All About Japan

Savor Gourmet Chocolate with Weird Flavors

Choci Tokyo is a gourmet chocolate specialty shop with 20 unique flavors like banana split and sakura sour. If you can't decide on a single flavor, you can try them all with some of their curated mixes.

Using Tuna to Measure Proper Social Distances

Let’s all stay "one tuna apart" by using these funny social distancing posters.

Using Washi Paper to Make Delectable Dishes

There's no better time than now to learn a new skill, and these intriguing Japanese papercrafts will leave you hungry for more.

Online Store Features Virtual Shoe Fittings

Online fashion mall operator Zozo has come up with a virtual shoe fitting service that recommends shoes that fit your size by using a special mat and a smartphone app.

Japan Now Has 5G Network Service

Major Japanese cellphone service provider NTT Docomo launches next-generation 5G wireless service, the first in the country to do so.

Japan Post Starts Testing Drone Delivery

Japan Post conducts a trial delivery of snail mail to residents in a remote area of Tokyo using a drone.

Astounding Origami Tea House

Come check out Shi-an, a mobile tea house constructed entirely from origami without the use of bolts or adhesives.

Unmasking a New Trend in Face Masks

People in Japan are starting to make masks using unconventional materials to deal with the shortage in the protective gear.

Color Your World with Vegetable Crayons

A company in Aomori Prefecture is making sustainable crayons out of vegetable waste.

Hako in Hiroshima: Thinking Outside the Box

Take a look at this innovative home of stacked boxes, designed to overcome the challenges of building on the side of a cliff.

Designers' Office Roof Has a Few Holes

When it came time to design their own office in 2018, the architects at Studio Velocity in Aichi carried out their usual vision, albeit with a slightly more precarious footing.

The Quirkiest Shaved Ice in Tokyo

Yelo in Roppongi is not just any normal shaved ice store, especially once you see their toppings list!

Enjoy a Public Bath from the Privacy of Home

Some public bath houses in Japan are doing their part to support social distancing by uploading videos of their soothing baths.

Designer Creates Free Template for Face Shield

Bespectacled Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka wanted to do something to help healthcare and public safety workers on the front lines of COVID-19, so he created a simple and easy way to make face shields.

Nihonbashi's Neighborhood Noren Gallery

Over 30 Nihonbashi-based businesses came together to create noren (the curtains that hang in shopfronts) that symbolize their own identity.

Tokyo Ward Begins Drive-Through COVID Testing

Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward begins drive-through PCR tests to check for the novel coronavirus to speed up screening in the capital.

An AR Solution for Safe Social Distancing

An innovative app that uses augmented reality software to measure proper social distancing.

A.I. Tells Your Fortune with Bubble Tea Order

With all the different bubble tea shops trying to compete, Answer Tea serves delicious bubble tea with tapioca entertainment for your mouth, with a side of A.I. fortune-telling entertainment for your soul.

Drawing out the Japanese Spirit of Epidemics

The people of Kumamoto have a legendary spirit that comes in time of epidemics. All you have to do is draw a picture of it.

Turn Your Laundry Room into a Nightclub

It’s been just about a week since Tokyo and the surrounding areas were put under a state of emergency, and things are getting desperate for Japanese citizens stuck at home.

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