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Can Foreigner Buy a Property in Japan? Best way to find a great property in Japan.

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Can Foreigner Buy a Property in Japan? Best way to find a great property in Japan.

Park City Musashikosugi, Kanagawa Source: wikipedia
Park City Musashikosugi, Kanagawa Source: wikipedia

In our previous article, we pointed out that Japan's population declining. There are more and more properties to be on sale in Japan.

 

We have many inquires asking if foreigners can buy properties in Japan. Many countries in fact forbid foreigners buying properties or land. For Japan, the answer is "Yes". A foreigner can buy property in Japan.

 

We heard of some complaints that foreigners have hard time finding trust worthy agents. There are real estate agencies targeting foreigners  some of ( hopefully not all of them) which try to take advantage of the lack of local knowledge of the foreigners. We felt we need to do something about this situation. 

 

In this article, we explain about the housing price in Japan, useful tips and how to find and buy good properties in Japan.

Time to Buy Property in Japan?

The decline in population is not depressing news. At least not totally.

 

As there are more and more empty houses, the housing/land price is lowering so much in suburb and even in the centre of major cities (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto, Fukuoka etc..).

In 70s and 80s it was so much money to buy properties even in the super suburb. Today we see the land price in Japan is cheaper than most of the developed countries.  Value of Japanese property is not just a price but its quality. Many properties are well built. When you compare the building from the same era in developing countries and Japan, you often see the clear difference.

 

The only area with the price staying expensive are super good locations (e.g. within 5 min walk from train station) in the big cities.

 

Even in Tokyo we see many apartments empty and also not selling for a long time. If you are planning to stay in Japan for a long time, it is a great chance to buy properties in Japan.

 

The tip is to find a wooden house older than 20 years old in the suburb of Tokyo or Tokyo area. Some houses are selling from 1.8mil JPY (ca 14,000USD ) for 50sqm, 35 years old, only one hour from Tokyo and you can renovate it nicely. You need to be very savvy to find such a property and also need to spend some amount to refurbish the house.

 

As a rule of thumb, if you prepare around 30million JPY (ca 280,000USD), you can find a comfortable new properties inside/near Tokyo.

 

Even the high end property is cheaper these days. The high end property (not necessarily in the high end area like Roppongi or Aoyama where the properties are not as appreciated as before if far from station, but the location so close to the train stations (i.e. within 1-5 mins walk in the major area, 1-2 mins  walk in suburb area))

Golden rules to find a best property in Japan

1. in 10min from public TRANSPORT

You buy and want to lend it out. Put yourself in the shoe of the customer. You do not want to live far from the public transport.

2. 20 years old or newer

Would you want to resell your property in the future? Better not to buy an old one. The anti earthquake architect regulation changes over time. You will be careful not to buy an building which was constructed under the old regulation. This impacts the resale price.

3. Find non-public info

If certified agency, all real estate agencies use the same database regardless the size. How cool the office may look. They use the same database. What we see in this database is quite normal and not so good cases only. Important to find a agency which has non-public information.

 

We work with the agencies with confidential information.  If you are serious about buying real estates in Japan, you can contact us!

Now you know the golden rules.

 

Unless, you work with us, here is the basic information [tips for property purchase in Japan] as below:

Tips for property purchase in Japan

1) Find a good agency which is honest and has a fast response

As said, there are millions of real estate agencies in Japan which all use the same database to find a property.

The difference is the quite basic quality: honesty and fast response.  It is quite rare that one particular agency has more information than others in terms of the property info. Of course, the local agency close to the property tends to have more back ground information which is important for evaluation.

 

We witness there are cases of scams in Japan. Just watch out!!

2) Careful but move fast

So...all use the same data base. This means that good property shall be gone in a matter of second. The information you find online are already old (sometimes not good because they are not slow to sell) You need a careful analysis of the potential purchase but you also need to be very fast to decide.

3) You need to pay cash at once

Most of Japanese buy property on load as long as over 30 years or so. As a foreigner, you are not entitled to housing loan in Japan. You just need to prepare all cash to pay. In all cases for property purchases in Japan, foreign customers paid in cash.  

 

This way the seller and agency are also comfortable dealing with you. 

4) Pay attention to Japan specific topics

Japan has many natural disasters and also Fukushima nuclear problems. It is relatively safe and clean country compared to most of the countries around the world (as Europe is also not safe any more). Yet, property in Japan is not free from any problem. Japan faces many types of natural disasters. The natural disasters include earthquake, typhoons, big rain, big snow. When you buy properties, you need to pay attention to these topics and make sure enough countermeasure is taken. 

Owl tower, Ikebukuro, Tokyo Source: wikipedia
Owl tower, Ikebukuro, Tokyo (btw, Owl is a bird of Ikebukuro ward) Source: wikipedia

Property in Japan is cheap?

The Kitahama Tower & Plaza Osaka Source: Wikipedia
54 floor high apartment The Kitahama Tower & Plaza Osaka Source: Wikipedia

Is the real estate in Japan affordable?

 

We lived in several countries and visit many every year. We feel Japan is relatively cheap for the quality.  But there is no easy deal. You need to work with the experts whom you can trust. 

 

Interested? If so, we deal with Non-public Japanese real estates with many cool properties, just let us know.

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What is Kimono? The brief introduction to Kimono in Japan. 

 

Where to buy Kimono? For gift, Kimono can be one good idea as it can be worn like a traditional way and also as jacket or so like a modern way.

 

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Onegai Kaeru wants you to enjoy Japan 360 degree.

 

If you are looking for more traveler"s info and can not find one, please let us know. We will try to help you with Japan Traveler Help Service (we work on hourly charge to arrange, book, find info you need). Feel free to contact us!

 

 

Want to know more places for the great photos in Japan? For example, Toshima island with so many flowers. Please check this out!

 

Do you know an island with over 2000 years old tree in Japan? Please check this out!

 

Onegai Kaeru, a group of passionate travelers, bring happiness to the world with its shopping support service and original super cute items!

 

Disclaimer: Even though we try to make the info as updated and accurate but the accuracy of the information herein is not guaranteed by us. If you have any uncertainty, please contact the information source. These shops are the ones we find online at random for your reference purpose. There is no guarantee whatsoever about the authenticity of the shops and items of any sort.

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Japan Voice Actor News: Yumiko Kobayashi be next Crayon Shinchan's Voice

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Japan Voice Actor News: Yumiko Kobayashi be next Crayon Shinchan's Voice

Yumiko Kobayashi

Source: Usui Yoshito, Shinei, TV Asahi, ADK
Source: Usui Yoshito, Shinei, TV Asahi, ADK

Shinchan's voice is not easy to create. This is the voice from the former voice actor.

Japan Voice Actor News: Yumiko Kobayashi be the next Crayon Shinchan's Voice.

 

Just several days ago Akiko Yajima who voiced the Crayon Shinchan for over 26 years announced to the job.  She is quoted as saying "she could not keep the voice of Shin-chan well". It appears that she strains herself a lot to make the voice of Shin-chan.

 

Today 14 June, 2018, it is announced that Shin-chan be voiced by Yumiko Kobayashi. She was born in Chiba pref on 18th June, 1979. She voiced Gaspard in Les Catastrophes de Gaspard et Lisa and Willson in Chuggington. She now practiced the voice watching Crayon Shinchan from the very beginning, we heard.

 

Not easy path for Ms. Kobayashi because when the voice of a famous character changes, there is always outcry. For example, when Nobuyo Oyama retired the voice of Draemon, many people complained about the new voice. It takes 1-2 years before people get used to it.

 

We hope Ms. Kobayashi can find her own Shinchan voice and enjoy the role.

 

Check out Yumiko's official website.

 

The creator of Crayon Shinchan "Yoshito Usui" passed away in 2009.

What is your favorite Yumiko's work? Share with us your view!

 

Source: TV Asashi, Wikipedia

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ProWine China 酒造業界関係者必見のワインと酒類の中国の展示会

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ProWine China(プロワイン・チャイナ) - 酒造業界関係者必見のワインと酒類の中国の展示会

プロワイン・チャイナ

2017年のプロワインチャイナの様子

日本のお酒が海外で人気に

日本のお酒を買いたいという海外からの問い合わせが増えてきております。特に日本の山崎や響といったウィスキーや獺祭といった有名日本酒は大人気で、海外人気により、日本国内でも品薄の状態が続いています。

Source: ProWine China
Source: ProWine China

今こそ海外へ

ワインと酒類の展示会、ProWine China 2018が2018年11月13-15日に上海のShanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC)のホールW4及びW5にて、開催されますので、運営側に話を伺っております。

 

今回のProWine Chinaは、前回に比べ、15%ほど規模が大きくなり、かつてない規模で開催される予定です。来場者は、20%増を見越しており、中国全土からの来訪が予想されます。昨年のデータでは、来場者の半分は、開催地上海以外からでした。

 

ドイツ、オーストリア、スペイン、ブラジル、イタリア、南アフリカ、オーストラリア、チリ、ポルトガルなど各国がパビリオンを出展します。

 

今回の注目としては、 Les Grands Chais de FranceUnion des Vignerons des Côtes du Rhône。そして、アンジェリーナ・ジョリーとブラッド・ピットが2008年に購入した南仏のChâteau Miravalも出展を予定しています。

 

プロワイン・チャイナの他、「プロワイン・ワールド」として海外進出のためのワイン・酒類の展示会を香港、シンガポールで開催しています。

海外での展示会、イベント

お酒のように、実際に飲んでみないと分からない商材は、展示会や、イベントなど、現地の方々と直のコミュニケーションがなければ、市場進出はあり得ません。中国での展示会を成功に導く秘訣とは?

まずは、お気軽にご相談を。

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ITAN Magazine Stop Paper publishing

Itan Magazine Stop Paper publishing

ITAN by KODANSHA

Source: Kodansha
Source: Kodansha

ITAN Magazine Stop Paper publishing

 

Did you buy the latest ITAN, a manga magazine, today (44th print. 7th June, 2018)?  If you bought one, you would be surprised.

 

We like ITAN because it has various mangas of all genres. "ITAN" in Japanese means "unique". It was launched on 25th of June, 2010 by Kodansha.

 

This magazine gives out "Super Character Comic award" every half a year. If you are the serious manga-ka wanna be, try and apply!

 

It had the Descending Stories: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju, a manga about rakugo (we love rakugo so much!!).

 

Today's issue of ITAN says there will be no more paper version of the manga ITAN magazine. From now on, ITAN will be published only online for each odd number month.

Do you read ITAN?  What is your favorite manga in ITAN? Share with us your view!

Interested in manga?

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Obituary: Shigeru Tsuchiyama

Obituary: Shigeru Tsuchiyama

Shigeru Tsuchiyama

Obituary: Shigeru Tsuchiyama passed away on 24 May, 2018.

 

He was born in Kanazawa city, Ishikawa pref on 20th of Feb, 1950. 

 

Shigeru was an assistant to Mikiya Mochizuki known for Himitsu Tantei JA and Wild 7. He got the hits with his gourmet manga where the characters eat foods (it sounds fun, right? It is a quite big segment in manga today)!

 

Yoshinobu Yamada for Deathtopia was his assistant. 

 

 

What is your favorite Tsuchiyama's work? Share with us your view!

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Japan Voice Actor News: Akiko Yajima quit Crayon Shinchan's Voice

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Japan Voice Actor News: Akiko Yajima quit Crayon Shinchan's Voice

AKIKO YAJIMA

Source: Usui Yoshito, Shinei, TV Asahi, ADK

Japan Voice Actor News: Akiko Yajima quit Crayon Shinchan's Voice.

 

She voiced the Shinchan for 26 years and 3 month since 1992. TV Asashi announced that she will quit the job. 

 

Her first appearance was on 13 April, 1992. She is quoted as saying "she could not keep the voice of Shin-chan well". It appears that she strains herself a lot to make the voice of Shin-chan.

Her last act is on its TV program on 29 June 2018. 

 

Who will voice the boy from July, 2018 is announced on 14 June, 2018.

 

Akiko was born in Kashiwazaki city, Nigata on 4 May 1967. She moved to Kawasaki, Kanagawa.

 

Her father did not like her plan to be an actor so she first joined a sales staff of a Japanese sweet shop. We could understand her dad because acting is normally quite unstable and risky esp. to the view of those from the old time.

But she did not give up her dream. She kept studying about acting and got her dream come true!

 

She voiced the Eriko Tamura in Idol legend Eriko and also Lily Thevalley in Gundam W.

 

Her nickname is "Akko/あっこ". We hope she gets well soon and has a wonderful career in the future.

 

The creator of Crayon Shinchan "Yoshito Usui" passed away in 2009.

What is your favorite Akiko's work? Share with us your view!

 

Source: TV Asashi, Wikipedia

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Major Fraud Case in public sector on Aogashima island

Major Fraud Case in public sector on Aogashima island

Aogashima island, Tokyo

Many miniatures ordered and deserted  Source: Asahi news
Many Aogashima miniatures ordered and deserted Source: Asahi news

Millions of people reading our article on Aogashima island, the island we love so much.

 

Today we heard a sad news about the island.

 

There seems to have had a major corruption case with the village office. We as a volunteer simply have tried to promote the island to the world and because of our article so many visitors from overseas are curious and plan to visit the island.

 

44 projects in Aogashima village office were identified as "fraud cases" for last 3 years till August 2017, Asahi news reported. 

 

The contractual amount in question is 220mil JPY. The person, a former head of general affair, in the office who is suspected to be the "person of interest" already left the office (and the island!!) taking a big retirement money.

 

The fraud cases involve the production of miniature of islands, the website, solar panel etc.

 

Almost 2mil USD is not small for the island like this. The island could use this budget for much better causes to kick off the better service for the tourists.

What is next?

As of today the Tokyo Central government (in Shinjuku) sends a personnel to investigate the case. We are sincerely hoping this case is not serious and does not have any negative impact on the reputation of the island.

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Find out which hot spring in Japan had legionella incident? Find out which restaurant in Japan had food poisoning?

 

It is called Kimono Rocket, a website dedicated to Japan culture all around the world!

 

If you want to buy cosplay items online, we have the list of shops here!

 

Important information list on Japan trip! Find out now!

 

Have you heard of "Rabbiislands" and want to know how to get there, please click here!

 

Looking for a beautiful Japanese inn with private bath during your trip to Japan? Here is the list!

 

Hungry in Japan? Find the unbelievably big and cheap food from our "where can we get full" list!

 

Onegai Kaeru wants you to enjoy Japan trip.

 

If you are looking for more traveler"s info and can not find one, please let us know. We will try to help you with Japan Traveler Help Service (we work on hourly charge to arrange, book, find info you need). Feel free to contact us!

 

 

Want to know more places for the great photos in Japan? For example, Toshima island with so many flowers. Please check this out!

 

Do you know an island with over 2000 years old tree in Japan? Please check this out!

 

Onegai Kaeru, a group of passionate travelers, bring happiness to the world with its shopping support service and original super cute items!

 

Disclaimer: Even though we try to make the info as updated and accurate but the accuracy of the information herein is not guaranteed by us. If you have any uncertainty, please contact the information source.

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Japan Voice Actor News: Ayaka Ohashi's first major live concert

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Japan Voice Actor News: Ayaka Ohashi's first major live concert

Ayaka Ohashi

Japan Voice Actor News: Ayaka Ohashi's first major live concert which took place in Pacifico Yokohama on 27 May, 2018.

