Why Are Anime Girls Always Dieting? Female Body Image and Weight in Japan

As someone who has watched many anime with all-girls casts, there’s a trend I've noticed over time. Anime girls are always going on diets - it happens in Sailor Moon, Love Live, Uma Musume, and even in Lucky Star. And loads more. I began to ask myself, “Why are all these girls so obsessed with … Continue reading Why Are Anime Girls Always Dieting? Female Body Image and Weight in Japan

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New York Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) Review

The day after I went to Castle Point, my mom and I went to Sakura Matsuri at the Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn, New York. Sakura Matsuri is exactly what it translates to: a festival celebrating cherry blossom trees. There are also many events related to Japanese culture, including performances, arts and crafts, and other activities. You … Continue reading New York Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival) Review

Japanese Culture’s Influence On Its Education System

I am graduating from grad school next week. Yay! Anyway, in order to graduate, I needed to complete my "Final Project." Basically, this was a hypothetical research proposal and we could write about anything related to education. Naturally, I chose Japanese education. As an anime fan and someone who is interested in education, I noticed … Continue reading Japanese Culture’s Influence On Its Education System