Forbes Highlights Difficulties of Overseas Fans in Accessing Japanese Contents

Top business media organisation Forbes has recently highlighted the difficulties faced by overseas fans in accessing Japanese pop culture contents. In brief, the article has summarized them as listed below. 1) No Japanese phone number, no lottery chance. Demand for tickets to highly sought-after events like concerts and musicals greatly outstrip supply, so Japanese ticketing…

2015 Autumn Japan Trip Day 7: Tokyo

Asakusa is really famous for education-related omamori, especially for passing entrance examinations at big universities, so you can imagine the crowds at the temple.

2015 Autumn Japan Trip Day 6: Tokyo

We made another stop at Ikebukuro, which was a good idea because we managed to catch the tail end of Tokyu Hands Ikebukuro’s Cat Festival — where a lot of independent creators and small ateliers made catcentric merch that was like catnip for me ❀

2015 Autumn Japan Trip Day 5: Tokyo

Too much rich food over the past couple of days made me crave something a bit simpler — so gyudon it was for lunch. Not Yoshinoya though, because there are so many better options in Tokyo, like Matsuya or Sukiya ^^;;

2015 Autumn Japan Trip Day 4: Tokyo

The rest of the day was spent noshing on doughnuts, takoyaki, and every possible kind of chicken dish they have come up with in Hokkaido. I can already feel my waistline expanding :/

2015 Autumn Japan Trip Day 3: Tokyo

This little shopping trip was pretty easy to conceal because we can just pretend that we got the drinks from a convenience store, and hide the gashapon toys in our pockets — sneaky sneaky 8D

2015 Autumn Japan Trip Day 1: Tokyo

While traveling to Japan for work sounds like a lot of fun, it’s really a lot of stress and I don’t want to do it too often that it kills the joy out of going to Japan on holiday πŸ˜€