 

The live ticket sold out in 10 mins!

 

Ayaka Ohashi was born in Saitama on 13, Sept 1994. She went to a girl's only school and she was too shy with guys so that she could not even sit next to a male person in train. She did not like to sing in front of people in the primary school but after she watched the animation songs in the Jr. high, she started liking it.

 

Ayaka is known for Doki Doki Pretty Cure, Idol Mater Cinderella Girls  etc.

What is your favorite Ayaka's work? Share with us your view!

Japan fan club proxy / Agency service

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Japan Voice Actor News: Rika Tachibana's second album on sale

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Japan Voice Actor News: Rika Tachibana's second album on sale

Rika TachibanA

Did you attend Rika Tahibana's birthday party event in March, 2018? 

 

Today it was announced that her second album to be released on 29 Aug, 2018.

 

Her live show will be on Tsutaya O-East on 2nd of Sept, 2018. The concert starts at 14:15.

 

The ticket sale starts today 27 May, 2018 only for the Rika Tachibana fan club members.

 

Rika was born in Hiroshima on 27 Feb, 1987 and spent most of her live in Kyoto. She was a physiology master course student when she was discovered by an agency in Shijo street in Kyoto. Later on, she attended A&G academy to be a professional voice actor and graduated it. Anther voice actor, Kaede Yuasa, was her neighbour. Is not it amazing?

 

Rika is known for Sora to Umi no Aida, Kemono Friends  etc.

What is your favorite Rika's work? Share with us your view!

Japan fan club proxy / Agency service

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Japan Voice Actor News: Hisako Kanemoto goes overseas

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Japan Voice Actor News: Hisako Kanemoto goes overseas

Hisako Kanemoto

Hisako Kanemoto announced that she goes overseas for study and plans to come back to Japan in March 2019.

 

Ms. Kanemono was born in Kurashiki city, Okayama. Her birthday is 16th Dec, 1987. She graduated the Art College Kobe majoring in Voice acting. After her graduation she moved to Tokyo.

 

She got the main roles in Sound of the Sky, Squid girl.

 

Hisako is known for Pretty Cure, Sailor Moon Chrystal etc.

What is your favorite Anemono's work? Share with us your view!

Japan fan club proxy / Agency service

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ヨーロッパ市場で成功するには-欧州市場進出支援

EU市場進出支援 All rights reserved by onegai kaeru
EU市場進出支援 All rights reserved by onegai kaeru

ヨーロッパ市場で成功するには-欧州市場進出支援

欧州市場で成功するにはどうしたらよいのでしょうか?

旧東欧圏を除いては、アジアやアフリカのようなダイナミックな発展は望めないのに、何故ヨーロッパ市場は魅力的なのでしょうか?

今回は、弊社で進出を支援してる欧州市場について解説いたします。弊社は、10年以上にわたり、欧州進出のドイツ弁護士事務所の窓口を勤めております。

欧州市場考

欧州を旅すると、電車の中に芸人・音楽隊が飛び込んでくることがあります。ひとつの駅から次の駅までの間に一曲奏でて、次の駅に止まるちょっと前に、紙コップや箱で投げ銭を集めます。これはヨーロッパでは、地下鉄や路面電車でも普通列車でよく見られる光景です。同じ交通機関でも、特急やバスでやらないのは、ほとんどの無銭乗車だからです。

次の駅でおりて、ホームの反対側に来る電車に飛び乗って、また同じように演奏という流れです。これは、聴くか聴かないか選択できる大道芸人とは異なり、「強制的」に聴かされることになります。会話中だったりすると、ありがた迷惑な側面も無きにしも非ずです。

 

さて、なぜ、この話から入るのかというと、演奏後に投げ銭を入れる人が結構いるんです。こういう芸人・音楽隊がくると、乗客の半分ほどは、気にしない振りをして、自分は演奏を聴いてないので、投げ銭をあげないという行為にでるのですが、そういう人の中でも、お金を出す人はいます。コインではなく、札だったりもあります。

街中にいる大道芸人であれば、聴く人は「自分の意思」で参加しているわけで、わかるのですが、勝手に車内やってきて騒いだ人にもお金をあげるのは何故かを考えてみると、一言で表せば、「モノ・サービスに対価を払う土壌と豊かさ」がヨーロッパにはあります。 

無賃乗車で車内で騒ぐことは断罪されるべきことですが、この土壌と豊かさはアジアでは程度はあれこそ、あまり見られません。

 

よく目にする平均給与比較を見ても欧州は日本に比べても断然に高いのです。ただ、むやみに流行を追いかけるようなこともないので、「無駄使い」消費は少ないように思えます。ヨーロッパには、成熟の西欧・北欧、発展を遂げている旧共産圏の東欧など地域によって所得格差もあり、また、昨今、様々な背景を持つ人々がおり、一概には言えなくなってはきていますが、「豊かさ」は広い地域で共有されている価値観ともいえます。

 

安定した欧州市場への進出が注目を集めてきましたが、もっと注目されていくと思われます。

欧州市況

米国がトランプ政権となり、関税について紛争がおこっておりましたが、それが解決に向かっており、EUの全体的市況はよくなっております。

 

2017年は、英国のEU離脱の動きから将来の不透明さを高めていたEUでしたが、先ごろのフランス大統領選挙における当選結果を受け、欧州はEUの先行きにまつわる混乱期を抜け出し、英国抜きのEUのありかたと、成長戦略を固めつつあるように思われます。欧州通貨危機の中では、ヨーロッパ進出をお考えの日系企業や外資系企業から回復はいつかと問われたこともありましたが、通貨危機と離脱リスクによる混乱期は終結に向かっていると考えられます。

 

EUの経済の中心ドイツをみますと、2017年第一四半期で、ドイツ経済は0.6%成長を遂げました。当初の予測を上回る成長となります。

 

昨年度10月には、ドイツは25年ぶりの雇用水準を記録しました。輸出および政府の支出も増大中で、2017年の高い成長を遂げると予測されていたところです。

 

2007年、2008年の金融危機以降、雇用状況は改善しており。2010年以降は毎年改善を続けています。失業率は現在約4%となり、10%を前後するフランス、イタリアの半分であります(参照:ブルームバーグ)。

 

2017年の成長率は1.7%、2018年は1.6%が予想されます。この成長の下支えとなるのは、雇用をベースにした消費と建設、インテグレーション制度等の難民の受け入れによる公共投資が考えられます。難民が欧州全体で社会問題の一因となる一方で、ドイツ政府の余剰資金は、難民の労働力への転化へ投資されることになります。 

 

そして、更なる成長のけん引役は機械や装置の輸出産業です。2016年8月には、6年来最大の成長を遂げました。英国と米国では政治不安が影を落とすものの、選挙においてもアンゲラ・メルケル氏が勝利し、この安定政権のもと、GDPのほぼ半分を輸出で稼ぐドイツでは、更なる成長がのぞめます。

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新興国との差異

東欧のような新興国を除き、100%の話ではありませんが、程度として指標があります。

汚職、賄賂が少ない

トランスパランシー・インターナショナル(ドイツ拠点)が発行する「腐敗認識指数(CPI, corruption perception index)2016年度版」によると、汚職の少ない世界の上位10カ国中、7カ国はヨーロッパの国です。

 

1位 ニュージーランドと同列で、デンマーク

3位 フィンランド

4位 スウェーデン

5位 スイス

6位 ノルウェー

7位 シンガポール

8位 オランダ

9位 カナダ

10位 UK, ルクセンブルク、ドイツ

(日本は20位)

23位 フランス

29位ポルトガル

 

汚職が多い国として、スペイン41位、イタリア60位、ギリシャ69位と東欧諸国(リトアニアが38位、ルーマニア57位)よりも腐敗していると示されています。

 

アジアでは珍しくない汚職、賄賂ですが、西ヨーロッパ(イタリア、ギリシャ、スペインなど一部の国を除く)と北欧ではきわめて少ないです。

 

別の言い方をすれば、「裏技」が少ないといえます。弊社ではお勧めしませんが、新興国で、お役所の処理スピードを速めたりするにも賄賂があるようですが、ヨーロッパ、特に西ヨーロッパ、北欧では、いくらお役所が遅くてもどうしようもない、ということになります。

 

どこの国もにてますが、お役所は遅いです。

 

裏技はなくても、ある目的を達成するためにいくつかの方法が用意されている場合があり、それを知っているかで大きな違いが生まれます。

高い透明性

腐敗認識指数と関連し、欧州はものごとの透明性が保たれています。

 

直接ものをいう気質・文化が影響していると思われますが、お役所などの透明性は高いです。

法令・地域の慣習が強い

あるEU国に進出し、レストランを開かれた企業の話です。ある上部がアパートの建物の一階に居ぬきでレストランをはじめたが、レストランの名前を変えるに当たり、そのアパートの全てのオーナーの合意が必要であった。一部屋ずつアパートの部屋をまわって、合意を取り付けようとしたが、いつも留守。オーナは同国に住んでいないといった理由で、合意が得られなかったので、レストラン名を変えることができなかった。さらに外観を変えるのも外観の規則により無理であった。

事前の入念な調査が必要だった例です。

雇用が守られている

一度正社員になれば、簡単に人を解雇することができません。人の雇用には十分な思慮が必要となります。

欧州進出のステップ

欧州市場進出はどのように進めるべきでしょうか?以下のステップは、まず、1からということでなく、実務上、全てを同時に進めます。

 

1.調査

入念なマーティング(市場の調査、競合調査)は必須です(展示会に出てみるなど)

同時に売ろうとするサービス・モノが規制にかからないか等の法令面からの調査 

何をするにせよここから始まります。

 

2.サービス・モノの選定・開発

既存のサービス・モノで、どれを売り出すのか、欧州市場に対応しどこを修正するか、新しい製品開発の必要可否。特許、商標など産業財産権の検討も含まれます。

 

3.売り方の検討

オンラインでの売り方(大手のサイトかオリジナルサイトか、それ以外か)

実店舗(場所、申請、許可など)

卸先の掘り出し・調査

 

4.上記のために必要なアクション

法人設立の要否

産業財産権の出願

許認可の申請

業界で必要な承認の取得

 

<<欧州での法人登記、特許・商標・実用新案出願、オンラインショップの構築・運営代行、マーケティングならご相談を>>

 

ドイツからEU市場へ進出

どこからEU市場に参入するかの選択肢として、以前は英国からが主流でした。物価は高いですが、英語圏であり、日本からの直行便もありました。しかし、英国がEU離脱を表明してからは、EUのハブとしての英国の時代は終わりを告げようとしています。

 

そして、つぎの注目はドイツになってきています。

 

日本企業といえば、デュッセルドルフが有名でしたが、最近は、それ以外の都市への進出案件が増えております。日本人の経営するヘアサロンが北ドイツハンブルクにあり、おしゃれなラーメン屋さんやお寿司屋さんは、ベルリンでも見かけるようなっております。 

 

ヨーロッパは、近年では旧共産圏であった東欧の発展が目覚しく、その安定した経済基盤、技術基盤、法制基盤は、アメリカに引けをたらない世界でもまれに見る巨大経済圏を形成しております。

 

ヨーロッパというと、日常目に付く有名ブランドが多いフランス、イタリア、イギリスを思い浮かべる方もいらっしゃると思いますが、欧州における最大の経済大国であるドイツは常に経済の中心であります。EU諸国で、ドイツの印象を聞いても、EUの経済基盤をなす国であることは間違い印象です。

 

最近では、(特にオンライン系の)世界中のスタートアップがベルリンに拠点を構え、ヨーロッパ一の起業家拠点となりました。

 

中国においても、東南アジアにおいてもヨーロッパブランド(特にドイツ)の強さは健在であり、これらの市場にて欧州企業さらに成長をし続けております。ここ数年で、中国企業によるドイツ企業の買収も増えました。

 

このように、世界をリードする技術大国、消費大国であり、欧州全土への堅固な物流網を有するドイツに進出し、そこを拠点として欧州市場を統括する企業は多いのです。

 

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ドイツ市場進出で成功するには-ドイツ法令の注意点

ドイツ市場進出で成功するには-ドイツ法令の注意点

GmbHの設立方法、所要時間、清算の仕方など、ドイツ事業展開にかかわる法律のチェックポイントについて記述します。 

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ドイツ事業展開に係る法律チェックポイントは?

今回は、弊社が日本の窓口を担当するドイツ弁護士事務所と共に、ドイツへの事業展開における法律事項について概括いたします。

会社を設立する

会社法

ドイツ法令には、異なる設立必要条件及び責任の様々な企業形態がございます。

 

海外投資家は、自身の企図する事業運営に従って、企業形態を慎重に決定することが必要です。最も多い場合として、海外投資家は、代理事務所、支社又は有限会社(GmbH)の形態をとります。GmbHについては、有限責任により、出資者のリスクが制限されるほか、日本で言う株式会社のような、信頼性もあります。

 

さてGmbHをどのように設立するのでしょうか?所要時間など以下説明します。

GmbH

設立までのスピード:3-4ヶ月(銀行の口座開設、当局とのやり取りがスムーズであれば、さらに早く行えます)

 

最低資本金:25000ユーロです。(但し、いつくかの条件を満たしますと、当該資本金は登記に際し全額支払う必要はございません。事業開始から段階的に会社の売上を積み立てていくことが可能)

 

簡単なステップ

1.設立登記に必要な書類を準備し、日本で公証手続き

2.ドイツでドイツの公証人に定款を公証手続き

3.GmbHの代表取締役がドイツで銀行口座開設

4.裁判所へ届出(後、公示)

5.現地市役所へ届出、労働局、税務署、保険申請など、その他諸手続き(以下、事業登録を参照)

 

となります。

事業登録

事業運営の開始の前に、企業は管轄の事業担当局(Gewerbeamt)にて事業登録を完了し、そして、事業資格(Gewerbeschein)を取得しなくてはなりません。税制の為、企業は又管轄の税務担当局(Finanzamt)に彼らの事業運営について告知し、そして、税番号(tax number)を取得することが必要とされます。前記を遵守しないことは課徴金(通常は約1000ユーロ)が課されます。銀行、保険、ヘルスケア等の様な一定の事業につきましては、特別な資格及び政府の許可が必要になり、そして、海外からの投資は制限の対象になり得ます。

債権・代金回収

企業活動をする上で、債権回収はもっとも重要なことではないでしょうか?

