Test Your Luck with Matsuya’s New Lucky Bags
Matsuya Ginza department store plans to offer games and other promotions with its New Year lucky bags to draw online shoppers into its brick-and-mortar store.
Santa Claus Comes to Japan
Finland’s Santa Claus Foundation sent an official representative on a plane (not a sleigh) to Narita Airport to spread Christmas cheer.
All-Star Kabuki at Kyoto's Minamiza Theatre
Yearly Kabuki event "Kaomise Kogyo," a series of plays with several famous performers in the cast, has begun at Minamiza Theatre in Kyoto.
Narita Airport Marks Over 1 BILLION Travelers!
A ceremony celebrated some 1.1 billion travelers using Narita Airport since it opened in 1978.
Imperial Couple Visits Ise Jingu
Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako visit Ise Jingu Shinto shrine to mark the completion of enthronement ceremonies including November's Daijosai.
Tokyo Olympic Swimming Venue Unveiled
Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers unveil the 15,000-seat Tokyo Aquatics Centre.
Designer Apples Fetch $2,300!
It's common knowledge that fruit is more expensive in Japan. Three of producer Chisato Iwasaki’s designed apples went for $2,300 at auction in Aomori Prefecture.
New Sake Season, New Cedar Ball
Tenryou Sake Brewery in Gero, in Gifu Prefecture announces its new sake with a yearly event - hanging a cedar ball.
Snow Crab Fetches Record $46,000!
Meet one of the world's most expensive crabs! The first year's haul of this winter delicacy went for a record setting price.
Shibuya's Tallest Building Open to the Public
The tallest building in Shibuya has opened and it is already attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors. You won't want to miss this incredible view!
Tokyo Olympic Stadium Time-Lapse
Check out the time-lapse of the new Olympic Stadium from another angle!
Early Morning Fog Catches Tokyo Skytree Shadow
The cool, early morning weather sometimes sees Tokyo shrouded in dense fog. One such morning in late October saw Skytree's shadow dancing in the fog!
TIME-LAPSE: Tokyo Olympic Stadium
Check out this time-lapse of the construction of the Tokyo Olympic Stadium (2015-2019)!
TIME-LAPSE: Tokyo Olympics Ariake Arena
Time-lapse video of constructing the Ariake Arena and Ariake Gymnastics Center (2014-2019). Camera position: KDX Toyosu Grand Square, near Ariake Tennis Park.
Mount Fuji Sports First Snow Cap of the Season
An essential part of the transition from summer in Japan, Mount Fuji has finally donned its iconic snow cap.
Tokyo Motor Show Ready to Kick Off
A biennial event essential to Japan's automotive industry, the Tokyo Motor Show typically showcases the future of vehicles.
New Emperor Ascends to Chrysanthemum Throne
Emperor Naruhito proclaims his enthronement to the Japanese people and the world in a ceremony with 400 dignitaries from around the globe in attendance.
Rugby Fans Quench Their Thirst in Yokohama
As rugby fever sweeps through Japan, fans from across the globe are celebrating with beer—and tons of it!
Emperor Naruhito Harvests First Rice
Emperor Naruhito harvests rice from paddies at the Imperial Palace for the first time since becoming emperor.
Opening Ceremony Held for Olympics Museum
Japan’s first Olympic Museum recently held an opening ceremony. Located near the new National Stadium, it features an exhibit on the history of the Olympics.