Make Your Own Animation

Make Your Own Animation

The world of movies and make believe is one that will never quite go old no matter what age. What sticks the most, though, is animation since we have been watching that at a very young age. From the fairy tale books we read with the colourful pictures and our own...
Japanese Designer Furniture

Japanese Designer Furniture

Japanese design ideas in furniture are world renowned for their style and ambience. There is something uniquely beautiful about fine furniture inspired by the Japanese culture and ethos. Clean lines and elegant finishes are synonymous with Nippon style furniture. Some...
Understanding the Japanese Legal System

Understanding the Japanese Legal System

Japan like many European nations was originally run on a feudal system, with warlords in control. The modernisation of Japan in the nineteenth century, then, saw penal codes and codes of criminal instruction introduced, which were based on the French model. Thus, set...
Saru Lock: Japanese Locksmith Superhero

Saru Lock: Japanese Locksmith Superhero

Saru Lock, for those who don’t know, is a Japanese manga character who has his own series and has been made into a TV show and action movie. Yataro Sarumaru, nicknamed ‘Saru’ is a high school kid whose fathers is a locksmith in Asakusa, Tokyo. Saru has the ability to...

The Place of Food in Japanese Culture

Food in Japan is the glue that binds everything together. Members of its society eat together to maintain their relationships and to socialise. It is no surprise then to find the Japanese cuisine as one of the most recognised and distinguished of its kind. Sushi has...