Japan holds evacuation drills as North Korea continues on with missile tests

About 100 school children and their parents are holding a clean-up on the field of the local elementary school in this small fishing and farming town of Abu, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. An alarm warns of an impending missile attack, and they all run for the school gymnasium, on Sunday, June 4, 2017. The siren "rang… Continue reading Japan holds evacuation drills as North Korea continues on with missile tests


Sato Takuma Wins 2017 Indianapolis 500

  Photo credit: DW BURNETT / PUPPYKNUCKLES  Sato Takuma is the first ever Japanese driver to win the Indy 500. Sato finished first in one of the most prestigious auto races in the world, on May 28th at the Indianapolis Speedway. He celebrated his win with a bottle of cold milk! As the decades-old tradition goes,… Continue reading Sato Takuma Wins 2017 Indianapolis 500


KitKat – Kitto Katto

       The Japanese word for KitKat, "Kitto Katto" sounds like the Japanese expression meaning good luck (or literal translation, surely win) "Kitto Katsu". Because of this, the candy has become a popular treat for students, especially before and around the time of exams. The candy maker Nestle has taken advantage of their popularity by… Continue reading KitKat – Kitto Katto


Hello, and welcome to my blog! Let me tell you a little of what this blog is about... Well, simply put, Asian Culture. Yep, I have to admit it. I absolutely love Asian culture. I'm mostly going to be focusing on Japan and South Korea.  From traditional clothing to cuisine, I'm going to cover a very large variety of… Continue reading