Japan and religion: a brief introduction on Shintō, Buddhism and Christianity

Japan and religion: a brief introduction on Shintō, Buddhism and Christianity

When it comes to religion, many Japanese people mix rites of different faiths in a way that may be considered puzzling by Western observers. It’s not uncommon for a same person to be baptized with a Shintō ritual, have a Christian wedding and a Buddhist funeral. This peculiar approach to religio...

2015 recommended must-read Manga: Pick up from Manga Taisho

2015 recommended must-read Manga: Pick up from Manga Taisho

Have you heard of “The Manga Taisho(マンガ大賞)”?   The Manga Taishō (マンガ大賞) is an annual Japanese manga award. The award is limited to series with eight or less collected volumes, in order to promote newer titles. The nominating committee, composed of staff members from bookstores, each initially vo...