 

下で記述しますが、ドイツでも多くの企業が倒産しています。

 

これは、海外の債権者には大きな脅威です。

 

弊経験によりますと、ドイツ破産手続きを知らないことで多くの海外の債権者、特にヨーロッパ以外からの債権者は、破産財産を要求する分配手続きに適時及び適切に参加できなかった場合を見てきました。

 

常日頃から、「もし取引先が倒産した場合」を想定し、慎重に準備・用意された契約(例:所有権留置の使用)及び早期の債権回収作業により、取引開始以前から破産リスクを想定し、低減する必要があります。

ドイツで会社をたたむ

解散・清算

どこの国も同様ですが、設立される会社があれば、経済状況の変化など様々な理由で解散する会社も多々あります。毎年、数万のドイツ企業が破産申請を申し立ております。

 

解散

ドイツでは、基本的に、会社が支払い能力ありとみなされれば(つまり、債務がなければ)、自主的に会社を解散することができます。例えば、運営が不可能になった場合、一人で会社を運営し、退職する場合などが当てはまります。

必要以上の時間と費用をかけないため、踏むべきステップがあります。例えば、株主総会により、75%以上の株主の合意や、全ての資産が売却され、債務が履行することが必要です。

 

清算

解散より、時間も費用もかかる方法ですが、解散ができない場合に必要なステップです。

ドイツ、EU市場進出支援 All rights reserved by onegai kaeru
ドイツ、EU市場進出支援 All rights reserved by onegai kaeru

ドイツで事業をするにあたり関わってくる法令

GDPR

2016年からGDPRという話題が欧州で出始めました。

 

これはGeneral Data Protection Regulationの略称であり、「EU一般データ保護規制」と訳されます。

これはEUの全ての個人の情報の保護及びプライバシーの保護に関するEUの法令となります。これにより、市民とEU居住者が個人データのコントロールを取り戻すことを目的とします。

 

この法令は2018年5月25日に発効します。

 

巨大なデータベースに顧客情報を有する航空会社から、ポイントカードを導入した町のピザ屋さんまで、個人情報を扱うEU内外の事業主に適用されます。つまり日本にある企業でも、EUにいる個人情報を有していれば、適用されます。

外資規制

一般的には、ドイツにおける海外投資には制約又は行政コントロールはありません(例外については、下の「事業登録」を参照)。法律の下では、海外投資家、外資系企業は、ドイツ人投資家、国内企業と同じように取り扱われます。但し、ドイツ、ひいては、欧州全土にて、事業運営を効率的且つ合法的に遂行する為には、外国投資家、外国企業は第一歩であるドイツ法に基づく一定の規則に注意をすべきでしょう。最も重要だと思われますものは以下です。

反トラスト規制

ドイツ連邦カルテル局(Bundeskartellamt)は独占的地位の成立を監視しています。対象当事者の個別又は合せた売り上げが競争制限禁止法(GWB)に規定される枠を超える場合、合併及び吸収はドイツ連邦カルテル局への申請の対象となります。ヨーロッパ全体では、欧州委員会が執行する欧州連合競争法があります。

EU規則

ドイツは、EU加盟国として、数多くのEU規則及び指令が直接的又は間接的に時折ドイツ法に影響を与えることもございます。反トラスト、労働、製品表示、知的財産権等の分野のこれらの規則又は指令は外国投資に関連します。

知的財産

御社が欧州に進出する際すでに同じ名前の会社があった、御社の商品のコピーを発見した場合にはどうすればよいでしょうか。例えば、進出計画に平行して必要な商標、特許をとっていく必要がございます。共同体商標及び国内商標は独立且つ同時的に存在します。即ち、企業様はEU加盟国のそれぞれにおいて各々商標を登録し、そして、同時に、その商標を全てのEU加盟国にて有効な共同体商標として登録することが出来ます。国内商標の有効性はそれと対応する共同体商標の有効性に影響しませんし、その逆も同様です。

 

例として、もし、ある企業が会社・製品ロゴを共同体商標及び国内商標両方として登録した場合、もし、ドイツ商標が取り消された場合でも、共同体商標によってドイツの商標保護の“隙間”は補完されます。同時に、もし、共同体商標が取り消された場合、ドイツにおける商標保護は依然継続します。その様な、重要な商標の保護を強化する為、二重の保護が事業活動の重要な分野において思慮され得るでしょう。

ドイツからEU市場へ進出

今回は、ドイツ進出にかかわる法令について概括してみました。

 

日本企業といえば、デュッセルドルフが有名でした。今でも日系企業のドイツ法人といえば、デュッセルドルフが多いのではないでしょうか?長年、デュッセルドルフの政府は、日本企業(最近では中国、韓国も)への許認可関係の優遇措置をとっており、これが同都市に日本企業の多い大きな理由の一つとなっています。

 

但し、最近は、それ以外の都市への進出案件が増えております。

 

メーカーさんは、工場のある地方に法人を登記されることもあります。何もないような地方都市への案件もございました。ドイツは、地方都市でも、きれいな町並みがあり、環境が整っているので、住みやすいです。

 

また後述しますが、スタートアップならベルリンがお勧めです。

 

デュッセルドルフは日本のお祭りや日本人コミュニティーも大きく、日本食も豊富で住み麻酔ところですが、それ以外の都市においても、日本人の経営するおしゃれなヘアサロンが北ドイツハンブルクにあり、おしゃれなラーメン屋さんやお寿司屋さんは、ベルリンでも見かけるようなっております。 

 

英国のEU離脱の動きから将来の不透明さを高めていたEUでしたが、先日のフランス大統領選挙における当選結果を受け、欧州はEUの先行きにまつわる混乱期を抜け出し、英国抜きのEUのありかたと、成長戦略を固めつつあるように思われます。欧州通貨危機の中では、ヨーロッパ進出をお考えの日系企業や外資系企業から回復はいつかと問われたこともありましたが、通貨危機と離脱リスクによる混乱期は終結に向かっていると考えられます。

 

ヨーロッパは、近年では旧共産圏であった東欧の発展が目覚しく、その安定した経済基盤、技術基盤、法制基盤は、アメリカに引けをたらない世界でもまれに見る巨大経済圏を形成しております。

 

ヨーロッパというと、日常目に付く有名ブランドが多いフランス、イタリア、イギリスを思い浮かべる方もいらっしゃると思いますが、欧州における最大の経済大国であるドイツは常に経済の中心であります。EU諸国で、ドイツの印象を聞いても、EUの経済基盤をなす国であることは間違い印象です。

 

最近では、(特にオンライン系の)世界中のスタートアップがベルリンに拠点を構え、ヨーロッパ一の起業家拠点となりました。欧州におけるシリコンバレーのようなところになりつつあり、多彩な人材があつまり始めております。もし、スタートアップであれば、ベルリンが一押しです。

 

中国においても、東南アジアにおいてもヨーロッパブランド(特にドイツ)の強さは健在であり、これらの市場にて欧州企業さらに成長をし続けております。ここ数年で、中国企業によるドイツ企業の買収も増えました。

 

このように、世界をリードする技術大国、消費大国であり、欧州全土への堅固な物流網を有するドイツに進出し、そこを拠点として欧州市場を統括する企業は多いのです。

 

ドイツ、ヨーロッパ進出支援なら弊社にご相談を。

 

展示会市場の60%以上を占めるドイツ、そのドイツを代表する国際的な展示会とは?

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ドイツ進出の最重要項目

少し前に、ドイツ連邦政府系の機関と話す機会がありました。

 

こちらはドイツへの進出を促進している組織なのですが、ドイツ人の雇用の拡大とドイツ経済への貢献が最重要項目とのこと。進出する企業の利益が最大目的でないところに「?」と感じました。お役所系なのでもちろんこれらは大切なのはわかるのですが、ドイツへ進出する企業にとっては、これらは重要項目ではあれど最大の目的ではないのではと考えます。ケースにより変わりますが、多くの進出企業は、ドイツ市場で受け入れられる製品、サービス見つけ、提供することで、企業の利益を最大にすることが最重要の目的になるのではないでしょうか?このために弊社は支援します。

 

ドイツ市場進出に重要な影響力のある展示会・見本市の紹介、展示面積、規模、スケール、業界での評判など説明します。

 

このリストに入っている展示会に出展すれば、ドイツ市場を狙えることは確実ではないでしょうか?重工業はもとより、ハイテク、旅行業、医療、オンライン・ゲーム事業でも世界的な展示会では、ドイツが中心です。アジアで行われる展示会もドイツの展示会企業がうらにいたりします。世界の6割以上の展示会市場は、ドイツに占められています。

 

コストも時間もかかる海外展示会ですので、影響力の高い展示会へ出展するのが効果的です。ドイツの展示会の出展料は、米国同様きわめて高額になります。結果が伴うとも限りません。それなりの覚悟が必要となります。

 

<<海外展示会なら弊社に。弊社は、海外の展示会のブース設計、装飾、設営、運営してきました。販促品、POP、SPの企画・制作も行っております。>>

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ドイツの展示会出展の心構え

ドイツの若者はフランクですが、年齢が上の方はその国の「固い」イメージ通りですが、ドイツは格式や儀礼を重んじる側面があります。

 

海外慣れしている人が多いので、大きな問題にはなりませんが、頭の片隅に入れておくべきでしょう。名刺を見ると博士号「Dr. 」、教授「prof.」を意味する肩書きがあった場合は注意しています。ドイツでは、基本的には、博士号を二つ三つ持っている人の肩書きは「Dr. Dr. Dr.」とその数だけ、続けて書きます。その上教授であたりもすれば、「Dr. Dr. Dr. prof.」となります。敬意を払い、[Ms. Mr.]でなく、[Dr.]とつけて、呼ぶのもよいでしょう。

 

ドイツの展示会は、大規模かつ重要性が高いので、来場者(バイヤー)は、意思決定のできる職位(大手で部長クラス、中小であれば社長など)がきます。誰がバイヤーかを見極めたら、具体的な商談ができる準備が必要です。

 

問答集を作成し、できれば何度か社内でロールプレイングをしておくことをお勧めします。そして、フォローアップでさらなる案件につなげます。

 

来場者は、英語ができる人を会場に派遣しますが、万が一のため、ドイツ語が話せる人は一人いるとよいでしょう。また、パンフレットは、できれば、英語に加え、ドイツ語もあると尚可です。

 

展示会を成功に導くコツについては別に記述していますのでご参照ください。

 

では、ドイツの展示会をご紹介します。

展示会場でもドイツは世界トップ

展示会市場では、展示面積でも知名度でもドイツ勢が有力です(<<世界の展示会場トップリスト>>)。ヨーロッパ進出の試金石になるだけでなく、海外進出の基本的な一歩と位置付けられています。

 

展示会場の大きさだけ見ても、日本の展示場ですと、東京ビックサイトが最も大きく約80000㎡で、幕張メッセが約70000㎡ですので、世界ランキングでは、70位近くに位置します。

 

展示会場の広さは、それだけの出展者と来場者を抱えることができるという視点より、それだけの出展者と来場者を集めるだけの業界での重要度・集客力・魅力があることを意味します。

 

有楽町の東京国際フォーラムは、その最も大きな展示スペースのホールEで、5000㎡となっています。世界1位の規模を誇るドイツの建設・建機の展示会・見本市のBaumaの100分の1以下となります。

 

ビッグサイトの展示会でも1日がかりで回りますが、ドイツの大きな展示会の場合は、それ以上に効率よく回ることになります。近年中国の展示会場の大きさも群を抜いてきましたので、ドイツと中国は展示会場の広さで世界のトップといえるでしょう。

ドイツ展示会リスト

International Motor Show Germany

展示会名: International Motor Show Germany

展示面積 (㎡):  ハノーファー 270,000m2

カテゴリー: 自動車関連、バイク関連

開催期間:

開催の月は9月で、奇数の年はフランクフルトにて、乗用車の展示会(1989年以降は、ほぼ毎回90万人以上の訪問)

偶数の年はハノーファーにて商用車の展示会(1992年以降はほぼ毎回25万人以上の訪問) 

場所: ドイツ、フランクフルト、ハノーファー

ウェブサイト : https://www.iaa.de/en/

展示会の様子

主催はドイツ自動車協会VDA。俗にIAAと呼ばれ、1897年からの長い歴史を有します。

1897年は、ベルリンのブリストルホテルで行われ、展示車は8台だったといわれています。

bauma

Bauma 世界最大の展示会
Bauma 世界最大の展示会

展示会名: Bauma

展示面積 (㎡): 583,000

カテゴリー: 建機、建設

開催期間: 2019  4月8-14日 3年に一度 毎回40-50万人の訪問

場所: ドイツ、ミュンヘン

ウェブサイト : www.bauma.de

展示会の様子

1954年から開催。

展示面積で世界第一。Intermat(フランス)、Conexpo(アメリカ合衆国)と三大建機展を構成する。展示国の多さは、毎回ドイツ1200社以上、イタリア400社弱、アメリカ100社以上。中国勢の展示も目立ってきています。

日本からは、コマツ日立建機コベルコ建機ヤンマー北越工業など大手は常連。

中国では、Bauma Chinaが年二回上海にて開催されています。

Ambiente

大きな展示会・見本市は、建設や農業が多いですが、大衆消費財ではこちらが最大です。

展示会名: Ambiente

展示面積  (㎡): 318800

カテゴリー:  生活用品、大衆消費財

開催期間:2018年2月9日ー13日

場所 : ドイツ フランクフルト

ウェブサイト: www.ambiente.messefrankfurt.com

Anuga

展示会名: Anuga

展示面積  (㎡): 287000

カテゴリー : 食品と飲料

開催期間 :  2017年10月7日ー11日

場所: ドイツ コロン

ウェブサイト : http://www.anuga.de/

CeBIT

展示会名: CeBIT

展示面積  (㎡): 281900

カテゴリー : IT及びコミュニケーション技術

開催期間 : 2018年 6月11日ー15日

場所 : ドイツ ハノーファー

ウェブサイト : www.cebit.de

 

CEBITは、何度かお手伝いさせてもらってますが、数年前から日本の企業の出展が減りました。その代わり中華系の企業の台頭が目立ちます。

会場でのプロトタイプの盗難などには十分お気をつけ下さい。

Gamescom

展示会名: Gamesom

展示面積  (㎡): 63661m2

カテゴリー : エンタメ技術、ゲーム、ハードウェア

開催期間 : 毎年8月 (2018年8月21-25)

場所 : ドイツ コロン

ウェブサイト : www.gamescom-cologne.com/gamescom/index-9.php

861の出展者 34万人以上の来場者 

会場でのプロトタイプの盗難などには十分お気をつけ下さい。

boot Düsseldorf

展示会名: Boot Duesseldorf (Duesseldorf International Boat Show)

展示面積  (㎡): 94189m2

カテゴリー : ボート、ジェットスキー、カヤックなど船舶、マリーンスポーツ全般

開催期間 : 毎年1月

場所 : ドイツ デュッセルドルフ

ウェブサイト : www.boat-duesseldorf.com

1833の出展者 24万人以上の来場者 

会場でのプロトタイプの盗難などには十分お気をつけ下さい。

IGW Berlin

展示会名: IGW Berlin (International Green Week Berlin)

展示面積  (㎡): 42947

カテゴリー : 食品、農業、園芸

開催期間 : 毎年1月 (2019年1月18-27、2020年1月17-26)

場所 : ドイツ ベルリン

ウェブサイト : www.gruenewoche.de/en/

1926年から行われる展示会。

1550の出展者、36万人以上の来場者

 

Automechanika

展示会名: Automechanika

展示面積  (㎡): 174962

カテゴリー : 自動車技術

開催期間 : 2016年9月13日ー17日

場所 : ドイツ フランクフルト

ウェブサイト : https://automechanika.messefrankfurt.com/global/en.html

76カ国4843の出展者。13万人以上が訪問(2016年データ)

