 27th Dec in Japan. They held a total of 17 performances in all the… Read more »

Book: Japanese English Bilingual Visual Dictionary (DK Visual Dictionaries)

Hi all! This week I’ll be introducing a book! The Japanese English Bilingual Visual Dictionary (DK Visual Dictionaries) is a wonderful resource for beginners to intermediate/advanced learners alike. With a wide range of vocabulary, this visual dictionary will help greatly in your quest to expand your Japanese vocabulary. Think of the themed list we have here. Only multiply that by 300. And put… Read more »

News: Arashi’s new single Power of the Paradise revealed!

The Japanese boyband Arashi has revealed their new single “Power of the Paradise” on the live music show “The Music Day”. The show features a wide range of Japanese artists performing 11 hours of songs, and featured Arashi member Sakurai Sho as the main host. Arashi finished off the song extravaganza with a powerful performance of three songs, “Daylight“, “I… Read more »

Movie: Assassination Classroom: Graduation (Ansatsu Kyoshitsu -Sotsugyou Hen-)

Assassination Classroom 2 - Graduation

Update: The DVD/Blu-ray for the movie will be released on 12 Oct 2016, pre-orders are now available, scroll to the bottom of the page for links! Hi all, I’m back with another movie review! Assassination Classroom: Graduation. Or 暗殺教室 -卒業編- (Ansatsu Kyoshitsu -Sotsugyou Hen-) as the title goes in Japanese. I had the luxury of watching Assassination Classroom 2 in the… Read more »

News: Arashi’s Waku Waku School 2016 to have Johnny’s West as students

The Arashi’s Waku Waku Gakkou (Lit: Arashi’s Exciting School) this year will feature the members of Johnny’s West as Arashi’s students. Johnny’s West is a Johnny’s Entertainment group from Kansai that debut in 2014 with the single with the single “Eejanaika”. Waku Waku Gakkou is a special event by Arashi that’s in it’s 6th year now. It started in 2011 after… Read more »

News: V6 to release new single, Beautiful World on the 8th of June 2016

Ok, this is more than a week late… But still… V6 will be releasing their first single of 2016, entitled “Beautiful World”, on the 8th of June 2016. Beautiful World would be V6’s 46th single. “Beautiful World” is the theme song for season 11 of the drama Keishicho Sosa Ikka 9 Gakari (警視庁捜査一課9係) starring member Inohara Yoshihiko. Season 1 of the… Read more »

Blog: I seek, Daylight and Tadaima

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Have you heard? The previews of I seek, Daylight and Tadaima from Arashi’s new, yet-to-be-released single I seek/Daylight. Band member Aiba Masaki has played the songs on his radio show, Rekomen, and I’m loving the songs so far. Admittedly, out of all three, my least favourite is I seek, despite it being for the theme songs of Ohno’s drama. (Background… Read more »

News: NEWS to be main personality for 24-hour TV

It has been revealed that NEWS will be the main personality for this year’s “24 Hour TV~39~Love Saves the Earth~” (24時間テレビ39 愛は地球を救う) program. This marks the second time that NEWS will serve as main personalities, after their previous appearance in 2009. This was announced on the 28th of Mar, on the show 人生が変わる1分間の深イイ話2時間スペシャル (Jinsei ga kawaru 1 funkan no fukaiihanashi 2 jikan supesharu),… Read more »