Reason number 2 why Non-no is my favorite Japanese magazine of all time —

...it's because of the cute boys. Of course, I told you before how at I met my first-ever Japanese "pretty boy" (and awesome wild child) through the pastel covers of Non-no. I was 22 years old and curiously going through the magazine collection at the Manila Shimbun library. And so Non-no decided to make my …

Yosuke Kubozuka: The anti-idol

Before my obsession with Jun Matsumoto, Ikuta Toma, Haruma Miura--my first ever Japanese eye candy/crush/object of my affection is Yosuke Kubozuka. I was a two years out of college and working as a reporter for local Japanese daily Manila Shimbun, when I chanced upon Nonno, a Japanese fashion magazine catering to girls in their late …