17の展示会をUS、中国、ブラジル、中東地域を含む15カ国で開催している。

MEDICA

展示会名: MEDICA

展示面積 (㎡): 275000

カテゴリー : 医薬

開催期間 : 2017年11月13日ー16日

場所 : ドイツ デュッセルドルフ

ウェブサイト: https://www.medica-tradefair.com/

Hannover Messe

展示会名: Hannover Messe

展示面積  (㎡): 269800

カテゴリー: 工業系自動化、エネルギー、工業系製品など 6500以上の出展

開催期間 : 2018年4月23日ー27日

場所 : ドイツ ハノーファー

ウェブサイト : http://www.hannovermesse.de/home

K

K plastics and rubber exhibition
K plastics and rubber exhibition

展示会名: K

展示面積 (㎡): 256976  来訪者: 232000人 (2016)

カテゴリー : プラスチック及びゴム製品

開催期間: 2019年10月16日ー23日

場所: ドイツ デュッセルドルフ

ウェブサイト: http://www.k-online.de/

Nuremberg International Toy Fair

展示会名: Nuremberg International Toy Fair

来訪者数 : 80,000

カテゴリー : おもちゃとゲーム

開催期間: 2018年 1月31日-2月4日

場所: ドイツ ニュルンベルク

ウェブサイト: www.spielwarenmesse.de/

おもちゃの展示会ならこちらです。

ゲーム、アプリ、オンライン事業、おもちゃ事業の海外展開のための展示会を紹介します。

東京ゲームショウは入場者数でも注目度でもゲーム業界ではナンバーワンです。

但し、積極的な海外展開のためには、海外の展示会は見逃せません。

ハイテク、電化製品、家電関連

世界最大のハイテク、電化製品の展示会といえばCeBIT(ドイツ), CES(アメリカ)そして Computex(台湾)です。

CEBIT

Source: CeBIT, wikipedia

展示会名: CeBIT

展示面積  (㎡): 281,900m2

訪問者:約330000

カテゴリー : IT及びコミュニケーション技術

開催期間 : 2018年 6月11日ー15日

場所 : ドイツ ハノーファー

ウェブサイト : www.cebit.de

 

1970年に初開催。1999年からはDeutsche Messe AGが主催。最高で85万人が来訪した時期も。展示面積でも来訪者数でも世界一位のハイテク、電化製品展示会。

 

CeBITは中国の上海、オーストラリアのシドニー、トルコのイスタンブール、インドのバンガロール、メキシコ(BITS Mexicoの名称)でも開催されています。

 

CeBITは、何度もお手伝いさせてもらってますが、数年前から日本の企業の出展が減りました。その代わり中華系の企業の台頭が目立ちます。

盗難にはくれぐれも注意を。

包装など

IFA

展示会名: IFA

展示面積  (㎡): na

カテゴリー : 家電

開催期間 : 毎年9月 (2018年8月31ー9月5日)

場所 : ドイツ ベルリン

ウェブサイト : https://b2b.ifa-berlin.com/

世界120カ国から1645の出展者、14万人以上の来場者(2015年データ)

1924年から始まるドイツでも歴史のあるCESに並ぶ世界最大規模の見本市

interpack

展示会名: Interpack

展示面積  (㎡): 174369m2

カテゴリー : 包装など

開催期間 : 毎3年5月 (2020年5月7-13)

場所 : ドイツ デュッセルドルフ

ウェブサイト : www.interpack.com

2670の出展者、17万人以上の来場者

観光関連展示会

海外で事業展開されている宿泊業や日本へのインバウンド事業、観光業で注目の展示会です。

ITB Berlin

展示会名 : ITB Berlin

展示面積 (㎡): 160000 (来訪者数 visitor)149,776

カテゴリー :観光関連

開催期間:2018年 3月7日ー11日

場所:ドイツ ベルリン

ウェブサイト : http://www.itb-berlin.de/en/

ドイツの展示会・見本市出展トータルサービスなら弊社

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Obituary: Hideki Saijo

Obituary: Obituary: Hideki Saijo passed away on 16th of May, 2018

Hideki Saijo

A big star singer from Showa era flew to the heaven.

 

Hideki Saijo (西城 秀樹, Tatsuo Kimoto as his real name) well known for "Young Man" song based on the song with the same name by Village People from the US passed away on 16th of May, 2018.

 

In Showa time, he was one of the three big stars with Hiromi Go and Goro Noguchi.

 

He was 63 years old.

What is your favorite Hideki Saijo's work? Share with us your view!

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Obituary: Yoshihiro Kuroiwa of Zenki

Obituary: Yoshihiro Kuroiwa of Zenki passed away on 8th of May, 2018

Yoshihiro Kuroiwa

Yoshihiro Kuroiwa well known for Zenki (鬼神童子ZENKI 1992-1996 on Monthly Jump by Shueisha) passed away on 8th of May, 2018 as his wife announced on 16 May, 2018.

 

Born in Nagano, he started off as an assistant to Masakazu Katsura (known for Wing Man, Video Girl Ai, Tiger & Bunny).

 

He was 55 years old.

What is your favorite Kuroiwa's work? Share with us your view!

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Farewell speech for Isao Takahata by Hayao Miyazaki - Full English translation on 15 May 2018

Farewell speech for Isao Takahata by Hayao Miyazaki - Full English translation on 15 May 2018.

This brochure given to all people coming to the farewell event for Isao Takahata
This brochure given to all people coming to the farewell event for Isao Takahata

The great movie director and producer, Isao Takahata, passed away on 5th of April, 2018.

 

Today (15th of May, 2018) we were at the farewell event at Mitaka Ghibli museum in Tokyo.

 

Isao Takahata would not remember but we met him twice in person. The first time at the Ghibli museum in 2010 and the second time in a train (we forgot when). At the Ghibli museum, even though we were just strangers to him, he kindly took the photo with us. At the second time we saw him in the train. We still remember that he was surrounded by his family members and seemed to be having a great time.

 

We all cried watching his movie, Grave of the fireflies, we all laughed watching Pom Poko. The tale of Princess Kaguya and Only Yesterday were also great to watch. And there were so many animations he worked on such as Heidi, Marco, Lupin the Third. He produced the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Laputa: the Castle in the Sky. We all grew up with, and even when we became adult we still enjoy, all of these works of his.

 

At the ceremony there was a short documentary about his life. On that documentary there was one scene where his co-worker said "Mr. Takahata insisted 'humans should have wrinkles (even in animation) ' but Mr. Miyazaki insisted 'humans in animation do not need wrinkles' ". Ever watched Only Yesterday and saw how people laugh in that animation? Full of wrinkles as we all have in real ;) This episode shows how Mr. Takahata approached the animation production.

 

In the morning part of the ceremony (before the public visit), his long term partner, Hayao Miyazaki gave a farewell speech. We are not a professional translator but we felt we must translate his words and spread to the world. This way, the whole world will remember him as one of the greatest animators in the world and as the person who built Studio Ghibli with Mr. Miyazaki. This is what we tried to give back a tiny bit of the kindness and the wonderful world Mr. Takahata showed to us.

Interview to Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki on Only Yesterday. So young (the interviewer is Mr. Haruo Mizuo)!

Hayao Miyazaki's farewell speech to Isao Takahata (or Paku-san as called by Mr. Miyazaki)

Here is the Hayao Miyazaki's farewell speech to Isao Takahata (or Paku-san as called by Mr. Miyazaki). Sorry for the rough translation and possible misspells.

Farewell speech by Hayao Miyazaki - Fully Translated into English -

Not sure why he was nicknamed "Paku-san" really but he was not a morning person. As we started working for Toei Animation, he always came to our office almost late. (In the morning people saw) he often gobble some bread after putting his time card (into a punch machine ) and drink water directly from the tap. The sound he made by eating the bread which is in a Japanese onomatopoeia "paku paku" is rumored to be the reason of his nickname.

 

It is not an (official) memorial message but today I will read what I wrote.

 

I thought "the" Paku-san would live until 95 years old. "That" Paku-san passed away. This made me feel that I have not much time left.

 

9 years ago our medical doctor called me and told me "if you are his friend, you must tell Mr. Takahata to stop smoking.". His voice was serious and even scary. Because the doctor was so serious I and Mr. Suzuki (Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki ) got him to sit together over a table. It was the first time that I talked to him in that serious manner. "Please stop smoking, Paku-san", said I. "To continue your job, please stop (smoking)", said Mr. Suzuki. I expected him to come up with numerous excuses and counter arguments but he simply said "thank you and I will stop smoking." and nodded. And Paku-san really quit cigarette. I deliberately smoked near him (to test his determination). He said "Nice smell but I do not feel like smoking at all". He got me! That convinced me even more that he was destined to live till 95 years old. 

 

In 1963 when Paku-san was 27 years old and I, 22, we met for the first time. I still remember very well the day we talked for the first time.  In dusk at a bus stop I was waiting for my bus to Nerima. There came a young man walking towards me on the road still partially wet after the rain. "I heard that you are gonna visit Mr. Takuo Segawa." said he. He looked gentle and smart. That was the moment I met Isao Takahata later as known as Paku-san. I wonder why I can remember so clearly; even it was 55 years ago, the memory (of that day) is still vivid. I can still see his face as he was at that time.

 

I met Paku-san again after I was pushed to be an executive member of the labor's union of Toei Animation. Paku-san was the vice chairman ( of that union). Under the pressure, my hard days started. I wanted to almost throw up under that heavy pressure. Despite of that (hardship), I slept over in the labor's union office (which was a kinda shack). And I and Paku-san talked a lot as if there would be no tomorrow... on so many kind of things, esp on our jobs.

We were not satisfied with our jobs (that time). We wanted to do a job further from and deeper than what we were doing then and something we could be proud of. (We talked about) what we should create. Paku-san's knowledge was so great and broad. I felt so happy that I could meet a wonderful person like him.

 

The production ( of " The Great Adventure of Horus, Prince of the Sun " as Takahata worked as its screen writer) did not proceed well. The staff were not familiar with (Takahata's) new style. The work progress was so slow that the project became an headache to the entire company. Paku-san was an incredible persistent guy. Even as the company's top management tried to change his direction with, sometimes, threats and, sometimes, begging, he did not change. I just by myself worked over weekends with no AC in the summer drawing the sketches for the background pictures on the big sheets of paper. The agreement with the labor's union did not allow the work on weekends but I did not care. It was so simple. I just did not punch the time card for the weekend work.

 

After I watched the first version (test view of the Great Adventure of Horus) I could not move. It was not that I was moved but I was totally taken by the surprise. I was aware of the dispute over the scene of "Mayoi no Mori /the Enchanted forest" as to if it should have been edited out or not. Paku-san negotiated with the company board patiently and he had no choice but had to agree on the number of the animation slide and the number of the work day to the deadline. Of course, he could not keep the agreement. More slides and more days cost. Every time he broke the agreement, he had to write the apologetic letter (to the company). I wonder how many (apologetic) letters he had to write. I was also fully tied up with my own job and I could not help him in that tough fight. 

 

I watched the scene with Hilda in the Enchanted forest at the first version test view. The overwhelming expression and the pictures! And so much love! I came to understand for the first time that this was what Paku-san wanted to create. He completed the work. (Then ) it was in year 2000, 30 years after the release (of that film), that Paku-san suggested having a gathering inviting the film people. From the person in charge (of the Great Adventure of Horus), the board members, the managers who were pressed between the people on the work field and the company top members in that company (Toei Animation), production manager, illustration staff, the females who worked on the background and colouring to the staff in film-shooting, recording and editing, so many people came. The film was not financially successful but nobody cared about it any longer.

 

Paku-san, we lived so fully that time. The way Paku-san lived was exactly how we lived. Thank you, Paku-san. I will never forget about you, Paku-san, who talked to me at the bus stop after the rain.

 

The END of the speech 

( Note: sorry if our translation was not 100% correct! We tried our best. Please let us know for misspelling and so. )

"いのちの記憶/Inochi no Kioku - a memory of life" a theme song  by Kazumi Nikaido from the tale of Princess Kaguya. One of Takahata's favourite song. She sang the song at the farewell event.

 

And the lyrics was printed on the back of the brochure from the event.

The lyrics of "a memory of life" was printed on the back of the brochure from the event.
The lyrics of "a memory of life" was printed on the back of the brochure from the event.
Great weather on the farewell event  (Inokashira park near the Ghibli museum)
Great weather on the farewell event (Inokashira park near the Ghibli museum)

Isao Takahata forever

What is your favorite Isao Takahata's film? Share with us your view!

 

Thank you for all!

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Real Japan Tourist Information - Legionella, Food poisoning, etc.

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Real Japan Tourist Information - Legionella, Food poisoning

Legionella incident sometimes happens in spas and swimming pools in Japan source: wikipedia
Legionella incident sometimes happens in spas and swimming pools in Japan source: wikipedia

We are the big promoter for Japan tourism. We introduce great destinations in Japan. Nobody pay us to do so. Our priority is that the tourists from overseas have the great time here in Japan.

 

And we think our new section will be another important information source for you. We share the negative but useful information with you about Japan!

Why we start this?

The other day we were touring Tokyo with some friends from overseas. 

 

At one Tenpura restaurant (we would not name it for its dignity) we were asked if we need an English menu and we said yes for our friends. 

 

The staff handed out the English menu. Then, we felt a bit strange to find out that there were only expensive dishes (over 25USD) on the English menu, whereas 8-9USD dishes in Japanese menu. It is not that the restaurant tries to overcharge for the same dish and we are sure it is not that the restaurant intends to only show the expensive menu to foreign tourists. As the place had many types of dishes (some seasonal, some time sensitive), certainly it will be costly to create English menu for all. The foods there were anyway great.

 

 

But putting our feet in our friends' shoes, we felt obliged to fill the information gap such as this. We wanted to start from some serious cases.

Legionella incident sometimes happens in spas and swimming pools in Japan source: wikipedia
Legionella incident sometimes happens in spas and swimming pools in Japan source: wikipedia

Please understand!

What we are trying here is only to fill the information gap between the local and the foreign visitor to Japan.

 

Please note that WE have NO intention whatsoever to harm the reputation of these venues here. We only think it is fair to share the important news with anybody concerned. 

 

It is exactly the same that if we go to a foreign country where we have no local knowledge at all and when we need to eat, we will be very happy if we can know the place we are about to enter for dinner had a bad food poisoning issue recently. This impacts our decision! 

 

Some incidents may not be the fault of the operators and also even though being in this list above this does not mean the venue is bad. For the information source, we only source from the public news paper with the valid link (as of the day of listing). We do not put the links of the venues with the incidents (and it is not strange the venue changes its name after the incident in Japan) because it is not easy to say who is wrong 100%. It is usually good to give a second chance.

 

First we start legionella case and food poisoning case which we are relevant as we go to a public bath/hot spring and eat out a lot. 

 

If you want us to feature any item topic, please let us know. 

Legionella Case

Often happens with the water. It is inevitable for a country like Japan full of hot spring fans to face the risk of legionella and other diseases transmitted in the public baths such as fungus. There are strict regulations on these so mostly under control but...this still happens. 

In Japan's rainy season (June-July) the incident number increases. 

 

In 2017 Anaheim Disney land in the US also had to close its water cooling systems due to legionella bacteria. A famous hotel in Casino area of Macau, Parisian Macau, also had the case in 2017. Not easy to prevent...

