2021 Cherry Blossom Forecast Is Finally Here
It's high time to start making your cherry-blossom-viewing plans.
2020's Kanji of the Year Revealed
As he does every December 12, the head abbot of Kiyomizudera Temple took his usual place in front of a blank board on the site’s famous balcony, raised a large brush, and began the strokes that revealed the top character for 2020.
Unilever Japan Expands Recycle Program
Unilever has added the National Azabu Supermarket to its locations for collecting personal care packaging after use for recycling, with incentives under the UMILE program.
Fighting Unconscious Bias in Male Students
A group of university students launch a project to fight against unconscious bias.
Tokyo Daily COVID Cases Reach Record High
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government reports a record daily high of 1,591 new cases of coronavirus infections and a total of 113 COVID-19 patients who are severely ill.
Introducing Flood-Resistant Floating Homes
A Japanese homebuilder has developed a house that floats during flooding as a measure to prevent permanent structural damage.
Collective Impact: STOP! Food Loss & Waste
In line with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations, Japan’s Ministry of the Environment is expanding efforts to reduce food loss. The Collective Impact; STOP! Food Loss & Waste Project is one step toward realizing change.
6 Common Sentence Endings in Japanese
Learning vocabulary and understanding grammar is important. But knowing these 6 sentence endings will come in handy even if you don't know how to navigate all of the intricate ins and outs of Japanese language!
Home Appliances Can Help Prevent Food Loss
Smart applications, home appliances, and good practices can help prevent and reduce food loss in households.
Renew or Change Japanese Visas Online
Japan moves to allow foreign resident to change and/or renew their visas online from 2021.
Most Memorable Mundane Halloween Costumes 2020
Check out Jimi Halloween, celebrating the best of the most forgettable Halloween costumes.
From Rubbish to Resource: Recycling Food
While composting isn't a new concept, it is receiving increased attention in Japan due to increasing environmental awareness. Find out how composting is becoming more convenient and user-friendly in the hopes of widespread adoption throughout the country.
250+ Free Pictograms All About Life in Japan
Graphic designer Kenya Hara and Nippon Design Center have created over 250 pictograms supporting tourism visually. And you can get them for free!
Innovative Businesses are Battling Food Loss
Food loss has become a global issue, and Japan is no exception. A number of innovative initiatives have recently sprung up in Japan to help spare food from the garbage bin and reduce food loss.
Celebrities Pose for Playful, Stylized Photos
Welcome to the imaginative world of art director Yuni Yoshida, who has been using celebs to create magical images that play with the way we see reality.
A 10-Year Challenge to Achieve Sustainability
Sustainable Development Goals are essential not only to our planet as a whole, but to our businesses, which will need to work hard to adapt to our ever-changing lifestyle.
Japan Considers State of Emergency for Tokyo
Japanese Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide says he is considering declaring a state of emergency over the coronavirus in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures.
Japan to Provide ¥50,000 Handout to Parents
The Japanese government adopts a set of emergency measures to help parents in financial dire straits.
Bear Attacks in Japan: There Is A Solution
Tried and True Ways to Coexist as told by a bear conservationist
Haruki Murakami & Uniqlo's Very Unique Collabo
One of Japan's most prolific authors has something new for fans: a collaboration with Uniqlo!