The World’s Stinkiest Flowers Bloom in Ibaraki
Japan is known for many clean, delicious and tantalizing smells, but Tsukuba Botanical Garden just bloomed a 2-meter tall corpse flower, titan arum, that gives off a foul odor.
How to Enjoy a Valentine's Date for One
A survey shows that women in Japan tend to buy Valentine chocolates that are more expensive for themselves than for their partners.
Kemari: Japan’s Ancient Ball Game
People in Kyoto are reenacting an ancient type of Japanese football that was played by nobles centuries ago.
Hokkaido Feeling Record Cold -25° Temps
Inland areas of Hokkaido including Etanbetsu and Horokanai are setting record temperatures near -25°C, the coldest this year in all of Japan.
New Year, New Swords
Bladesmiths in central Japan show visitors the traditional method for making Japanese swords.
Japanese Tradition of Scaring Kids Continues!
Men dressed as demons scare children in northeastern Japan to discourage them from being lazy.
People Are Grabbing Paper for Health
People scramble to grab pieces of “sacred” paper from a demon at a Shinto shrine in southwestern Japan.
Bungee Jumping into Adulthood
Some of Japan’s new adults celebrate their coming of age this year with bungee jumping.
Commuting by Boat in Tokyo
A boat-commuting experiment is carried out in Tokyo in hopes to ease train congestion.
Tearing Down The House
Officials in Tokyo spent nearly US$27,000 tearing down a decaying house in the Kita Ward.
Crowning This Year's 'Luckiest Man in Japan'
Men from around Japan take part in a race at Nishinomiya Shrine in a bid to become this year’s "Luckiest Man."
Cardboard Beds for Olympians Revealed
In order to be more eco-conscious, Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic athletes will sleep in beds made of cardboard.
Tokyo Olympics Preparations Almost Completed
With less than seven months to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics begin, preparations in Japan are almost completed.
Annual Firefighter Ceremony Heats Up Tokyo
Tokyo firefighters take part in a yearly ceremony to mark the official start of duties in the New Year, much to the crowd's anticipation and delight. And we've got the thrilling video of the exercises.
Unique Ways New Years 2020 Was Celebrated
New Years in Japan is steeped in traditions, but there was more than one way to celebrate the coming of the new decade.
Tokyo Government Revving Up for Olympic Games
Officials are getting ready for the 2020 Games with exactly 200 days to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics Official Posters Unveiled
Visitors to an art museum in Tokyo got a look at the official art posters for the 2020 Olympic Games coming to Tokyo.
Ghosn’s Escape from Japan: How Did He Do It?
The details of how former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn escaped from Japan in violation of his bail have emerged, and it's a pretty unbelievable story!
Tokyo 2020 Venue Unveiled
We've got your sneak peek at the volleyball and wheelchair basketball venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Giant Rice Cake Specially Made for the Gods
Farmers in central Japan were busy pounding giant rice cakes for Atsuta Shrine at the end of the year.