Venue with the incident When happened News source
Sa Raku, Kagoshima 2018 May 5 MBC South Japan broadcast  
Ogikubo Onsen AinoYama no Yu, Gunma 2018 April 14 Sankei news
Yasato Onsen Yuri no Sato, Ibaraki 2018 April 4 Tokyo news
Kitsuki city Yamaga Onsen Center, Oita 2018 March  Kitsuki city
Houjo En, Ehime 2018 Jan 31 Matsuyama city
Yunohama Onsen Kamiku koshuyokujo, Yamagata 2017 Dec Kahoku news
Yunohama Onsen Shimoku koshuyokujo, Yamagata 2017 Dec Kahoku news
Wako city Akushisu, Saitama 2017 Dec 8 Saitama news
Furusato Onsen Yuashisu, Akita 2017 July 13 Akita Sakigake news
Tashiro Onsen Yuppura, Akita 2017 June 16 Kahoku news
Seibu Chichibu eki mae Matsuri no Yu, Saitama 2017 May 8 Seibu leisure company press
Hondani Onsen kan, Ehime 2017 April 29 Suirikyo press
Miharashi Onsen, Hiroshima 2017 March 17 Sankei West
Petite Hotel Beeken 2016 Aug 12 Joetsu journal
Clean Spa Ichikawa, Chiba 2015 March 6 Chiba News

Food poisoning Case

Food poisoning incident sometimes happens in Japan source: wikipedia
Food poisoning incident sometimes happens in Japan source: wikipedia

Like the legionella case, under the strict hygiene regulation we are almost certain about the probability rate to have food poisoning in Japan is lower than many other countries. It still happens in Japan. During the summer season July till Sept where the temperature is high and so wet, food poisoning case increases in Japan.

 

Cases include Norovirus, O157, salmonella etc.

 

If you feel strange about what you eat, you better ask the staff. 

Venue with the incident When happened News source
Aoi Cafe Izumi, Nagoya 2018 May 22 Chukyo TV
Tanaka, Chichibu, Saitama 2018 May 11 Saitama News
Spa Resorts Hawaiians, Fukushima  2018 May 5 TBS news
Royal Hotel Nasu, Tochigi 2018 April 30 Mainichi news
Taiheikaku, Gifu 2018 April 29 Chunichi news
Kominka Cafe Sora, Shiga 2018 April 26 Mainichi news
Odaya, Fukui 2018 April 25 Mainichi news
Kouriyama Kuwano Sumibiyaki Rin, Fukushima 2018 April 24 Mainichi news
Shichirin Yakiniku An An Kasukabe, Saitama 2018 April 22 Mainichi news

What you look for?

Again (we can not emphasize this enough!!), please note that some incidents may not be the fault of the operators and also even though being in this list above this does not mean the venue is bad. 

What we are trying here is only to fill the information gap between the local and the foreign visitor to Japan.

 

What info do you want us to share further? If you know useful information for tourists in Japan, please share with us. If you find any information incorrect, please let us know. 

Emergency no. in Japan 110  (Police) 119 (ambulance/fire)

You better have some travel insurance on your trip to Japan and keep in mind the emergency numbers.

 

110 for police and

119 for ambulance and fire engine.

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Looking for a beautiful Japanese inn with private bath during your trip to Japan? Here is the list!

 

Onegai Kaeru wants you to enjoy Japan trip.

 

If you are looking for more traveler"s info and can not find one, please let us know. We will try to help you with Japan Traveler Help Service (we work on hourly charge to arrange, book, find info you need). Feel free to contact us!

 

 

Want to know more places for the great photos in Japan? For example, Toshima island with so many flowers. Please check this out!

 

Do you know an island with over 2000 years old tree in Japan? Please check this out!

 

Onegai Kaeru, a group of passionate travelers, bring happiness to the world with its shopping support service and original super cute items!

 

Source: Relevant news sites, government press, wikipedia

 

Disclaimer: Even though we try to make the info as updated and accurate but the accuracy of the information herein is not guaranteed by us. If you have any uncertainty, please contact the information source. These shops are the ones we find online at random for your reference purpose. There is no guarantee whatsoever about the authenticity of the shops and items of any sort.

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What to do in Urawa in Saitama? How to get a big public bath "Kenko land"? What is it anyway? Where to eat?

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What to do in Urawa in Saitama? What is "Kenko land"? How to get a big public bath in urawa? Where to eat?

Musashino Kenko land Source: wikipedia
Musashino Kenko land looking like the White House Source: wikipedia

 

Some of Onegai Kaeru team went to Musashino Kenko land in Urawa, Saitama. It is a public bath in the area.

 

It is not the place is beautiful or nice, but it was quite a showa era feeling place so some of the team members feel melancholic. This is why we report about this.

What is " Kenko land " in Japan

This place is one of "Kenko land (health land)" spas or "Super sento (super public bath)". You see them a lot all over in Japan and also in South Korea and China.

 

Some may not be in the category but we can simplify the definition as follows:

1) Not real hot spring

2) Big with many kind of baths and sauna with the restaurant(s).

Usual small public bath (Sento) is not that big. It has only two three types of bath, whereas Kenko land tends to have 5-8 types of baths. 

3) Not that cheap.

Usual small public bath (Sento) costs around 400JPY. Kenko land costs more than 1000JPY.

4) Not beautiful. Some old Sento has the nice and old Japan air. Kenko land is often quite old and just old. The design of the building is also not great. For example, the one we introduced here is similar to the White House in the United States. Yet, quite cheap made. Sometimes  the owner operates the pachinko halls, game enters etc.

How to get Musashino Kenko land?

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You wait at this bus stop all right reserved by onegai kaeru
Here it comes! all right reserved by onegai kaeru
Here it comes! all right reserved by onegai kaeru

If you have a car, it is easy to park but if you do not. You go to the Minami Urawa station and go to the west exit. You walk to the second family mart on the main street from the station. In front of the convenience store, there is a bus stop to the public bath. It comes every hour to pick you up.

Are there bears in Japan?

15-20 min drive gets you to the destination   all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
15-20 min drive gets you to the destination all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
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You pay there all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
we had a special coupon to give us the towel and PJ All rights reserved by onegai kaeru
we had a special coupon to give us the towel and PJ All rights reserved by onegai kaeru

 

It is usually 1600JPY to enter the bath. 

 

There are a Chinese restaurant on the 1st floor and a Japanese restaurant and a Korean BBQ restaurant on 2nd floor. We went to the Japanese one. In the restaurant, there is a Karaoke stage. Later on the bingo game started.

Lunch set (Teishoku) seems reasonable but others are kinda expensive all right reserved by onegai kaeru
Lunch set (Teishoku) seems reasonable but others are kinda expensive all right reserved by onegai kaeru
You can sing! all right reserved by onegai kaeru
You can sing! all right reserved by onegai kaeru
You pay 300jpy per one game sheet to join the Bingo all right reserved by onegai kaeru
You pay 300jpy per one game sheet to join the Bingo all right reserved by onegai kaeru
Of course no tattoo allowed... all rights reserved by onegaikaeru
Of course no tattoo allowed... all rights reserved by onegaikaeru

What we eat in urawa? Soba!!

 

Afterwards, we went to eat Soba. The top restaurant in Higashi Urawa area.

We tried a soba noodle restaurant called Maruhana. 

 

Based on the reviews, this place has a quite good " oyako don or chicken and egg rice bowl". It was quite good.

 

Its soba is 20% flour and 80% soba powder. Quite thin noodle. Not bad either.

Share your experience

Did you try one of kenko land? How was it? Do you know any good one? 

Been to Urawa? How did you find it? Nice place to visit? Share with us!

 

Onegai Kaeru wants you to enjoy Japan trip.

 

If you are looking for more traveler"s info and can not find one, please let us know. We will try to help you with Japan Traveler Help Service (we help you make the travel plan, arrange, book, find info you need). Feel free to contact us!

 

Looking for a cool island near Tokyo? How about Hachijojima? Click here to find out more?  

 

Have you heard of "Cat islands" and want to know how to get there, please check here!

 

Onegai Kaeru, a group of passionate travelers, bring happiness to the world with its shopping support service and original super cute items!

 

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Where to go for hiking in Tokyo? Mt. Mitake to Hinode and Onsen ( Seoto no Yu)

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Where to go for hiking in Tokyo? Mt. Mitake to Hinode and Onsen (Seoto no yu)

Flower field on the way all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
Flower field on the way all rights reserved by onegai kaeru

We have our own way of trip.

 

Onegai Kaeru team is an adventurer (sometimes). Besides, the major tourist destinations, we always try to get where almost nobody knows. We usually do not drive so we mainly walk or use a public transport. 

 

This makes useful information for many tourists in Japan who usually do not drive.

 

We introduce several hiking courses all over Japan as a series. Today we introduce a hiking route from Mitake in Tokyo to the hot spring called Seoto no Yu via Mt. Hinode.

 

It is around 4-6 hours in total depending on how fast you go and how long you take pauses o your way.

 

Today's hiking Route

1. JR Mitake station (09:00AM)

2. Walk to the cable car station Takimono station (take the cable car) and get Mt Mitake station (590JPY one way)

3. Walk after the Mt. Mitake station (you do not go to the top of Mitake mountain though. You make sure you go to Mt. Hinode)

4. Walk to the top of the Hinode mountain (11:30 )

5. Walk to the Seoto no Yu (hot spring) ( and relax in the onsen eating and napping! ) (13:30)

6. Walk to the bus stop "Seoto no Yu" toward JR Musashi Itsukaichi station

7. Take the JR line for Shinjuku direction from JR Musashi Itsukaichi station

8. Home !

Where is Mitake?

How to get the station?

It is quite simple from Tokyo. You go to Shinjuku station and take the Chuo line (orange one) to Ome. Then you change to JR Ome line to get off Mitake station ("御嶽" in Japanese. Do not confuse with other Mt. Mitake (御岳)).

 

This Mitake as we talk about here is in Tokyo. It is close to Sawai sake brewery which we featured sometime ago.

JR Mitake station all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
JR Mitake station all rights reserved by onegai kaeru

Then you walk about 1.5 km to the cable car station called Takimoto station.

Take the cable car from Takimono station all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
Take the cable car from Takimono station all rights reserved by onegai kaeru

Mt. Mitake is also a nice hiking place to go. It is a sacred mountain where people all over Japan come to pray. 

You see many guest houses for shrines called "Shukubo".

We also once stayed at one old guest house. It is not far from Tokyo but you do not feel like it is in Tokyo, we totally recommend you to try!

Very old guest house. You see here and there on Mt. Mitake all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
A very old guest house. You see here and there on Mt. Mitake all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
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Houses around Mt. Mitake look very nice. all rights reserved by onegai kaeru

Mt. Hinode

After taking some rest on the top of Mt. Hinode   all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
After taking some rest on the top of Mt. Hinode. We saw nice cherry blossoms all rights reserved by onegai kaeru

On the top of Mt. Hinode, there is a place to take rest under some roof. There is no water, toilet or electricity unlike Mt. Takao.

Watch out for your footsteps after the Mt. Hinode Summit

After the top of Mt. Hinode towards the next destination - Onsen ! the road becomes a bit rough. Some parts are broken and it is on the right next to the deep cliff. If you slip, you may fall into the abyss. You look where you are waking carefully! 

A flower field near Seoto no Yu all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
A flower field near Seoto no Yu all rights reserved by onegai kaeru

Seoto no YU - time to dip!

There is one famous hot sprig called Tsurutsuru onsen ( you see the signs on your way on this hike from time to time.).

 

This time, we went to " Seoto no yu (瀬音の湯) ".

 

In our opinion, one of the best hot springs in Japan esp. in Tokyo area. You get in the bath, you feel you (or your dead skins) are "melting"! The venue also has a restaurant, a rest area and cottages to stay over night too.

 

The official website.

Just for your information, we also sometimes go there by car. If you go there in winter, you better watch out for the snow. the ups and downs to get the Onsen is kinda steep (esp. the one just before you arrive at the parking lot). Do not go there if snowing by car. Use a public transport.

 

For the hot spring

Open: 10:00-22:00

Price: 900JPY for adult

450JPY for kid

 

For the cottage to stay over night

9000JPY-12000JPY per night per person depending on season

 

Possible shortcomings are that this includes breakfast but no lunch or dinner. There is one place to eat in the location if you have no car. And the venue does NOT accept credit cards! You need to pay all in cash.

WHAT WE EAT THERE?

There is a restaurant in this hot spring venue. We like esp. Soba noodle (cold) with some tenpura!

Food at Seoto no yu all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
Food at Seoto no yu all rights reserved by onegai kaeru

Where to stay over night?

It is around 2-3 hour trip to these mountain areas from Tokyo depending on where in Tokyo you come from. It is not far but also not close (esp. distance-wise). You can stay over night to relax. It is in the middle of mountains. You feel like you come all the way for a big trip. One option is to stay at the Seoto no yu above and other options are as below.

In akiruno city

INA Riverside Guesthouse

INA Riverside Guesthouse

Checkin: 13:00

Checkout: 11:00  (nice!)

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Otsu Nature Garden

Otsu Nature Garden

12 min walk from Musashi Masuko station

Checkin: 14:00

Checkout: 10:00 

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Hanare no Yado Kinkokaku

Hanare no Yado Kinkokaku

10 min walk from Musashi Itsukaichishi station

Checkin: 15:00

Checkout: 10:00  

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In Hinode city

MINSYUKU Sunrise & Hot Spring Tokyo

MINSYUKU Sunrise & Hot Spring Tokyo

20 min by car from Musashi Itsukaichishi station

Checkin: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

Book from here!

Watch out for bears

In Hinode mountain, we saw the bear warning signs here and there. You need to pay attention to this.

Cafe Near Musashino Itsukaichishi statio

For this trip we used Musashino Itsukaichi shi station of JR (武蔵五日市駅) to get home. The trains do not come frequently so we went to this cafe in front of the station. 

The cafe is called "Yamaneko-tei (山猫亭)" (Yamaneko means "mountain cat" in Japanese).

 

The cafe is for the mount climber and hiker. There are many books about mountains in the cafe. It has various tea and some coffee and cakes. Basically there is one staff (who seemed like the owner). The service was not fast. If you have not much time before you catch the train, you skip this cafe! 

 

Despite the slow service, we like it because it is a comfortable atmosphere and the cafe was Non-smoking. 

Yamaneko cafe All rights reserved by onegai kaeru
Yamaneko cafe All rights reserved by onegai kaeru
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Many books about mountains all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
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Milk tea all rights reserved by onegai kaeru
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Amazake or sweet rice drink (non-alcoholic ) All rights reserved by onegai kaeru
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Open: 11:00 - 20:00

Closed on Tuesday (if the Tuesday is a public holiday, it is open and the next day (i.e. Wednesday) is closed)

cafe Location

 

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WHAT TO DO IF YOU ENCOUNTER BEAR IN JAPAN?

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WHAT TO DO IF YOU ENCOUNTER BEAR IN JAPAN?

Brown bear or Higuma Source: wikipedia
Brown bear or Higuma Source: wikipedia

As a human, we are not scared of too many animals. But we are still aware of some animals which can be quite dangerous and we need to be careful with.

 

One of the last animals we want to meet in wild is a bear.

Are there bears in Japan?

Asian black bear or Tsukinowaguma Source: wikipedia
Asian black bear or Tsukinowaguma Source: wikipedia

Japan is known as a safe country. Yes, it is a safe place "relatively" comparing with many other countries. But as Japanese, Onegai Kaeru team is not fully sure if this is that safe. Low crime rate? Yes, but there are many crimes in Japan.

