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.
NEC Shows Off New Flying Car Prototype
Electronics maker NEC gave the world a glimpse of a flying car prototype, the first exhibit of its kind in Japan!
Hiroshima: 74 Years After the Atomic Bomb
As Hiroshima marks the 74th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing, Mayor Kazumi Matsui urges the Abe Administration to sign a 2017 UN anti-nuclear agreement.
Unveiling Hiroshima Museum's Updated Exhibit
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum has a new exhibit, replacing a mannequin exhibit that survivors felt understated the tragedy of the atomic bomb.
Hotels Are Getting Creative in Osaka
Hotel owners in Osaka are trying new designs and services to attract customers, including the 10 million foreign tourists that visit the city each year.
A Perfect Sunset on Engetsu Island
One man spends months waiting to photograph the perfect sunset on Engetsu Island off the coast of Wakayama Prefecture. And once you see it for yourself, you'll understand why.
University Finds New Uses for Tuna Skin
Kindai University is working with businesses to find new uses for the skin of its farmed tuna.
Tasty Bits of Osaka
Millions of people visit Osaka every year and locals hope they will keep coming back. To make sure of that, some creative minds are developing tasty souvenirs that make a lasting impression.
Tokyo Cracking Down on Drones
Drone shots of the gorgeous cityscape are truly unbelievable, but be sure you have permission before flying! A U.S. military lecturer was referred to prosecutors for illegally flying a drone in downtown Tokyo.
Boats Could Ease Tokyo Olympic Congestion
Tokyo may offer boat rides to help alleviate congestion on public transportation during the 2020 Olympic Games.
Two Airlines to Carry Olympic Flame to Japan
Two Japanese airlines, JAL and ANA, announced that they will both transport the Olympic Flame from Greece to Japan ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Tokyo Neighborhood Decked Out for Olympics
Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district is decked out with huge Olympic art to commemorate one year until the 2020 games begin.
Tokyo Olympic Medals & Countdown Clock Reveal
2020 Tokyo Olympic medals and a countdown clock were unveiled exactly one year before the Games officially open.
Float On, Giant Princess Kaguya
This year’s Tachinebuta Festival in northeastern Japan has a new, and very tall, princess.
Traditional Tsugaru-Style Shamisen Rocks
A professional shamisen artist in Aomori Prefecture gives concerts and teaches people to play the Tsugaru-jamisen.
Reenacting a 30,000-Year-Old Voyage to Japan
Five people reenacted a canoe ride their ancestors likely took from Taiwan to Japan some 30,000 years ago!
Rescue Dogs Brighten Up Nursing Home
These dogs used to live in shelters and needed a place to live. They found one—in a nursing home in Kanagawa Prefecture. And they brought smiles to the faces of the residents and staff.
New Attraction Touches Down at Tokyo DisneySea
Tokyo DisneySea is one of the biggest draws for residents and tourists alike. And an exhilarating new flight simulation ride is hoping to bring even more guests to the park.
Kyoto's Amazing Gion Festival
Kyoto's incredibly historic, long-standing Gion Festival reached its thrilling climax!
2020 Olympic Torches on Display in Tokyo
The 2020 Olympic & Paralympic torches can be picked up and held while they are on display in Tokyo!