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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!

Wheelchairs for Dogs Rolling out in Osaka

A couple in Osaka is making custom-built wheelchairs for handicapped dogs.

Ginza Itoya: a Japanese Stationery Wonderland

Japanese stationery is among the best in the world and Itoya Ginza is one of the best places to experience it. A 12-story stationery wonderland with floors dedicated to a different themes, you're sure to be entranced for hours.

Paper Relief Images Capture the Glory of Tokyo

"Farewell My Tokyo," by designer Megumi Takami, sets out to preserve the essence of Tokyo's architecture and landmarks, cut from paper in captivating detail.

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.

Get to Know Japan’s Top 10 Buzzwords of 2019

The candidates for the top ten catchphrases that defined Reiwa's first year are here. Who knew bubble tea could be a verb?

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.

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.

Miniature Storefronts Preserving Tokyo's Past

There’s a certain allure to Tokyo’s storefronts–the colors, the textures, the urban decay–that have inspired many artists and designers. That includes Stockholm-based designer Christopher Robin, who created these marvelous scaled-down Tokyo storefronts.

Japanese Photographer Captures Deserted Tokyo

For almost 30 years, Japanese photographer Masataka Nakano has been capturing moments where Tokyo seems like a ghost town.

Watch as Sea Life Pulsates in New Short Video

This new work from Japanese animator Eugene is a beautiful short video of the undulating world of underwater sea life.

Gorgeous Moonlit Shots from Around the World

As you probably know, moonlight is mostly sunlight that’s reflected off the lunar surface. So it varies greatly depending on the phase of the moon. But that hasn’t stopped photographer Kenji Ishikawa from capturing some otherworldly views of our planet.

Fanbrella: the Coolest Way to Beat the Heat!

Fanbrella, a parasol equipped with a fan and a mist emitter, is arguably the coolest way to beat the heat

Complete Origami Experience at Origami Kaikan

Learn everything there is to know about the ins, outs, ups and downs of folding origami at this dedicated origami center.

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!

Usual Landscapes Painted on Unusual Canvases

Working with acrylics, painter Daisuke Samejima uses irregular canvases to paint realistic yet regular scenes of the Japanese suburban life.

Fire Extinguishers Combining Safety & Style

One fire extinguisher company had the interesting idea to combine the fascination of home decoration with disaster preparedness, with very stylish results.

Cool Ginza Building Looks Like Tetris Piece

A developer teamed up with So Teruuchi of SO&CO to create one of Ginza's skinniest buildings.

A Fun Design Twist for Fermented Products

Established in 1940, Nishiri is a Kyoto-based company carrying on a local legacy of pickled and fermented vegetables. But two years ago, for a rebrand, they turned to design agency Nosigner.

'Look, Ride & Feel' at Toyota Mega Web

This mobility-experience theme park spread across three facilities encourages visitors to "look, ride and feel" as they learn about (and climb into) the cars of the past and the transportation of the future.

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