 

From the other perspective, Japan has many dangerous animals which can kill us. Esp. in mountains there  are many animals you need to watch out for. We have poisonous snakes (in mountains in many areas of Japan and beside that, in the sea in Okinawa!), big wasps, wild hogs...

 

Some Onegai Kaeru users asked us if there are bears in Japan? The answer is YES!

Type of bear you may see in Japan

So what type of bear do you possibly see in Japan?

 

There are two types of bear in Japan.

 

"Brown bear or Higuma" in Hokkaido can be big as 2.5-3m. 55% of the Hokkaido land is said to accommodate these bears. There are many cases where the bears attacked and killed people in Hokkaido. One of the most famous is this Sankebetsu bear attack incident in 1915 where a big bear as heavy as 340kg and as big as 2.7m killed 7 locals. 

 

3m bear...wow. If you want to see a lot brown bears in cage, there is a bear park (Kuma bokujo) in Noboribetsu, Hokkaido.

 

"Asian Black bears or Tsukinowa-guma " live on the main island (Honshu) and Shikoku island which are usually as big as 1.2-1.8m. 45% of the Honshu island has bears. There are also cases of attacks. Even in Tokyo, if you go deep in mountains such as Okutama area, you may meet the bears.

More bears seen

Since 2000 we see more bears. It is because due to the climate change the foods for bears is more scarce. Bears usually eat the nuts (and fishes in Hokkaido) not too much animals. But bears can eat meats too when hungry and no other food.  Bears know there are food near humans.

 

Some people even feed the bears which is quite bad because these bears get curious about humans and then want to approach humans to get more food. This increases the chance of bear encounter in general.

What to do if you ENCOUNTER bear

What should you do when you meet a beer on your way. Old story: we were told to pretend dead. But this does not seem so right.

 

Or...we put a bear repellent bell (kumayoke no suzu). When hiking in Japan, you see many people with some bells. These are for bears. This is quite popular in Japan yet this may NOT work that well because we heard some cases the person with the repellent bell was attacked and killed by a bear. In one case in Akita, 2017 one woman who got into a mountain to get bamboo shoots was killed by a bear. She had SEVERAL bear repellent bells.

This may mean the bell sort of informs a bear about a "potential food" or the bear can get curious about the sound and may come to see what it is?? Some expert says the bears are not afraid of the bell sound any longer.

 

You can also have a bear repellent spray ( we wonder how close we have to be to give the shot to the bear in practice!).

 

What we heard from some local people who saw bears in mountains in Japan. Here are the rules when you see them ( NO guarantee though!! ).

 

1) do not make noise (do not try to scare the bear as it may attack when it is in panic)

2) do not turn your back to the bear 

3) do not turn your eyes away from the bear

4) while looking into the bear eyes, you go backward slowly ( you do not run)

5) Be in a group of people (a bear attacks when you are alone/you look vulnerable) and

6) [ before you meet the bear] while you walking you turn a radio or talk loud to inform the bear so that it does not come even near and

7) ( after you are clear of danger ) inform the local about the case and let others know about it

 

THIS IS JUST WHAT WE HEARD.  NOTE that this tactic may NOT work!! Luckily we have not met any bear in wild  and did not need to try to see if works yet!! We hope we will not need to ever...

CONTACT the local government or police

Safest way

There are several ways to avoid bears but in the end bears are wild animals and we can not understand them fully. None of our countermeasures could work.

 

The safest way to avoid the bear is not to go into the mountains with the risk of bear encounter.

 

Before/during you go for hiking, you check with the local city office about the bear by tel. or mail.  And also you always talk to some locals (personnel in a cafe, restaurant, gift shop, hotel or so) about the bear (or any other kind of) dangers in the mountains. This is what we do always.

 

Onegai Kaeru wants you to enjoy Japan trip.

 

If you are looking for more traveler"s info and can not find one, please let us know. We will try to help you with Japan Traveler Help Service (we help you make the travel plan, arrange, book, find info you need). Feel free to contact us!

 

Looking for a cool island near Tokyo? How about Hachijojima? Click here to find out more?  

 

Have you heard of "Cat islands" and want to know how to get there, please check here!

 

Onegai Kaeru, a group of passionate travelers, bring happiness to the world with its shopping support service and original super cute items!

 

Source: Wikipedia, WWF Japan

 

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Who is MUCC? How to join MUCC Fanclub?

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Who is MUCC? How to join MUCC Fanclub?

Who is Masked girls or Kamen joshi? How they started?

We are featuring many famous girls bands in Japan like Band Maid , Baby Metal and Masked Girls. How about male bands? There are many cool male bands from Japan too.

 

Do you know MUCC? A famous and cool visual kei band from Japan. Who are they?

Why 9th of June is the special day for them? Where is their fan club? You find all here.

who is MUCC?

For the MUCC fan, it is a silly information. You know all already so you can skip.

 

The band is born in Ibaraki prefecture. All members are from the prefecture famous for Natto and Komon Mito.

 

Tatsuro and Miya formed the band in 1997. The band was based in Ibaraki where the members are from. First the band was a copy band of The Blue Hearts and Glay.

 

MUCC did the first live outside Japan when it joined a German metal festival " Wacken Open Air " in 2005.

 

The band is under the Maverick DC group label which holds L'Arc en Ciel, Ken, acid roid etc..

 

Where the name comes from?

 

So, where the name MUCC comes from?

 

The name MUCC is said to come from the red hairy kid character Mukku. We as kids are familiar with this character with its partner Gacchapin on a kid program on Fuji TV called "Hirake Ponkikki".  Mukku character is based on the yeti from North pole (h 185cm w 110kg). You can see these characters here (the red one is Mukku and the green one is Gacchapin).

 

The character Mukku and MUCC did a gig together on stage 7th of June in 2007 and 2014 in Kawasaki Club CITTA.

9th of June : Mucc day

9th of June is the day of MUCC. You see some event on that date. Why is 9/6 the MUCC day? 

 

In Japan we use the date starting with the month first and day second. And "6" sounds "muttsu" and "9" sounds "ku" in Japanese.

 

You should not miss this day to join the event!

Where is MUCC fanclub?

MUCC has the fanclub called "shuunoto / 朱ゥノ吐". Even for Japanese, it is hard to tell how to pronounce it.

 

The official website is here.

World Tour, Original item shop?...

Outside Japan, where can you see them live? 

As of Dec 2017 the band was in 18 countries including UK, USA, Germany, China, Russia, Singapore, Poland, Denmark etc. You can see them. Stay tuned!!

 

You can also buy the band original items from this shop!

 

Who is your favorite band from Japan? Tell us and share with us!!

 

Interested in their fanclub? Check this fanclub proxy service!

More articles for you to enjoy: 

 

It is called Kimono Rocket, a website dedicated to Japan culture all around the world!

 

If you want to buy cosplay items online, we have the list of shops here!

 

Important information list on Japan trip! Find out now!

 

Have you heard of "Rabbiislands" and want to know how to get there, please click here!

 

Looking for a beautiful Japanese inn with private bath during your trip to Japan? Here is the list!

 

Hungry in Japan? Find the unbelievably big and cheap food from our "where can we get full" list!

 

Onegai Kaeru wants you to enjoy Japan trip.

 

If you are looking for more traveler"s info and can not find one, please let us know. We will try to help you with Japan Traveler Help Service (we work on hourly charge to arrange, book, find info you need). Feel free to contact us!

 

 

Want to know more places for the great photos in Japan? For example, Toshima island with so many flowers. Please check this out!

 

Do you know an island with over 2000 years old tree in Japan? Please check this out!

 

Onegai Kaeru, a group of passionate travelers, bring happiness to the world with its shopping support service and original super cute items!

 

Disclaimer: Even though we try to make the info as updated and accurate but the accuracy of the information herein is not guaranteed by us. If you have any uncertainty, please contact the information source.

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WHO IS KAMEN-JOSHI (MASKED GIRLS) AND 2018 WORLD TOUR PLAN?

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Who is Kamen-Joshi (Masked Girls) and 2018 World tour plan?

Who is Masked girls or Kamen joshi? How they started?

Are you a fan of girls groups such as BAND-MAID? 

Do you know Masked Girls or Kamen joshi?

 

There are many girls groups and all may look similar but this group is different clearly because they wear masks! 

 

The masked girls is one big group of girls under the Alice project managed by the agency  Kleeblatt inc. 

 

They are one of so called "Chika Idol in Japanese or underground idol" groups (btw, "idol" means celebrity in Japanese).

"Underground idol" group is categorized as the one which use a small stage with frequent live events, are not on the major traditional media like TV and do not belong to the big agency, and their revenue depends on the merchandise such as CDs, T shirts, photos. One famous example of such idol is AKB48.

 

There are three main groups under the Masked Girls:

1) Alice 10ban

10 person metal group since 2011. The fans call them as Aliju o Juban for short.

2) Steam Girls

7 person metal group since 2012. The fans call them as Suchiga for short.

3) Armor Girls

5 person metal group since 2013. The fans call them as Amaga for short.

 

  

They are not as known as BabyMetal to the international market but they are on the way!

Why masked?

It is said that those girls in the Masked girls group are who could not win a big audition to be in a major agency or a famous group. These girls gather and join their forces by wearing the masks to stand out from other girls groups.

 

Understandable? ;) 

Where can you meet Masked girls in Japan?

The groups has two of their own stages where they perform. Everyday there is a show(s). You can see them in real.

Kamen joshi Cafe P.A.R.M.S in Akihabara

1) Kamen joshi Cafe P.A.R.M.S in Akihabara

The stage can accommodate as many as 400 people.

It is on 7th floor of Akiba Multi Entertainment of Pasera resorts

3 min walk from Akihabara station

2) Kamen joshi theater in Osaka

Kamen joshi theater in Osaka

6 min walk from Nagaboribashi station, or 11 min walk from Nipponbashi station, Osaka

World Tour, Original item shop?...

Outside Japan, where can you see them live?

 

You can see outside of Japan. Masked Girls tours internationally from time to time. 

For example, on 10th and 11th in March, 2018, the group joined the Bravo Music Award in Russia and in April 21st, 22nd and 23rd 2018 some members of the group did a live in Sri Lanka Japan Expo. 

 

 

You can also buy the band original items from this shop!

 

Who is your favorite band from Japan? Tell us and share with us!!

 

Interested in their fanclub? Check this fanclub proxy service!

Support Tomoka Igari

One of the members called Tomoka Igari had an accident 11th April, 2018 where a big ad sign fell on her by a strong wind and she injured her spine. She went through an operation and she could recover yet can no longer walk. She will be back to the spot light on a wheel chair. Please support her!

More articles for you to enjoy: 

 

It is called Kimono Rocket, a website dedicated to Japan culture all around the world!

 

If you want to buy cosplay items online, we have the list of shops here!

 

Important information list on Japan trip! Find out now!

 

Have you heard of "Rabbiislands" and want to know how to get there, please click here!

 

Looking for a beautiful Japanese inn with private bath during your trip to Japan? Here is the list!

 

Hungry in Japan? Find the unbelievably big and cheap food from our "where can we get full" list!

 

Onegai Kaeru wants you to enjoy Japan trip.

 

If you are looking for more traveler"s info and can not find one, please let us know. We will try to help you with Japan Traveler Help Service (we work on hourly charge to arrange, book, find info you need). Feel free to contact us!

 

 

Want to know more places for the great photos in Japan? For example, Toshima island with so many flowers. Please check this out!

 

Do you know an island with over 2000 years old tree in Japan? Please check this out!

 

Onegai Kaeru, a group of passionate travelers, bring happiness to the world with its shopping support service and original super cute items!

 

Disclaimer: Even though we try to make the info as updated and accurate but the accuracy of the information herein is not guaranteed by us. If you have any uncertainty, please contact the information source.

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WHO IS BAND-MAID AND 2018 WORLD TOUR

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Who is BAND-MAID and 2018 World tour

WHO IS BAND-MAID AND 2018 WORLD TOUR

Are you a fan of BAND-MAID?

 

A rock style girl's group from Japan. Its major debut was in 2013. When Miku Kobato did a part time job at a maid cafe in Akihabara, she thought up the idea of forming a band. It belongs to the talent management company, Platinum Passport, which also has PASSPO and MISA.

 

The members are:

1) Saiki born 8th Feb in Yamanashi - main vocal

Love singing since she heard Namie Amuro

2) MIKU/Miku Kobato born 21st Oct  in Kumamoto - main vocal and guitar

Her favorite singers include Seiko Matsuda, Ringo Shina, Yoshimi Tendo

3) Kanami/Kanami Tohno born 28th Sept in Kanagawa - guitar

Started playing the piano since 3 years old. Composer of the band

4) Akane/Akane Hirose born 14th Dec in Hyogo - drum

Started playing the piano in Kindergarten 

5) Misa born 15th Oct in Okayama - base 

Started playing the piano since 3 years old. 

 

In 2013 July Kanami, Akane and Misa come to gather to the call from Miku. In August Saiki also joined the group to be Band-Maid.

 

In 2016 invited by Sakura-Con in Seattle, US the band did a gig for the first time outside Japan.  In 2018 the band accounted to change its name to "Maiko Band" to have a concept of Maiko and hard rock but it was turned out to be an April joke.

 

They are as popular as BabyMetal.

 

 

World Tour, fashion label...

Outside Japan, where can you see them live?

 

Band-Maid will go on a world tour in 2018.

29 June Mexico

In Nov Germany, France, UK and several countries to be in plan

Check their official website

You can also buy the band original items from this shop!

 

Interested in their fanclub? Check this fanclub proxy service!

More articles for you to enjoy: 

 

It is called Kimono Rocket, a website dedicated to Japan culture all around the world!

 

If you want to buy cosplay items online, we have the list of shops here!

 

Important information list on Japan trip! Find out now!

 

Have you heard of "Rabbiislands" and want to know how to get there, please click here!

 

Looking for a beautiful Japanese inn with private bath during your trip to Japan? Here is the list!

 

Hungry in Japan? Find the unbelievably big and cheap food from our "where can we get full" list!

 

Onegai Kaeru wants you to enjoy Japan trip.

 

If you are looking for more traveler"s info and can not find one, please let us know. We will try to help you with Japan Traveler Help Service (we work on hourly charge to arrange, book, find info you need). Feel free to contact us!

 

 

Want to know more places for the great photos in Japan? For example, Toshima island with so many flowers. Please check this out!

 

Do you know an island with over 2000 years old tree in Japan? Please check this out!

 

Onegai Kaeru, a group of passionate travelers, bring happiness to the world with its shopping support service and original super cute items!

 

Disclaimer: Even though we try to make the info as updated and accurate but the accuracy of the information herein is not guaranteed by us. If you have any uncertainty, please contact the information source.

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How to find Cosplay event near you?

How to find Cosplay event near you?

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Do you live outside Japan?

 

Yet, you are into cosplay?

 

If you live in overseas, it is not easy to find the event/shop relating to cosplay. Here is the great website! It is called Kimono Rocket, a website dedicated to Japan culture all around the world!

 

You can put whatever relating to Japan culture such as anime, manga, cosplay, kimono, martial arts, Japanese language schools and even Japanese garden.

 

If you want to buy cosplay items online, we have the list of shops here!

