This page is about pop culture in Japan. Use pop culture references in your material to make it more interesting for the students.

Sports Edit

Male Athletes Edit

  • Keisuke Honda is a Japanese soccer player playing for AC Milan.
  • Yu Darvish is a right-handed pitcher playing for the Texas Rangers.
  • Yuzuru Hanyu is a figure skater that is well known for receiving a gold medal in the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
  • Ichiro Suzuki is a little dated, but still very popular.

Female Athletes Edit

  • Homare Sawa currently plays in the United States, and led the Japanese Women's Team to a World Championship and Olympic Silver Medal.
  • Mao Asada is figure skater.

Talent (Talento) Edit

  • Sanma is a comedian known for his protruding front teeth.
  • Beat Takeshi is a ubiquitous Japanese personality, successful comedian, screenwriter, film director, singer, actor. His face can be seen everywhere.
  • Tamori is a popular television host known for his dark sunglasses.

Historic Edit

Music Edit

Pop Groups Edit

Rock Edit

Male Pop Singers Edit

Female Pop Singers Edit

Literature Edit

Manga & Anime Edit

    • Naruto
    • Sasuke
    • Sakura

Novels Edit

Passed away but well-known:

Film & TV Edit

Series Edit

Animated Edit

Games Edit

Mascots Edit

Misc Edit


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