Tag Archives: Japan

Tradition Meets Disney: 7-Eleven Convenience Stores Selling Wagashi

Wagashi Geek Impulse

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Japanese sweets brand Tabemasu (a cute mix of taberareru and mascot) is teaming up with Bandai Candy to create adorable Toy Story Alien traditional Japanese sweets ( Wagashi )! Wagashi are absolutely delicious. This traditional sweet is made with white bean paste and mochi. It has a doughy yet powdery texture and is perfect with green tea. The mouldable,

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Miyagi Prefecture Chooses Lapras as Their Official Pokémon

Lapras Geek Impulse

Reading Time: 2 minutes You Can Now Boat Around With Sea Pokémon Lapras in Miyagi It would seem that there is an ever growing trend with prefectures of Japan adopting Pokémon. Iwate Prefecture adopted Geodude as its official pokémon. Today though we are talking about Miyagi Prefecture. They have officially adopted Lapras as their official prefecture mascot. You can see the Geodude music video

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Superstar Katsuhiro Otomo Unveils ‘Orbital Era’ Film

Orbital Era Geek Impulse

Reading Time: 2 minutes ORBITAL ERA directed by Katsuhiro Otomo announced at Anime Expo One of Japan’s most ICONIC anime creators set to direct a futuristic adventure film called Orbital Era. The film will be produced through Sunrise Inc., part of Bandai Namco. Sunrise is set to produce a new version of Akira. AKIRA (アキラ) is a 1988 Japanese animated sci-fi action film directed Katsuhiro Otomo, written

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Maiko Throws First Pitch at Koshien Baseball Stadium

Reading Time: 2 minutes Japan’s take on baseball is a little different since the adoption of the American sport. The ceremonial first pitch added an element of Japanese uniqueness in 1908 when the first professional team from the United States came to tour Japan, and former Prime Minister and founder of Waseda University,  Okuma Shigenobu, was to throw the first pitch. Apparently, the throw

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Seiyuu Yuki Kaji and Ayana Taketatsu Announced Marriage on Sunday

ayana taketatsu Married Geek Impulse

Reading Time: 2 minutes She wants to build a warm family filled with smiles. Today another voice-acting couple decided to get married and start a family. Voice actors Ayana Taketatsu and Yuuki Kaji announced on Sunday that they are officially married and registered their marriage with the government. While both confess that they are inexperienced, they let fans know that they will continue to

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