More articles for you to enjoy: 

 

It is called Kimono Rocket, a website dedicated to Japan culture all around the world!

 

If you want to buy cosplay items online, we have the list of shops here!

 

Important information list on Japan trip! Find out now!

 

Have you heard of "Rabbiislands" and want to know how to get there, please click here!

 

Looking for a beautiful Japanese inn with private bath during your trip to Japan? Here is the list!

 

Hungry in Japan? Find the unbelievably big and cheap food from our "where can we get full" list!

 

Onegai Kaeru wants you to enjoy Japan trip.

 

If you are looking for more traveler"s info and can not find one, please let us know. We will try to help you with Japan Traveler Help Service (we work on hourly charge to arrange, book, find info you need). Feel free to contact us!

 

 

Want to know more places for the great photos in Japan? For example, Toshima island with so many flowers. Please check this out!

 

Do you know an island with over 2000 years old tree in Japan? Please check this out!

 

Onegai Kaeru, a group of passionate travelers, bring happiness to the world with its shopping support service and original super cute items!

 

Disclaimer: Even though we try to make the info as updated and accurate but the accuracy of the information herein is not guaranteed by us. If you have any uncertainty, please contact the information source.

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A new animation event " AnimeJapan 2019" announced!

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official page AnimeJapan 2014 event in Tokyo Big Sight 2018
Official page for AnimeJapan 2014 event in Tokyo Big Sight 2018
Official page for AnimeJapan 2018 event in Tokyo Big Sight 2018
Official page for AnimeJapan 2018 event in Tokyo Big Sight 2018
Official page for AnimeJapan 2018 event in Tokyo Big Sight 2018
Official page for AnimeJapan 2018 event in Tokyo Big Sight 2018

A new animation event " AnimeJapan 2019" announced!

 

Interested in Anime or manga? If you are in March in Japan, there is a great exhibition. It is called AnimeJapan. Its 2018 was a good success! With 152,331 attendees.

 

AnimeJapan 2019 date is announced.

 

It will be held on 23 and 24 March in 2019 March to the public.   21 and 22 of March are for business.

 

Two iconic events of Japanese animation, Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) and Anime Contents Expo is merged into one event in 2014.

 

The new event is called AnimeJapan 2019 .

 

Venue: Tokyo Big Sight 

Expected attendee: around 160,000

 

Venue: Tokyo Big Sight

You can take Rinkaisen line 臨海線 from Shinjuku to "Kokusai Tenjijo 国際展示場" or take  Yurikamome line ゆりかもめ  from Shiodome, Shinbashi area to " Kokusai Tenjijo Seimon station 国際展示場正門 (Long!)".

 

It is 6-10min walk from that station to the Big Sight. Not the biggest expo site in the world yet quite big place to walk around.

 

If you are late to get out, many restaurants are closed near the station. In that case, just get to the center of Tokyo and eat.

Interested in animation industry in Japan?

Many asked us if a foreigner has a chance to be in the anime industry, the answer is that you have a chance as long as "you are good".

( In fact many animations are made outside Japan as outsourced to such as South Korea and China for cheaper cost. )

 

If you have a great work, we can be your OK agent as your business partner to push your work to the world with professional translation, coordination with the industry.

 

But remember the industry is super tough for even Japanese to survive. Even you could get a job, the income maybe too low. Most of the animators give up.

Still having the pride in your work? Committed to your work? Feel free to talk to us for our consultation.

More articles for you to enjoy: 

 

It is called Kimono Rocket, a website dedicated to Japan culture all around the world!

 

If you want to buy cosplay items online, we have the list of shops here!

 

Important information list on Japan trip! Find out now!

 

Have you heard of "Rabbiislands" and want to know how to get there, please click here!

 

Looking for a beautiful Japanese inn with private bath during your trip to Japan? Here is the list!

 

Hungry in Japan? Find the unbelievably big and cheap food from our "where can we get full" list!

 

Onegai Kaeru wants you to enjoy Japan trip.

 

If you are looking for more traveler"s info and can not find one, please let us know. We will try to help you with Japan Traveler Help Service (we work on hourly charge to arrange, book, find info you need). Feel free to contact us!

 

Want to know more places for the great photos in Japan? For example, Toshima island with so many flowers. Please check this out!

 

Do you know an island with over 2000 years old tree in Japan? Please check this out!

 

Onegai Kaeru, a group of passionate travelers, bring happiness to the world with its shopping support service and original super cute items!

 

Disclaimer: Even though we try to make the info as updated and accurate but the accuracy of the information herein is not guaranteed by us. If you have any uncertainty, please contact the information source.

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How to buy Concert ticket in Japan?

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How to buy Concert ticket in Japan?

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How to buy Concert ticket in Japan?

 

There are two types of tickets usually in Japan.

 

1) Preorder ticket ("Senko ticket")

a. Fast come fast serve style order ("Senchaku")

b. Lottery style order ("Chusen")

AND

2) Normal ticket ("Ippan ticket")

 

A simple rule is that 2) Normal ticket is hard to get, sometimes impossible. 

Usually 1) Preorder ticket comes before the 2) Normal ticket.

 

Preorder does not mean you can definately get it. There are two types of a preorder ticket: a. Fast come fast serve style order and b. Lottery style order.

 

a. Fast come fast serve style order means you apply to buy by website, tel. etc. The faster you can reach the ticket office, the more securely you can get the ticket. The problem is that many resellers clog the ticket website and once you can reach the website to buy, the ticket is all sold out.

We supported many clients with this. It is quite tough to beat the resellers who organize the big team.  Esp. if  the order is only by telephone, you can give up already (!). 

 

b. Lottery style order means you apply by website etc. during a certain period of time. It does not matter you apply early or late, the chance of winning the right to buy does not change. To reduce the reseller's problem, we see this style more.

How to increase your chance?

Always failing to buy the ticket in Japan? Well, honestly there is no 100% guaranteed way to get a ticket. But there are some ways you can increase your chance to win the right to buy the ticket.

 

1. if the artist has a fanclub, join it. 

2. if the artist has a membership for their official website, join it.

3. if the ticket to win the right is enclosed in an item such as music CD, buy several (if allowed under the regulation of the artist) and apply several times.

4. Be a premium member of major ticket platforms such as Lawson ticket or Ticket Pia.

5. Join a free member of e-Plus

 

To be able to buy a ticket safely, "fanclub" plays an important role. Simply put, if you are a member of fanclub of the favorite band or so, you have a better access for the ticket.

 

<<Our Fanclub proxy support comes into quite useful for you>>

 

 

How ticketing works normally?

The usual process to buy ticket in Japan is the follow:

 

A. Preorder (lottery style) only for fanclub member starts. 

B. Preorder from a major ticket platform starts

and

C. Normal ticket sales start.

 

Based on our observation, there are many popular concerts which just do A.

Ticket hard to buy in Japan

Which concert is the hardest to go? There are some statistics about the amount of resale ticket circulated in Japan. This implies the demand is high for such a concert.

 

1) Arashi

2) Tohoshinki (Korean band)

3) SMAP (separated in 2017)

4) EXILE TRIBE

5) Kan Jani 8

6) Kis-My-Ft2

7) BIGBANG (Korean band)

8) Masaharu Fukuyama

9) Sandaime J Soul Brothers

10) Hey! Say! JUMP

11) EXO (Korean band)

12) Momoiro Clover Z

13) Dreams Come True

14) Kazumasa Oda

15) Namie Amuro ( to retire in 2018)

16 ) Kat-Tun

 

There are many professional resellers which make it hard for real fans to get ticket. It is normal to see the resale ticket price 200% - 700% of its original price. Crazy... It is not good situation. We hope there shall be a strong regulation on resale business.

Many special Concert for fanclub

Recent trend is that the artists offer special lives only for a certain group of people.

 

For example,  there are seats only available for fanclub members, or even a fanclub only concert takes place. In some case, you need to buy a CD which has a serial number only with which you can apply to win the right to buy a ticket.

 

Onegai Kaeru team can support many of these cases.

 

Just contact us! When you contact us, please state a much details as possible about your request. your name, what/on which date concert you want to go, your budget, birthday.

 

Our service fee changes depending on the urgency/difficulty of the case.

More articles for you to enjoy: 

 

It is called Kimono Rocket, a website dedicated to Japan culture all around the world!

 

If you want to buy cosplay items online, we have the list of shops here!

 

Important information list on Japan trip! Find out now!

 

Have you heard of "Rabbiislands" and want to know how to get there, please click here!

 

Looking for a beautiful Japanese inn with private bath during your trip to Japan? Here is the list!

 

Hungry in Japan? Find the unbelievably big and cheap food from our "where can we get full" list!

 

Onegai Kaeru wants you to enjoy Japan trip.

 

If you are looking for more traveler"s info and can not find one, please let us know. We will try to help you with Japan Traveler Help Service (we work on hourly charge to arrange, book, find info you need). Feel free to contact us!

 

 

Want to know more places for the great photos in Japan? For example, Toshima island with so many flowers. Please check this out!

 

Do you know an island with over 2000 years old tree in Japan? Please check this out!

 

Onegai Kaeru, a group of passionate travelers, bring happiness to the world with its shopping support service and original super cute items!

 

Disclaimer: Even though we try to make the info as updated and accurate but the accuracy of the information herein is not guaranteed by us. If you have any uncertainty, please contact the information source.

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ヨーロッパ進出で必須の展示会リスト-欧州市場進出支援

ヨーロッパ進出で必須の展示会リスト-欧州市場進出支援

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はじめに

欧州市場は、アジアやアフリカのようなダイナミックな発展は、旧東欧圏を除いては、望めずアジア、アフリカへの進出はもちろん大事でありますが、今回は、弊社で進出を支援してる欧州市場について展示会の観点から、解説いたします。

 

弊社は、10年以上にわたり、欧州進出のドイツ弁護士事務所の窓口も勤めており、ヨーロッパに強いコネクションを有します。少しでもお役に立てればと存じます。

ヨーロッパの展示会

ヨーロッパの展示会・見本市の一覧を作ってみました。もちろんこれ以外にも多数展示会はあります。御社の事業計画、サービス・製品にあった展示会を探してみてください(ここには、展示会に出ないという選択肢も含まれます)。

 

展示場面積は毎年変わっており、このリストに入っている展示会に出展すれば、世界市場を狙えることは確実といえそうです。但し、出展費用が高いので、相当の覚悟が必要となります。コストも時間もかかる海外展示会、影響力の高い展示会へ出展するのが効果的です。

 

世界でも、欧州でも、展示会分野では、長年ドイツがリードしてきており、近年では中国が台頭してきてもいます。

 

<<海外展示会なら弊社に。弊社は、海外の展示会のブース設計、装飾、設営、運営してきました。販促品、POP、SPの企画・制作も行っております。>>

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欧州の展示会出展の心構え

欧州の先進国(西ヨーロッパ、北欧)は、長期的な計画を立てて動きます。参加する展示会は、早い段階から決めて申し込み、ホテルなどを確保することが求められます。

 

展示会の後に、顧客を招いてガラディナーといったイベントを開催するケースの依頼もありますが、何事も早めに決めておくことが必要です。

 

展示会開催期間は周辺のホテルはすぐに満室となり、イベント会場(必要なケータリング)も予約でいっぱいになり、数ヶ月前でも取れないといった事態もございます。

 

その場合、ホテルは会場からかなり離れた場所になってしまい、日々の業務も会場までの「通勤」で消耗してしまうといった事態もおこりかねません。欧州のタクシーの運転手さんは、英語が不得手なことも多々あります。これはドライバーさんには移民の方が多いこともありますが、移民でない方でも英語が苦手なことはよくあります。また現金しか受け取らないタクシーも多いですので手持ちは多めにしておくとよいでしょう。

 

当たり前のことだと思われるかもしれませんが、社内の手続きなどで時間を要し、決済が降りるころには、宿泊ホテルもないなどといったケースもございます。

 

また、会場でのコツについては、海外の展示会は、来場者(バイヤー)は意思決定のできる職位(大手で部長クラス、中小であれば社長など)がきます。誰がバイヤーかを見極めたら、具体的な商談ができる準備が必要です。

 

問答集を作成し、できれば何度か社内でロールプレイングをしておくことをお勧めします。詳細は、<<展示会を成功に導くコツ>>に記述していますのでご参照ください。

 

では、ヨーロッパを代表する展示会場と展示会をご紹介します。

欧州の主な展示会場

Hannover Messegelände

大きさ:463165m2

 

ヨーロッパに限らず世界でもっとも大きな展示会場です。

 

電車の場合

ハノーファー中央駅(Hannover Main station)からHannover Messe/Laatzenへ、約20分(電車は時刻表どおりに来ないことがよくあります)

ドイツ鉄道のページ

 

車の場合

カーナビには

City: Hannover

Street: Hermesallee

Postcode: 30521

と入力し、Messeの標識を追って進みます。

駐車料金は、11EUR

 

入り口で、かばんの中身などセキュリティーチェックを受けます。

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Frankfurt/Main MessegeLÄNDE

366637m2

中国の上海にある、National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) Shanghaiについで、世界でも三番目です。

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Fiera Milano

345000m2

世界で第4位。ヨーロッパでは第3位の大きさです。

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KöLN Messegelände

284000m2

世界第7位です。(世界5位は、中国広州のChina Import&Export Fair Complex、6位は中国昆明のKunming Dianchi International Convention&Exhibition Center )

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Düsseldorf Messegelände

261000m2

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Paris-Nord Villepinte

241549m2

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Fira Barcelona- Gran Via

230837m2

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展示会場勢力図

展示面積でも知名度でも欧州勢が有力です。ヨーロッパ進出の試金石になるだけでなく、海外進出の基本的な一歩と位置付けられています。

 

日本の展示場ですと、東京ビックサイトが最も大きく約80000㎡で、幕張メッセが約70000㎡ですので、世界ランキングでは、70位近くに位置します。有楽町の東京国際フォーラムは、その最も大きな展示スペースのホールEで、5000㎡となっています。世界1位のドイツの建設の展示会・見本市のBaumaの100分の1以下となります。ビッグサイトの展示会でも1日がかりで回りますが、海外の展示会の場合は、それ以上に効率よく回ることになります。

 

近年中国の展示会場の拡大が進んでおり。展示面積では、確実にヨーロッパ勢をしのぐことになりそうです。ただ、影響力でいえば、ヨーロッパの展示場はまだまだ強さを保つでしょう。

 

世界の展示会場リストはこちらです!

