As every two weeks, the Living Japan crew is back! Bringing you the latest news on what is happening in Japan. In this week’s episode we talk about MariCar, a company that is being sued by Nintendo for using its characters and the concept of Mario Kart to make business in Tokyo. Later on, Motoi, Brent and Edgar address an issue that has been recently trending on social media: The Death of the Harajuku Style. FRUiTS, the magazine that brought the Harajuku fashion style to the spotlight is closing, which has created a debate around the disappearance of street culture in Japan. Is the Harajuku style really death? Which places can young people use to express themselves in a huge city? Where you live young people face similar problems?
This week music journalist and friend of the show Didi comes to talk with Motoi, Brent and Edgar about Visual Kei. Is this a music genre? A fashion style? Is it easy to go to a Visual Kei concert in Japan? Learn the answer to these and many more questions about VK.
If you are interested in learning more about Visual Kei, these are Didi’s recommendations: