Let's play a word game. I'll start with the name of a place, like a city, state, province, or country, and you tell me the name of a different place that starts with the last letter of the city I mentioned. For example, if I say Rome, you might say Ethiopia. Which would mean I need to say someplace that starts with A. So, I'll use Aichi, which is a prefecture here in Japan. Then you start with I and so on and so forth.
June 10, 2016
The next time you have an important decision or negotiation on the line, even if it is just a 100 yen discount, don’t forget “jan ken pon!”
May 30, 2016
Rock-paper-scissors is, hands down, the most popular game among Japanese school children. But even the most interesting game in the world can grow stale after a thousand hands or more. When this happens, the only thing to do is to iterate the game. Which brings us to acchi muite hoi!
May 23, 2016
Do you love playing cards with your friends or family members? In Japan, they love to play Karuta with their friends. “Karuta” is from Portuguese “Carta”, which means “Card”. Let’s know more about what kind of game is it, and how to play it then!
April 20, 2016
For many families, the bonding and togtherness aspects of New Year’s culminate in gathering around the kotatsu, a low, heated table, watching t.v., eating, drinking, and playing games. The two most common, and perhaps most traditional games are Karuta and Hanafuda.
December 28, 2015
You may have seen the news or posters in various Tokyo Metro stations : there's currently a Real Escape Game going on in Tokyo ! Here's a report from Taiken Japan staff.
December 15, 2015
Here's a new and fun way to explore Tokyo ! From November 9th until December 27th, you will have the opportunity to play a puzzle-solving game while walking in the streets of Tokyo !
November 24, 2015