Secret guides

Students share their knowledge, and help you get a better understanding of Japan.



Japanese animation characters

Japanese animation characters

This slideshow introduces some of the most famous Japanese animation characters.


Otaku: a Japanese subculture

Otaku: a Japanese subculture

This slideshow describes one of the interesting subcultures of Japan: ‘Otaku’.


Japanese fireworks displays

Japanese fireworks displays

This slideshow explains the history of Japanese fireworks displays, and shows you how to enjoy a fireworks display.


Traditional Japanese meal manners

Traditional Japanese meal manners

This slideshow explains traditional Japanese meal manners.


Sushi, a traditional food in Japan.

Sushi, a traditional food in Japan.

This slideshow explains sushi, a traditional food in Japan.


Recommended places for families to visit in Kanagawa Prefecture

Recommended places for families to visit in Kanagawa Prefecture

This slideshow recommends places for families to visit in Kanagawa Prefecture.


Celebrating special events in Japanese and Islamic societies

Celebrating special events in Japanese and Islamic societies

This slideshow explains some of the differences between Japanese and Islamic customs and conventions.


Understanding Japanese gestures

Understanding Japanese gestures

This slideshow explains some of the differences between American and Japanese gestures.


Is it hard to be a professional baseball player in Japan?

Is it hard to be a professional baseball player in Japan?

Learn about the lives of baseball players in Japan.


mori girl

mori girl

The definition of a “mori girl” is a young woman who seems to be in a forest. “Mori” means forest in Japanese.