In autumn of last year I challenged myself with the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test, just known under its abbreviation JLPT. Two months later I heard back and I received the result and I passed!
Three films from or about Japan are coming in Swiss cinemas at the beginning of the new year. I have seen two of them already and would like to briefly introduce all of them.
In the first June weekend I visited the 15th Nippon Connection in Frankfurt. It is a Japanese film festival with very diverse films and a lot of supporting program. In total, I watched three movies, of which was one an anime. Find the trailer and synopsis as well as my impressions below.
Just a quick reminder, the annual Snow Festival is currently taking place in Sapporo. Unfortunately, I could not make it, but a friend of mine is there right now. Follow her blog and have a look at the amazing snow sculptures which are exhibited in the Odori Park.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Great Hanshin Earthquake which devastated Kobe and the surrounding region. Fortunately, many people helped the region to recover.