All About Japan

Not All Use Chopsticks the 'Traditional' Way

As a society that thinks thoroughly about etiquette, there is, of course, a prescribed way to hold chopsticks. But, the vocabulary around the method being "correct" is being slowly changed to be called the traditional way, as we learn in this video.

Old Village Station Now Cool Art Installation

Check out this new art installation that's recently revitalized the Aomori village of Inakadate.

Touch of Tradition with Modern 3D Cutter Cabin

This remarkable wooden cabin was constructed locally in the mountains of Japan using a Shopbot 3D wood cutter, with minimal impact on the environment. Click to learn more.

Huge Harajuku Shopping Structure Set for 2022

The west corner of Jingumae Crossing has largely remained unchanged for the past 50 years, but that's set to change in 2022 with a new, reflective shopping complex.

Japan Post Tests Delivery Robots

Make way! Japan Post is testing delivery robots on public streets for the first time!

Post-Abe PM Contender Suga Masks on the Rise

A Japanese rubber mask manufacturer anticipates greater demand for masks of leading post-Abe PM contender Suga Yoshihide.

The Perfect Hotel for Digital Nomads

Prince Hotels opens an accommodation facility where everything from making reservations to checking out can be done with a smartphone.

Business-wear Giant Opens Shared Office Spaces

Business-wear giant Aoyama Trading started a shared-office business as the company suffers from drops in sales.

Japan Packaging Design Award 2021

Every two years, the Japan Packaging Design Awards celebrate the achievements of stellar and captivating product designs, and the winners for 2021 have just been announced.

Robots in the Age of Coronavirus

Companies are programming robots to help people adapt to the new normal brought about by the global pandemic.

5G Experience in Tokyo

Major Japanese telecommunications operator KDDI has launched a facility where people can experience the latest 5G cellular network.

Tadao Ando Livens Shibuya with Toilet Project

Famed Japanese architect Tadao Ando shows off his circular submission to the Tokyo Toilet project.

Japan's Tallest Skyscraper to be Built by 2027

Real estate developer Mitsubishi Estate revealed plans to build Japan’s tallest skyscraper by 2027.

Cool Tech for Buildings in the Age of COVID-19

Japanese giant conglomerate Softbank Group has unveiled a building in Tokyo upgraded with technologies in line with the “new normal” imposed by the pandemic.

Keep Safer with Foot-Operated Vending Machines

Beverage manufacturer Dydo Drinco's newest vending machine can be used with your feet.

Robo-Scorpion Chair Perfect for Villain Lair

If you’re going to be spending several hours a day at your computer, aesthetics are important in keeping your wellness level up. And if that aesthetic is "techno arachnid super-villain," then there’s really only one sensible furniture choice.

Eerie Long-Exposure Photographs of Torii

In 2019, German photographer Ronny Behnert traveled around Japan visiting various torii gates. And while everyone who visits Japan surely has countless torii pictures, his long-exposure photos are like something from another world.

Artist Uses Fruits & Vegetables for Carvings

Sometimes it's okay to play with your food. Especially if you're Kyoto-based artist Tomoko Sato.

Marvel at These Unique Satsuma Kiriko Glasses

Sculptural satsuma kiriko glasses are a rare find these days. But, here's your chance to own a piece or two.

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