Junko Iwao is one of the most famous seiyuus (voice actresses) working in Japan. She debuted as a member of the idol group Saint Four at the age of 16 and later debuted as a voice actor through NHK animation … more »
BACK-ON is a hybrid rock band founded in Japan in 2002. Since making their major label debut in 2005, they now have fifteen singles and five albums under their belt.
The band is comprised of KENJI03 (vocals/guitar) and TEEDA (MC/rapper). … more »
JFG: Who is your typical customer and what do you think your product means to them?
JM: I get all sorts of customers. When I first started, I was really involved with the ordering process, often answering messages on Instagram … more »
This year at Anime North 2018, Ricepaper Magazine’s JF Garrard was fortunate to encounter Jasmine, a Japanese-inspired, decoden entrepreneur and event coordinator. What is decoden and why should you have this in your life? Let’s ask her a few questions … more »
Angelic Pretty is an apparel brand specializing in “Lolita Fashion,” which originates from Japan. Angelic Pretty specializes in adorable clothing covered in lace, frills, and ribbons to transform their customers into fairy tale princesses. Influenced by Victorian clothing and styles … more »