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Make Your Own Cup-Noodle-Approved Chawanmushi

Now you can turn that end-of-ramen frown upside-down by using your leftover broth to make a savory egg custard.

Taro Award Winner Is Youngest Ever at 17

The incredibly bold paintings of Chifu Onishi took home the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art, making her the youngest recipient of the prestigious award.

Preparations Underway for Olympic Torch Relay

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have publicized guidelines for the torch relay that will start in Japan on March 25.

Life-Size Dolls Enliven Girls' Festival Event

Life-size “Hina” dolls are on display at a historic inn in Shizuoka Prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, for the doll festival on March 3.

Masks for Musical Instruments

Masks have become an everyday necessity in the coronavirus age, and now there are masks for musical instruments.

Mori Resigns as Tokyo Games Organizing Chief

Mori Yoshiro resigns as president of the Tokyo Games organizing committee amid growing criticism over his sexist remarks.

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!

Mural Highlights Japan's Bond with Germany

In celebration of the long-standing ties between Japan and Germany, TokyoDex has curated an 80-meter mural along the German Embassy's Tokyo walls.

Starbucks Welcomes Spring '21 with New Flavors

Every year, Starbucks hopes to capture Japanese springtime in a cup with annual sakura-flavored releases. And we just got a taste of their newly released offerings for 2021.

Vaccination of 40,000 Medical Workers Underway

Pfizer vaccines arrive in hospitals in Tokyo ahead of inoculation which is set to start on February 17.

Office Lunch Delivery Trial Begins in Tokyo

Real estate developer giant Mitsui Fudosan is trying out a lunch delivery service that targets Tokyo office workers.

Mount Unzen Eruption Site to be Preserved

Locals in southwestern Japan begin digging up areas devastated by the 1991 eruption at Mount Unzen as part of efforts to preserve the disaster remains.

Combini-Bodega Concept Restaurant in Harajuku

A new experimental restaurant in Harajuku is looking to combine the communal experience of a Japanese convenience store with that of a Bronx bodega.

These Traditional Dolls Are Earthquake Ready

As one kokeshi doll workshop's owners began cleaning up their shop, a flash of genius stuck them: why not equip their topple-prone traditional dolls with lights that can be used in case of future earthquakes?

Touchless Toilet Panel Is Safety Innovation

Japanese toilets are well known for their high-tech wash-and-dry functions, controlled by a panel located near the toilet seat. While it's great for keeping your rear clean, the pandemic has highlighted one major problem: it doesn’t keep fingers clean.

12 Things to Do in Charming Kanazawa

Kanazawa, the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture, sits on the Sea of Japan, bordered by scenic mountain ranges and national parks, has well-preserved art and culture. Read on for a list of 12 things you can do in Kanazawa.

Tokyo Stocks Rise to 30-Year High

Tokyo stocks rise on better-than-expected gross domestic product data released in the morning, with the key Nikkei index topping 30,000 for the first time in over 30 years.

Bullet Train Telework Trial with Rental Wi-Fi

East Japan Railway is using the month of February to test out the use of bullet trains on the Tohoku Shinkansen line as virtual office spaces for passengers to telework.

Top 12 Accommodation in Hakuba, Nagano

Looking for traditional ryokan, cosy vacation rental or comfy hotel in Hakuba? Check out our list of the top accommodation in Hakuba, in Nagano Prefecture.

Special Starbucks Mugs Showcase Local Artisans

Starbucks Japan has a series of tumblers and coffee mugs that highlight the splendor of local pottery, and our friends at Spoon & Tamago have compiled some of their favorites.

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