Most Livable Cities in the World 2017 Edition
Three Japanese cities made it to the top 25 of most livable cities in the world, and you may or may not believe what is No 1!
4 Commercials Perfect for Dog Lovers
Even without the puppy dog eyes, these Japanese commercials are incredibly effective. Get ready for a laugh, or perhaps a smile, while watching these dogs on camera.
Command Your Own Eva & Mario Kart in VR
Warm up those throwing arms, because it’ll take more than a button tap to chuck those Koopa shells and power up an Eva.
Shine Light on Power Draining Vending Machines
Japan is home to the most vending machines in the world, and these machines keep running when the country sleeps, much to the detriment of environmentalists. One photographer documented these power consuming contraptions and their spooky nocturnal glow.
New Web Series Shines Light on LGBT+ Community
The new web series 'Tokyo Neighbors' explores what it’s like to be gay in Japan.
Touching Commercial Highlights Japanese LGBT+
Six Japanese individuals in the LGBT+ community discuss what coming out was like and what they hope to see in the future for LGBT+ rights in Japan.
Looser Rules for Permanent Residency in Japan
Japan has loosened its requirements for obtaining permanent residency to include even more fields of employment. If you're working in the fashion or anime industry in Japan, you too can now apply for permanent residency after just twelve months!
Why Is Japanese Customer Service So Amazing?
Many people around the world know about, and expect, warmhearted hospitality in Japan. But what if we tell you the reason why might not be as simple, or polite, as a culturally ingrained sense of respect?
All About ADMT: Advertising Museum Tokyo
To commemorate the 100th birthday of Hideo Yoshida, the fourth CEO of Japanese advertising conglomerate Dentsu, an NPO group called Yoshida Hideo Memorial Foundation opened a museum in December 2002 dedicated to the history of advertising in Japan.
Emoji: An Origin Story
The true meaning of emoji is not as simple as one might think.
Get to Know the World Famous Dentsu
Dentsu has a huge influence on Japanese culture by deciding when, what, where and how things got promoted, as Dentsu owns stocks in different mass media conglomerates. But just how much do you know about this global powerhouse?
Trash to Treasure: $3 Knife Really Worth $100!
Jun, from YouTube channel Jun's Kitchen, enjoys sharpening and polishing knives as a hobby. But he didn't imagine the rusty knife he bought second-hand would turn out to be a hidden treasure.
Marvel at Intricate Fruit & Vegetable Carvings
Japan has a rich tradition of food carving, but in the hands of Japanese artist Gaku, the art of fruit and vegetable carving is elevated to a new realm of edible creations!
Nintendo's Bringing Back Old School Gaming
Nintendo’s new retro Super NES includes a never-before-released game, plus some of the odder elements of gaming in the 16-bit era.
Forget Frills! Get Your Pet Some Samurai Armor
Cats and dogs have been at it for ages, but now you can turn the tide in your pet's favor with new samurai armor. Or, at the very least, have the coolest Shiba 'shogun' on the block!
Fashioning a Wedding Dress Out of a Kimono
These dresses made from redesigned antique kimono should definitely make the bride feel special on her big day!
Japanese Tech Breaking Communication Barriers
Do you ever wish there was an easier way to communicate while traveling abroad? Well, now there is with ili, a brand new translation device!
Kill Time Gaming With Mario at Kansai Airport
Kansai International Airport, the principal international airport close to Nintendo's Kyoto headquarters, lets you start your travel fun right away!
Dad Turns Daughter's Art Into Edible Bento
One wonderful Japanese comedian transforms his daughter’s artwork into an adorable bento box.
Comfy Pajamas Double as Outdoor Summer Kimono
Are you someone who likes to wear your pajamas outside your house? Well now you can wear these stylish pajamas outside your house and also add some Japanese flavor.