Focusing on Japanese Subculture

through language, music, movies, books, people, and products

Christmas is coming. So we’ve started looking at putting some gift ideas

Check out our  Japanese Gifts, Japanese Gifts for her,  or Japanese gifts for him pages.

Or perhaps a NARUTO HOODIE for the anime lover? A KOTATSU for winter? SUSHI GIFTS? It’s time to put your thinking boshi on.

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At Japanoscope we aim to go deeper than Samurai and Sakura blossoms. We have write and translate a lot around music culture.

We also look at Japanese Products, including homelanguage learning resources and clothing.

Who is behind this site?

I’m Peter Joseph Head. I lived in Japan for four years as a student at Kyoto City University of the Arts doing a Masters Degree, have toured the country six times playing music and speak Japanese (JLPT N1). I’ve written songs in Japanese and have released several albums through Tokyo label Majikick Records.