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Share your love of Ramen!

You may remember earlier this year, I featured an article covering Fanny Chu’s Ramen 2.0 poster sharing her passion for Ramen which received 222 backers on Kickstarter, which hit an incredible total of $11,397 to help fund the project! Fanny returns with a fresh project and if you loved her poster design, this is right up your street! The Ramen Sticker is not only a sticker for Ramen lovers to express how much they love to eat Ramen, it motivates connections between people and encourages conversations that can potentially lead to friendship. Each sticker also includes a themed “Ramen quote” such as those...

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NOT lost in translation – with Emily Johnson.

If you attended the Hyper Japan Christmas Market last year, chances are you may recognise Emily from her translation work throughout the weekends event! Emily is an American currently completing her masters degree in London which features her dissertation in Japanese to English translation. Emily has lived for over two years as an English teacher in Nagoya, Japan and completed a ‘study abroad’ in Osaka. Emily is originally from the East Coast of the United States but spent a year living in Colorado working for a Japan-specialist travel agency. While Emily is super busy finishing up her masters degree, Emily is also currently...

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Please search for ‘3.11’ on Yahoo! Japan.

On the 11th March 2011, at 2:46 p.m., an 8.9 magnitude earthquake takes place 231 miles northeast of Tokyo. (8.9 = original recorded magnitude; later upgraded to 9.0). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a tsunami warning for the Pacific Ocean from Japan to the U.S. and about an hour after the quake, waves up to 30 feet high hit the Japanese coast, sweeping away vehicles, causing buildings to collapse, and severing roads and highways. Last year, a total of 2,918,278 people (the number of unique browsers) to search for ‘3.11’ on Yahoo! Japan, was donated equally, dividing the 29,182,780 yen...

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The J-ROCK scene: Music, fun & extended family.

In the short time that I’ve been exposed to the J-ROCK scene, I have to say it’s one of my favourite elements that I cover for Kakkoii Club. Back in August 2015, I had one of the most enjoyable days in Trafalgar Square covering the Japan Matsuri event! Throughout the day I made a lot of new friends in the photo pit that I’ve bumped into at various events or concerts since and it’s always great to catch up and see what projects they’ve been working on since the last time we met. Before jumping into the J-ROCK scene,...

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2016: Language goals & NY resolutions!

We’ve officially made it out of the hardest month of the year but what does that mean for your 2016 goals? Over the Christmas break we all enjoy overindulging and setting ourselves almost impossible targets we want to smash for the following year but how do we make those aims achievable and part of our busy lifestyles? You may remember back in September, I began my walk down the long road of learning the Japanese language. Initially, the most challenging part was trying to find the most suitable tools for the job. Should I buy books and study? Should I...

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