This page is about pop culture in Japan. Use pop culture references in your material to make it more interesting for the students.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Male Pop Singers
Female Pop Singers
Manga & Anime
- One Piece
- Fairy Tail
- Slightly older but still popular manga include:
Passed away but well-known:
Film & TV
- Anything by Studio Ghibli, including
- Some Disney characters;
- Mickey Mouse
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