Companies Encourage Everyday Sustainable Goals
As countries around the world aim to attain the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to improve society, companies in Japan are thinking of ways to incorporate SDG efforts into people's everyday lives.
Mural Highlights Japan's Bond with Germany
In celebration of the long-standing ties between Japan and Germany, TokyoDex has curated an 80-meter mural along the German Embassy's Tokyo walls.
Haruki Murakami & Uniqlo's Very Unique Collabo
One of Japan's most prolific authors has something new for fans: a collaboration with Uniqlo!
Masks for Musical Instruments
Masks have become an everyday necessity in the coronavirus age, and now there are masks for musical instruments.
Memorializing March 11 Victims in Mandala Art
Artist Yuri Shimojo turned a way to deal with the pain of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami into peace-filled art with her "Memonto Mori" series of mandala-like paintings.
Delivery Robots Take a Trial Lap Around Tokyo
Project officials have begun testing in Tokyo the use of delivery robots that handle orders from multiple stores.
Bear Attacks in Japan: There Is A Solution
Tried and True Ways to Coexist as told by a bear conservationist
Japan to Pay Families if Vaccine Causes Death
Some who fear the COVID-19 vaccine may be swayed by a report that the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will award a lump sum of 44,200,000 yen (US$420,000) to the surviving family of any person who dies as a result of the vaccine.
Art Student Turns Polished Stones into Sushi
Mistake these rocks for raw fish and you'll likely lose more than your appetite!
Taro Award Winner Is Youngest Ever at 17
The incredibly bold paintings of Chifu Onishi took home the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art, making her the youngest recipient of the prestigious award.
250+ Free Pictograms All About Life in Japan
Graphic designer Kenya Hara and Nippon Design Center have created over 250 pictograms supporting tourism visually. And you can get them for free!
Moody Kiri-e Work from Musashino Arts Student
Musashino Arts University student Ayaka Chigira created this masterpiece by only cutting pieces from a single piece of paper!
Ammonia Just May Be the Fuel of the Future
Heavy-industry manufacturer IHI Corporation is experimenting with a technology that uses ammonia to generate thermal power.
Femtech to Fight Menstruation Issues
The femtech market is slowly expanding in Japan together with the advancement of women.
Book Designs for Ishiguro's New Novel Released
We've got the scoop on prolific author Kazuo Ishiguro's latest book cover designs. But why are they so dramatically different?
Hitachi Created Finger Vein Recognition System
Conglomerate company Hitachi developed a new biometric system that can recognize users by the veins in their fingers.
Colorful Couture Inspired by Jomon-Era Pottery
A fashion student is representing traditional Japanese pottery with his haute couture dressed that share more than a passing resemblance to ancient Jomon design.
Japanese Onomatopoeia: There's a Word for That
Get help learning Japanese onomatopoeia with the help of 100 international illustrators in one remarkable little book.
The World's First Disposable Paper Razor
One company is doing its part in reducing its use of single-use plastics with a completely disposable paper razor.
Fighting Unconscious Bias in Male Students
A group of university students launch a project to fight against unconscious bias.