Category: Japan

The Origin of Pinky Swear is Darker Than You Think

Do you know what’s the most popular gesture that symbolizes an unbreakable vow? That’s right, a pinky swear! This global practice is something both kids and adults take seriously. It turns out, the history behind pinky promise is quite bloody.

Why Netflix’s 37 Seconds is a Wonder Surprise

Netflix recently released a wonderful coming of age film entitled 37 seconds which centers on a Japanese artist’s struggle with cerebral palsy. The movie beautifully tells a realistic tale of a person with disability filled with elements of compassion, empathy, and humanism.

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