All About Japan

Olympics Torch Kickoff Won't Allow Spectators

Sources reveal that the kickoff ceremony of the Olympics torch relay will be held without spectators.

Book Designs for Ishiguro's New Novel Released

We've got the scoop on prolific author Kazuo Ishiguro's latest book cover designs. But why are they so dramatically different?

Moody Kiri-e Work from Musashino Arts Student

Musashino Arts University student Ayaka Chigira created this masterpiece by only cutting pieces from a single piece of paper!

Finding Anime in Real Life: 10 Tokyo Locations

The folklorist that I am, I decided to choose ten anime featuring creatures from Japanese myth (but with a little Western thrown in as well). Keep reading to check out if your favorite anime is included on my list!

Femtech to Fight Menstruation Issues

The femtech market is slowly expanding in Japan together with the advancement of women.

State of Emergency Lifted in 6 Prefectures

The Japanese government has ended the state of emergency in six prefectures at the end of February, a week ahead of schedule.

Colorful Couture Inspired by Jomon-Era Pottery

A fashion student is representing traditional Japanese pottery with his haute couture dressed that share more than a passing resemblance to ancient Jomon design.

Exploring the Many Ways to Drink Green Tea

Exploring the Many Ways to Drink Green Tea in Japan (and Getting a Little Tipsy along the Way)

Experimenting with Japanese Dyeing Techniques

Handcrafted textiles, strong cultural heritage, and a love for traditional clothing — I have realized that these are a few of the many similarities that my home country of India shares with Japan.

Pilgrimage Temples & Sake Brewers Join Forces

Buddhist temples that are part of the Shikoku Pilgrimage and local sake makers in southwestern Japan cooperate to overcome difficulties they face amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Bear Attacks in Japan: There Is A Solution

Tried and True Ways to Coexist as told by a bear conservationist

Deep in Snow Country - Yuzawa and Minakami

Join us as we search for onsen and winter scenery through the Yuzawa and Minakami regions of central Japan.

Delivery Robots Take a Trial Lap Around Tokyo

Project officials have begun testing in Tokyo the use of delivery robots that handle orders from multiple stores.

Renew or Change Japanese Visas Online

Japan moves to allow foreign resident to change and/or renew their visas online from 2021.

Ammonia Just May Be the Fuel of the Future

Heavy-industry manufacturer IHI Corporation is experimenting with a technology that uses ammonia to generate thermal power.

6 of the Best Original Netflix Anime Series

Here we explore 6 of the best 'original Netflix' anime series that have emerged from the streaming service's recent venture into anime!

Nuclear Fuel from Fukushima Daiichi #3 Removed

Tokyo Electric Power Company removes all 566 nuclear fuel rods from their No. 3 reactor at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi.

Fighting Unconscious Bias in Male Students

A group of university students launch a project to fight against unconscious bias.

Companies Encourage Everyday Sustainable Goals

As countries around the world aim to attain the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to improve society, companies in Japan are thinking of ways to incorporate SDG efforts into people's everyday lives.

Ticket Holders React to Olympics Announcement

People abroad who have tickets to the Tokyo Olympics express understanding over the Japanese government’s plan not to allow spectators from overseas to visit and take in the competition at venues.

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