86-Year-Old 'Ironman' Still Going Strong
A Japanese octogenarian is the world’s oldest to complete the world's toughest triathlon competition.
NTT Developing Automatic Checkout App
NTT Data Corporation has a new automatic checkout system that enables shoppers to simply choose their products and walk out of a store, paying automatically by mobile.
Electronic Customs Declaration Gate at Narita
The electronic customs declaration gate at Narita Airport is now available for use by all travelers arriving at Terminal 3!
Increase in Unique Themed Hotels in Tokyo
As record numbers of tourists flock to Japan, hotels are providing new experiences to try to attract their business. Want to train to be a pilot at your hotel near the airport? How about stay in a room straight out of the pages of a comic?
Lawson Teams Up with Uber Eats
Lawson becomes the first convenience store chain in Japan to offer delivery service with Uber Eats, which has become quite ubiquitous in major cities in Japan.
Muddy Fun at a Music & Organic Vegetable Fest
About 150 festival-goers got muddy and munched on fresh organic produce at a festival in Chiba Prefecture.
Shine on at the Yamaga Lantern Festival
Witness one thousand women dancing with gold and silver lanterns on their head, reenacting an ancient mythical tale.
Lawson Tries Out Unmanned Store Operation
Convenience store giant Lawson is experimenting with operating an outlet that's unmanned overnight to tackle labor shortage.
Ikura, the Adorable Eco-Friendly Dog
An environmentally friendly dog has collected more than 3,000 plastic bottles during walks over five years!
Kanazawa Geisha Training
Tourists get a glimpse of the training regimen of Kanazawa geisha.
Imperial Couple's Summer Vacation
Emperor Emeritus Akihito and Empress Emerita Michiko visit a community of returnees from postwar Manchuria in Nagano.
Unmanned Stations, Gorgeous Scenery
Unmanned stations on Japan's smaller train lines are becoming an increasingly popular tourist attraction, and one glimpse at the views some of them offer is all you'll need to understand why!
The 1,000-Year-Old History of Hanawa Bayashi
The small town of Kazuno in Akita Prefecture holds the Hanawa Bayashi Festival, designated by UNESCO as part of Japan’s Intangible Cultural Heritage.
150 Years of Lighthouses in Japan
Nippon TV takes a look at lighthouses in Japan 150 years after the first one was lit in 1869.
Osaka's Incredible Danjiri Kishiwada Festival
Nippon TV takes a behind-the-scenes look at Osaka's high-speed Kishiwada Danjiri Festival.
Giant Panda Saihin Celebrates First Birthday
Saihin, a giant panda at Wakayama’s Adventure World, just turned one, and we have the cute video.
Holy Hairy Fish!
Locals in Aomori, northern Japan, find fish with algae growing from their heads that looks like hair.
Japanese Thermos Flies to Outer Space
JAXA reached out to Tiger, a well-known home goods company, to make a canister that can bring delicate materials from the International Space Station back to earth.
Getting the Great Buddha Ready for Summer
Watch as Nara's Great Buddha, in Todai-ji Temple, gets cleaned before the Obon summer holiday.
Empress Masako at Nightingale Medal Ceremony
Empress Masako pins prestigious medals on two Japanese nurses at the Florence Nightingale Medal Ceremony in Tokyo.