Stick to Your Plans with New Calendar Tape
Japan is known for amusing, adorable and innovative stationery, and one Japanese company will help you get organized with rolls of tape that turn any notebook into a calendar or planner.
Elements of Nature Encapsulated in Resin
Bring nature into your home in a clear and decorative way with stylish Sola Cubes.
Of Love & Law: Japan’s First LGBT Law Firm
Filmmaker Hikaru Toda is working on an intriguing documentary about Fumi & Kazu, who run the first openly gay law firm in Japan.
The Wintry Elegance of Kawase Woodblock Prints
If you can't make it out to Ronin Gallery in New York, we've got a preview here of the Japanese woodblock prints on exhibit there created by Hasui Kawase.
Japanese Commercials Have a 'Nose' for Comedy
Japan is home to some of the funniest commercials out there, and we've found yet another one that's providing tons of giggles to passengers on Tokyo trains.
East Meets West in Wedding Dress Form
Japanese brides are taking control of their Western-style weddings with a uniquely Japanese flair. Find out how fashion-forward brides are swapping out kimono for dresses without losing cultural significance.
Same-Sex Couples to Be Recognized in Sapporo
Following on the heels of Shibuya and Setagaya Wards of Tokyo, Sapporo will become the largest city in Japan to recognize same-sex couples.
A New Form of Polygonal Art
Driftwood, stems and branches. They’re all around us but so easily overlooked. However, designer Norihiko Terayama’s latest series of sculptures offers different way of seeing these otherwise ordinary objects of nature.
Gorgeous Tohoku Drawing Took 3.5 Years to Make
Artist Manabu Ikeda unveils a monumental pen and ink drawing, depicting scenes from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, that took nearly 3.5 years to complete.
Legendary Art Director Turns a Bank into a Bar
Shuttered in 1945, the Kamakura Bank's legacy lived on as the building miraculously survived the war, as well Japan’s penchant for scrapping and building. And now, it's serving up drinks along with history.
Around the World in 400 Days (with a Drone)
After saving up for two years, this Japanese couple spent their honeymoon traveling the world. And after 400 days and 48 countries, here's the incredible video of their adventure, complete with spectacular aerial drone footage.
How to Hang Out in a Hangar at Haneda
Located just one stop away from the International Terminal at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, the JAL Sky Museum is a free, comprehensive, hands-on introduction to the entire commercial aviation industry.
Amazing Japan in 20 Time-Lapse Videos at Night
Japan always looks gorgeous, day or night, and we present to you 20 incredible videos across the nation that show how it looks when the sun goes down, from the countryside to mountains and even major cities like Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.
Glean the Secrets of Japanese Interior Design
Create harmony at home with these key Japanese interior design elements.
Hermès Opens New Pop-Up Shop in a Gion Machiya
Always stylish, a new pop-up shop from French high luxury fashion house Hermès opened up in a old-fashioned townhouse in the heart of Kyoto.
Kimuraya: Home of Anpan
With a history of over 140 years, Kimuraya still produces the first Japanese bread success—a bread confection called 'anpan.'
Get Creative with 5 Cool 'Irasuto-Pan' Recipes
Want to add a bit of character to your home-baked breads? Try out these 'irasuto-pan' recipes and create cuteness from crust to core.
Drip, Drip, Drip Goes the Green Tea
Calling itself the world’s first hand-drip green tea shop, Tokyo Saryo is now open for business in Tokyo.
Relive Your Childhood with Famicon Stationery
From clear folders and memo pads that can all fit snug into the tote bag, Famicon stationery is the perfect gift for your gaming friends this holiday season.
Robotics Inspired by 'Ghost in the Shell'
University of Tokyo robotics engineer Takuya Umedachi is working on synthetic 'soft-body' technology capable of complex and flexible movement.