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News: Arashi’s Are You Happy? DVD/Blu-Ray to be released on the 31st of May

AYH concert live tour

Arashi’s Are You Happy concert DVD and Blu-Ray will be released on the 31st of May. The concert promotes Arashi’s 15th album, the oricon ranked no. 1 album “Are You Happy“. The concert was held from November 2016 to January 2017; a total of 18 shows attracting over 855 thousand fans was held. The tour was held in the 5 major domes… Read more »

News: Arashi to release new single “I’ll be there”

I'll be there LE cover art

Update: Arsahi has performed the song on FNS music festival that aired on the 22nd of March 2017. You can watch the performance here! Arashi’s 51st single entitled “I’ll be there” will be released on the 19th of April 2017. This will be their first single release of 2017. The title song “I’ll be there” will be the theme song for… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Arashi ni Shiyagare Episode Guide

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This episode guide is a work in progress! New episodes are added on as I catch up to Arashi TV shows. Thank you for your patience! Remember: THIS IS JUST AN EPISODE GUIDE. #0 – [2010.04.24] Cream Stew #1 – [2010.05.01] Shimura Ken #2 – [2010.05.08] Nakamura Shido #3 – [2010.05.15] Takada Junji, Savanna #4 – [2010.05.22] Nakayama Hideyuki, Katou… Read more »

Movie: Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoshitsu)

Update: The review for the second movie, Assassination Classroom: Graduation, is over here. I watched the movie Assassination Classroom (暗殺教室 , Ansatsu Kyoshitsu) when it aired in the cinemas. I was really excited to be able to catch this in the theatres. The movie is an adaptation of the still on-going manga of the same name by 松井優征 (Matsui Yuusei)…. Read more »

Breath Palette – Toothpaste with a Difference

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Breath palette - Bitter Chocolate and L'Espresso

Ok. It may seem weird that I’m talking about toothpaste in this blog. But hey, it’s a Japanese brand toothpaste that exhibits the elegant simplicity and attention to detail in a most Japanesque way; so I think it’s justified! I chanced upon this product while shopping in Tokyuu Hands (here for the SG website, here for the Japan website). I… Read more »