Focusing on Japanese Subculture

through Japanese text translations, music, movies, books, people, and products.

We love Japan. Maybe you do too.

You might be interested in our translations of texts from Japanese. We take a special interest in left-of-center Japanese music and lyrics. We put perormances of some of these on our Youtube channel.

Are you a Japanese language aficianado? Check out the Japanosocope Japanese language learning resources

We aim to go deeper than Samurai and Sakura blossoms. 

We also do stuff about Japanese Products like Japanese gift ideas including Japanese Gifts for her, Japanese gifts for him pages, gifts for sushi lovers. A Naruto Hoodie for the anime lover? Maybe a Kotatsu for winter?  Ok, that might be a bit over the top…

We also have a Podcast presenting different Japanese Translations

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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.