What Is Kamikaze, “The Divine Wind” And All About It

What is Kamikaze? Kamikaze is a Japanese word that directly translates to ‘Divine Wind’. In 1281, when Mongol fleets were attacking Japan, a mysterious typhoon appeared out of nowhere and completely eradicated the Mongol fleets. [Encyclopedia Britannica, 2016] The Japanese saw this typhoon as a gift from the gods, and named it ‘Divine Wind’ or … Read more

Japanese history

It is widely accepted that first humans in the Japanese archipelago can be traced back to prehistoric times. The Jomon period, named after its “cord-marked” pottery, was followed by the Yayoi in the first millennium BC when new technologies were introduced from continental Asia. During this period, in the first century AD, the first known … Read more

Japan Biggest Slum

Japan Biggest Slum Not On Maps Kamagasaki, Japan’s biggest slum, cannot be found on official maps, and city festival organizers have been accused of censorship. Osaka officials asked Shingo Ota, a film director, to remove scenes that identified the slum, on the grounds that it was insensitive to residents. “To me, what they were asking … Read more