Category Archives: Everything Japanese

News: Arashi to release new album, “Are You Happy?”, on 26th of Oct 2016

Pre-order links available below! Arashi’s new album entitled “Are You Happy?” will be released on the 26th of October 2016. The new album follows behind the wakes of highly thematic albums “Love”, “Digitalian”, and “Japonism”. This album promises to have a wide appeal, allowing the masses to resonate with the album. The basis of this album is “listening to music is… Read more »

Blog: Japonism Concert DVD!

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Hey! It’s been a while since my last post here… I got my Japonism DVD from CDJapan one day after the release date! One thing I love about CDJapan… The EMS shipping is fast. In the past, they shipped Arashi releases on the Saturday before it was released, but I think fans and JE got unset because those overseas got… Read more »

Breaking News: SMAP to disband on 31st Dec 2016

After the rumours started early this year… This time, it’s for real. SMAP will disband on the 31st of Dec, 2016. Faxes have gone out to the media, it has been reported on NHK, it’s out in the newspapers and most importantly the breakup notice has been posted on the official JE website, Johnny’s Net.. It’s as official as official can… Read more »

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 »