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Hanako – School Toilet Ghost star
You may have seen the widely acclaimed Japanese horror movie The Ring and its sequels, spinoffs, and other similar movies. Creepy as they are, you know they're fiction. But there's one ghost from urban legend that some Japanese people still believe exists – Hanako, she who haunts school toilets.

Impact Of Blood Type Beliefs In Japanese Society star
The Japanese have a firm belief that blood type has a close relationship with a person's personality, and this belief can have an impact, to a smaller or greater degree, on their daily lives. Just how great can the impact be?

Izanami-no-Mikoto - Goddess Of Life & Death star
Izanami-no-Mikoto was the consort of the Japanese god Izanagi-no-Mikoto, she is also the Japanese goddess that gives life, as well as controls death.

Japanese Folklore star
Japanese folklore is full of colorful narratives and elaborate demonstrations from the tale of the Bamboo Cutter, to Kintaro the Superhuman boy.

Maneki Neko - Japan's Lucky Cat star
Are you fed up with your goodluck charm and desperately need one that really works? Then a Maneki neko is right up your alley because it is Japan’s most lucky cat.

Mizuchi Folklore star
Mizuchi is a Japanese Dragon and also a water deity.

Personality Traits By Blood Type star
In the early thirties, the Japanese believed that one’s blood type, was a great influence to one’s personality. This belief is still present today and in Japan, it is very common to be asked "What’s your blood type?"

Tamamo-no-Mae Folklore star
This is the tale of the mysterious Tamamo-no-Mae, the most beautiful and Intelligent woman in Japan.

Urashima Tarō Folklore star
Urashima Tarō the fisherman who’s act of kindness, zoomed him into the future.

Year of the Ox – Japanese Zodiac star
The Western Zodiac, is divided into twelve months but the Japanese Zodiac, is divided into twelve years, with each year named after an animal, the year 2009 marks the year of the Ox.

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