The University of Kansas Libraries
Resources--Japan Studies: Popular Culture
| Anime & Manga | Film | Food & Health | Game |Anime and Manga
| Lifestyle : Communication, Recreation, Travel, Trend |
| Mass Media: Broadcasting, Celebrities, E-journal, Magazines & Publishers, Newspaper |
| Music | Sports |
The Anime Web Turnpike [tm] was founded in August of 1995 by Jay Fubler Harvey as a project to provide a place where everyone could find anime and manga links in a simple and efficient manner, regardless of browser.
This is the unique private library of Japanese MANGA (cartoons, comic books). All these precious collections have been accumulated for over 20 years, by Mr. Toshio Naiki, a great devotee for manga.
Official homepage for Gundam.
Miyazaki is one of the greatest directors/animators/cartoonist in Japan. In the US, he is often called "the Walt Disney of Japan", though many fans (and probably he himself) hate this label.
JAA is organized by people involved in creating animation. The page includes the latest news, on-line theater, and information about world animation festivals.
"Manga Bijutsukan" is the first Manga Museum in Japan. 90 cartoonists have displayed their creations.
This page includes information from cartoonists, event info. and on-line Manga.
Manga Video is dedicated to mind-blowing audiovisual information from the next dimension. This is the place to find the best in supernatural horror, science fiction, high-tech mecha-designs, futuristic fantasy, and superior 21st Century Animation!
This is the official Pokemon Web site.
This company produces TV animation's. "Gandamu" is particularly one of the popular animation's in Japan.
Tatsunoko Productions were funded in 1962 with the motto of "Dreams for families of the world". Since then, they have succeeded to give birth to many popular TV animation's such as "Space Ace" in 1965 or "Mach Go, Go, Go" (Speed Racer) in 1967.
Most of the "ANIME" information is available from this page.
Information is available from this site.
The information has been set up primarily for teachers who are looking to integrate films into their teachings on Japan, or things Japanese. As a result the pages contain complete plot information.
This page includes the latest topics of movie starts or event information.
The T¯oky¯o Food Page is a complete guide to Japanese cuisine and eating in T¯oky¯o, with recipes, culinary travel tips, restaurant listings and more.
The page aims to make a fun community for diet. It includes a story of diet's experience, diet workshop, and mailing lists.
Nintend¯o Co., Ltd., of Ky¯oto, Japan, is the acknowledged worldwide leader in the creation of interactive entertainment. To date, Nintend¯o has sold more than one billion video games worldwide, created such industry icons as Mario and Donkey Kong and launched franchises like The Legend of Zelda and Pokemon. Nintend¯o manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home video game systems, including the Nintend¯o 64 and Game Boy - the world's best-selling video game system.
This page provides everything about PlayStation!
You can join any chat rooms categorized by age, interests, hobbies or so on.
This is a communication page for high school students, parents and teachers. They exchange opinions and information
through the net.
i-mode is the latest communication technology. With a cellular phone, people can send e-mail, check the account, transfer money, and get much information such as restaurants or weather.
The lists of Internet Cafes in Japan.
The page includes chat rooms, meetings and ranking for popular musicians.
The page includes many playing sports in Tokyo; parks, museums, night sports or so on. The page is written in Japanese.
This is the official site of the Tokyo Disney Land.
The latest entertainment info. by the Internet. The info. is based on "Walker" magazines from six areas; Tokyo, Yokohama, Chiba, Tokai, Kansai, Kyushu. The text is Japanese only.
Bargain tours and flight tickets are available from this site.
It includes many information about travel; domestic travels, abroad, reservations, and recommended tours.
Search over 10,000 Jpop & J-ENT links by page title, URL, and keywords
The latest Japanese girls' fashion and lifestyle.
Weekly on-line fashion magazines. The page navigates every fashion information.
This site includes most of the trendy information; travel, restaurants, cars, books, cinema, music, sports and a chat room for meeting.
Journals by young creators
This is a virtual travel page. "Miho Travel" is a FREE service that lets your "software agent" travel all over the world. Your software agent (i.e. your virtual pal) will E-Mail you from the places where she/he visits. She/He also exchanges messages for you with the other members of this service.
Neo-T¯oky¯o is the Japanese popular culture magazine that covers all aspects of Japanese people and culture. It includes cinema, books, culture, travel or so on.
The company produces original characters of stationery and miscellaneous goods. "TARE-PANDA"is one of the most successful characters in the company.
This page provides resources for entering prize contests. The prizes are various; money, car, computer, electric goods, travel, food, and cosmetics.
Anyone can participate on-line auction and sell and buy many kinds of goods; e.g. computers, electric machines, books, sports goods, travel tickets or so on.
Most of the young popular actors, actresses and singer's homepages are linked.
On-line free journals. For some journals, registration is required.
The Plaza (published quarterly by U-Kan Inc., Tokyo) is a bilingual journal in English and Japanese. It is devoted to preserving global and intercultural human relations.
Information is available from this site.
A bilingual site (Japanese/English) from Japan's TV network. English section includes company overview and program synopses.
Featuring Japanese rock and pop artists, Japan's music TV station delivers the newest music numbers and most up-to-date information on the Japanese music scene. In Japanese and English.
TV guide of music programs.
On-line newspaper for sports. Baseball, soccer, horse racing and other sports info. are available every day.
Including many kinds of sports in Japan.