展示会リスト

ヨーロッパ進出を計画する会社がまず考慮すべき展示会はどこでしょうか?欧州を代表する展示会を以下に記述します。逐次アップデートしてまいりますので、乞うご期待ください!

bauma

Bauma 世界最大の展示会
Bauma 世界最大の展示会

展示会名: Bauma

展示面積  (㎡): 583,000

カテゴリー :建設・建機

開催期間: 2019  4月8-14日

場所: ドイツ、ミュンヘン (Neue Messe München)

ウェブサイト: www.bauma.de

展示会の様子

上海では、Bauma Chinaが2年に一回開催される。姉妹イベントがインドでも2011年から開かれている。

MCE

展示会名: MCE (Mostra Convegno Expocomfort Milan)

展示面積  (㎡): 325000

カテゴリー : 冷凍空調及びエネルギー

開催期間 : 2018 3月13日ー16日

場所: イタリア ミラン

ウェブサイト: www.mcexpocomfort.it/en/MCE/

2018の出展者、15万人以上の訪問(2016年)

AGRITECHNICA

展示会名 : AGRITECHNICA

展示面積(㎡): 319400

カテゴリー: 農業

開催期間 : 12-18 November, 2017  11月12日ー18日

場所 : ドイツ ハノーファー

ウェブサイト : www.agritechnica.com

Ambiente

大きな展示会・見本市は、建設や農業が多いですが、大衆消費財ではこちらが最大です。

展示会名: Ambiente

展示面積 (㎡): 318800

カテゴリー : 生活用品、大衆消費財

開催期間 : 9-13 February, 2018 2月9日ー13日

場所: ドイツ フランクフルト

ウェブサイト: www.ambiente.messefrankfurt.com

Anuga

展示会名 Name: Anuga

展示面積 Exhibition space (㎡): 287000

カテゴリー Category: Foods and drinks 食品と飲料

開催期間 Exhibition period: 7 -11 October, 2017 10月7日ー11日

場所 Location: Cologne, Germany ドイツ コロン

ウェブサイト website: http://www.anuga.de/

Milan Furniture Fair

展示会名 Name: Milan Furniture Fair ( Salone Internazionale del Mobile di Milano )

展示面積 Exhibition space (㎡): 285000

カテゴリー Category: furniture 家具

開催期間 Exhibition period: 17-22 April, 2018 4月17日ー22日

場所 Location: Milan, Italy イタリア ミラン

ウェブサイト website: https://www.salonemilano.it/en/

CeBIT

展示会名 Name: CeBIT

展示面積 Exhibition space (㎡): 281900

カテゴリー Category: Information and communication technology IT及びコミュニケーション技術

開催期間 Exhibition period: 11-15 June, 2018 6月11日ー15日

場所 Location: Hannover, Germany ドイツ ハノーファー

ウェブサイト website: www.cebit.de

 

CEBITは、何度もお手伝いさせてもらってますが、数年前から日本の企業の出展が減りました。その代わり中華系の企業の台頭が目立ちます。

Automechanika

展示会名 Name: Automechanika

展示面積 Exhibition space (㎡): 281200

カテゴリー Category: Automotive aftermarket 自動車技術

開催期間 Exhibition period: September 13–17, 2016 9月13日ー17日

場所 Location: Frankfurt, Germany ドイツ フランクフルト

ウェブサイト website: www.automechanika.com

INTERMAT

展示会名 Name: INTERMAT

展示面積 Exhibition space (㎡): 280000

カテゴリー Category: Construction 建設

開催期間 Exhibition period: April, 23-28, 2018 4月23日ー28日

場所 Location: Paris, France フランス パリ

ウェブサイト website: www.intermat.fr

MEDICA

展示会名 Name: MEDICA

展示面積 Exhibition space (㎡): 275000

カテゴリー Category: Medical  医薬

開催期間 Exhibition period: November, 13-16, 2017 11月13日ー16日

場所 Location: Dusseldorf, Germany ドイツ デュッセルドルフ

ウェブサイト website: https://www.medica-tradefair.com/

Hannover Messe

展示会名 Name: Hannover Messe

展示面積 Exhibition space (㎡): 269800

カテゴリー Category: Industrial automation, energy and industrial supply  工業系自動化、エネルギー、工業系製品など 6500以上の出展

開催期間 Exhibition period: April, 23-27, 2018 4月23日ー27日

場所 Location: Hannover, Germany ドイツ ハノーファー

ウェブサイト website: http://www.hannovermesse.de/home

K

K plastics and rubber exhibition
K plastics and rubber exhibition

展示会名 Name: K

展示面積 Exhibition space (㎡): 256976  Visitor 来訪者: 232000人 (2016)

カテゴリー Category: Plastics and rubbers プラスチック及びゴム製品

開催期間 Exhibition period: October, 16-23, 2019 10月16日ー23日

場所 Location: Dusseldorf, Germany ドイツ デュッセルドルフ

ウェブサイト website: http://www.k-online.de/

弊社の中国部門は、中国全土での展示会出展支援、ブース設計・設営・運営までをトータルサービスにて提供しています。展示会で利用されるPOP、SPもデザインから制作まで一貫して行っております。日本人スタッフが対応します。

ゲーム・オンライン事業関連展示会

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世界の展示会ランキング All right reserved Onegai Kaeru

ゲーム、アプリ、オンライン事業、おもちゃ事業の海外展開のための展示会を紹介します。

東京ゲームショウは入場者数でも注目度でもゲーム業界ではナンバーワンです。

但し、積極的な海外展開のためには、海外の展示会は見逃せません。

Gamescom

展示会名 Name: Gamescom

展示面積 Exhibition space (㎡): 120000

来訪者数 Visitor: 345,000 

カテゴリー Category: Video game  ゲーム

開催期間 Exhibition period:August 22–26, 2017 8月22日ー26日

場所 Location: Cologne Trade Fair, Germany ドイツ ケルン  

ウェブサイト website: http://www.gamescom-cologne.com/gamescom/index-9.php

Nuremberg International Toy Fair

展示会名 Name: Nuremberg International Toy Fair

来訪者数 Visitor: 80,000

カテゴリー Category: Toys and game おもちゃとゲーム

開催期間 Exhibition period: 31 January - 4 February, 2018 1月31日-2月4日

場所 Location: Nuremberg, Germany ドイツ ニュルンベルク

ウェブサイト website: www.spielwarenmesse.de/

Games Convention (2008年で終了)

展示会名 Name: Games Convention (2008年で終了)

来訪者数 Visitor: 203,000

カテゴリー Category: Video game  ゲーム

開催期間 Exhibition period: 終了 今後開催予定なし

場所 Location: Leipzig, Germany ドイツ ライプチヒ 

ウェブサイト website: なし

観光関連展示会

海外で事業展開されている宿泊業や日本へのインバウンド事業、観光業で注目の展示会です。

1. Fitur

展示会名 Name: Fitur

来訪者数 Visitor: 202,250

カテゴリー Category:Tourism 観光関連

開催期間 Exhibition period:17-21 January, 2018 1月17日ー21日

場所 Location: Madrid, Spain スペイン マドリッド

ウェブサイト website: http://www.ifema.es/fitur_06/

2. ITB Berlin

展示会名 Name: ITB Berlin

展示面積 Exhibition space (㎡): 160000 (来訪者数 visitor)149,776

カテゴリー Category:Tourism 観光関連

開催期間 Exhibition period:7-11 March, 2018 3月7日ー11日

場所 Location: Berlin, Germany ドイツ ベルリン

ウェブサイト website: http://www.itb-berlin.de/en/

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オートバイ関連

EICMA

展示会名 Name: EICMA

展示面積 Exhibition space (㎡): 143,760  訪問者数 Visitor: 565,001

カテゴリー Category: Motorcycles オートバイ

開催期間 Exhibition period: November 10–13, 2016  

場所 Location: Fiera Milano, Italy イタリア ミラノ

ウェブサイト website: http://www.eicma.it/en/

海外の展示会・見本市出展トータルサービスなら弊社

ヨーロッパ、中国、東南アジアだけでなく、ラテンアメリアなど、世界のほとんどの国の展示会・見本市に対応しています。

 

<<海外展示会なら弊社に。弊社は、海外の展示会のブース設計、設営、運営してきました。販促品、POP、SPの企画・制作も行っております。>>

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WHERE EXACTLY IS BOYS LOVE CAFE IN JAPAN? WHAT IS BOYS LOVE CAFE?

Where exactly is Boys love cafe in Japan? What is Boys love cafe?

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Ever heard of BL school cafe?

 

BL stands for "Boys love". One popular genre for many girls (!) in Japan (and the world). This cafe opened based on the concept of the young guys in love each other. You as a customer go to the cafe as if you go to the school.

 

There are 3 grades in school where you can tell by the color of the tie the students (cafe staff) wear. The 1st grade is red, 2nd, blue and 3rd black.

 

Upon your first visit, you get a student card and start from the first grade. The rule is that you cannot casual talk to the students above your grade. It is kinda role play. The more you go to the school (cafe), the higher your grade will be.

 

The cafe serves you not only coffee, but also alcohol (what a school!).

 

The school organizes some event such as school excursion to the strawberry firm etc. from time to time and you can join it.

 

One important rule in the cafe. You are not allowed to touch the boys there! You can talk to them and get served but no touch. Or you may be evicted from the school!

Video from Osaka BL school (this school closed)

Otome Road in Ikebukuro

The cafe is located near to the Otome road ( 乙女ロード ).

 

It is the area for Otaku girls. It is the street on the west side of Sunshin 60 building in Ikebukuro. It is around 200 meters. It used to be just male dominated otaku/geeks but from around 2004 when the anime goods shop, Animate, started targeting more female customers and another shop, Toranoana, followed the suit. 

 

Unlike Nakano Broadway or Akihabara, Ikebukuro has more cafes and shops around to sell female clothes this also attracts more female.

 

Today one big portion of the females hanging around in the area is called " Fujoshi / 腐女子". It means "rotten girl' in Japanese but actually means those girls who are into boys love stuff/yaoi fandom.

Location of BL school cafe

Ikebukuro BL school cafe 

 

Fee: 1000JPY per hour and one drink to order. After this one hour, 500JPY per 30 mins.

Open: March 30 - May 31, 2017

Address: 2nd floor Iwashita bldg (岩下ビル), 3-9-13 Higashi Ikebukuro, Tokyo

How to get there? 10 min walk from the east exit of Ikebukuro station (in front of Teikyo Heisei univ.)

Contact: 03 5985 4157

 

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When and where Cheery blossom full on in Japan in 2018?

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Cherry tree makes Japan one of the most beautiful and colourful places in the world  Photo Source: wikipedia
Cherry tree makes Japan one of the most beautiful and colourful places in the world Photo Source: wikipedia

Hirosaki Castle in Aomori

 When and where Cheery blossom full on in Japan in 2018 (we will update from time to time. If you read this in 2019, the prediction can be wrong)? 

 

Here is the prediction from the Japanese government. The "cherry blossom line (sakura zensen/桜前線)" will come from the south to the north usually in March and April.

 

If you want to see the beautiful cherry blossom in Japan in your destination, check out this carefully.

 

There is the big list of cherry blossom locations in Japan later on. Do you miss it!!

 

Are you in Japan and you already saw the cherry flowers? Tell us where and how it was. If you take a photo of your hanami or cherry blossom of anywhere on the earth, you can send it to us and we share it with the world.

 

As of 17th of March, 2018 the government confirmed that cherry (Somei yoshino cherry type) is blooming. The earliest since 1953. Onegai kaeru team in Tokyo spotted several cherry trees bloomed.

Where can you see Sakura in Japan this year?

Location (City) from the south to the north When to see Flowers (prediction)
Kumamoto 20 March
Fukuoka 18 March
Hiroshima 20 March
Matsuyama 21 March
Osaka 22 March
Kyoto 22 March
Nagoya (Aichi) 19 March
Kofu (Yamanashi) 21 March
Nagano 7 April
Tokyo 17 March (confirmed on 17 March, 2018)
Sendai (Miyagi) 4 April
 Akita  17 April
Aomori 21 April
Sapporo (Hokkaido) 1 May
Cherry blossom and Mt. Fuji  Source: wikipedia
Cherry blossom and Mt. Fuji are symbols Source: wikipedia

OHanami CULTURE in Japan

Hamami is part of life in Japan for hundreds of years  Source: Wikipedia
Hamami is part of life in Japan for hundreds of years Source: Wikipedia

"Ohanami or hanami" means by a word "looking  flowers" in Japanese. It means a party under or near the cherry blossoms which many people in Japan do in spring.

 

In the ancient Japan, "flower" meant plum "Ume" which blooms usually before cherry. Later on, it became "sakura/cherry" and now cherry flowers are symbols used in many parts of Japan society.

 

People go out to some park where the cherry trees blooming and put some picnic sheet with some snack, drinks (alcohol !). 

 

Please do NOT

1) break and take away the tree branches

2) litter

3) have a party where not authorized/allowed (if you see no sign, it means "not allowed" !)

4) drink too much (just dangerous, haha)

Where to go for Hanami paaaarty?

CHERRY BLOSSOM SPOTS IN/NEAR Hokkaido

Goryokaku park

Matsumae park

Noboribetsu sakura street

CHERRY BLOSSOM SPOTS in/NEAR Tokyo

Meguro river

Koishikawa koraku-en

Komaba park

Sotobori park

Yoyogi park

Shiba park and Zojo-ji temple

Aoyama graveyard

Chidorigafuchi

Hibiya park

Kitanomaru park

Omiya park

Iwatsukijoshi park

Gongendo tsusumi

Angyomitsuzoin

Musashi kyuryou shinrin park

Hitsujiyama park

Kumagaya sakura tsutsumi

Motoarakawa (near the river)

Cherry blossom spots in/near Osaka, Kyoto etc.

Osaka castle park

Osaka Zoheikyoku street

Banpaku park

philosopher's road

CHERRY BLOSSOM SPOTS IN/NEAR Fukuoka

Sugi no baba

Amagi Park

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Disclaimer: Even though we try to make the info as updated and accurate but the accuracy of the information herein is not guaranteed by us. If you have any uncertainty, please contact the information source. These shops are the ones we find online at random for your reference purpose. There is no guarantee whatsoever about the authenticity of the shops and items of any sort.

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WHO IS BABYMETAL AND 2018 WORLD TOUR

Who is BABYMETAL and 2018 World tour

Who is BABYMETAL? WHo writes songs?

Are you a fan of BABYMETAL?

 

A heavy metal style girl's group from Japan. It was established in 2010. It belongs to the talent management company AMUSE which also has Perfume. They are as popular as BAND-MAID in Japan.

 

The members are:

1) Suzuka Nakamoto/Su-Metal born 20th Dec 1997 in Hiroshima - main vocal.

2) Yui Mizuno/YuiMetal born 20th June 1999 in Kanagawa

3) Moa Kikuchi/MoaMetal born 4th July 1999 in Nagoya

These three were the members of Sakura Gakuen (cherry blossom school) group in 2010. In 2011 on 1st of Feb Amuse announced its group name as "BABYMETAL".

Most of their songs are in Japanese.

 

Their songs are produced by a person called "KOBAMETAL" who has been a big fan of Seikima II (Demon Kogure band) and X Japan.

 

The other members are:

1) Takayoshi Ohmura as guitar

2) Leda as guitar

3) Boh as base

4) Isamu Takita as base (oldest, born on 8th Aug, 1964)

5) Hideki Aoyama as drum

World Tour, fashion label...

We actually came to know this cute and wonderful band through foreign friends in Japan. This band is not only popular in Japan but also outside of Japan.

 

BABYMETAL will start the world tour called BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2018 on 8th of May, 2018. At the same time, their new song "Distortion" was released.

 

In 2018 the band announced that it signed a partnership agreement with 5B management and record (which manage Slipknot and Megadeth). And also it will set up a new label "BABYMETAL RECORDS" with the Cooking Vinyl - an independent record company from the UK (est. 1986).

 

The news was quite big right after they announced to launch a fashion brand called BMD FOX Apparel. The brand is for sports wear whose sales started on Zozotown at 12:00 7th of May, 2018.

 

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