Supercomputer Shows How Coronavirus Is Spread
Researchers in Japan used the supercomputer Fugaku to simulate how the novel coronavirus spreads, looking at a case in which four people are sitting at a dining table and talking without masks on.
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.
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.
2020 Laundromat of the Year Award Winners
Bringing you the best of the best when it comes to getting your brights brighter.
Kengo Kumo & Kadokawa's Manga Museum Collab
Part museum and part library, Tokorozawa Sakura Town has a new, stylish place to hang thanks to manga publisher Kadokawa and star architect Kengo Kuma.
A 13-Year-Old's Inspiring Community Bakery
To support their 13-year-old daughter living with a psychiatric disorder, one couple built the bakery of her dreams.
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.
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.
Old Village Station Now Cool Art Installation
Check out this new art installation that's recently revitalized the Aomori village of Inakadate.
Osaka Contest for Mini-Gardens on Small Trucks
The Kei-tora Gardening Contest has chosen its winner for 2020. Click to see which mini-truck garden received to top prize.
Artist Uses Fruits & Vegetables for Carvings
Sometimes it's okay to play with your food. Especially if you're Kyoto-based artist Tomoko Sato.
Get Your Hands on the Ultimate Hand-Drawn Maze
The artist called Papa has once again picked up his pen in an attempt to outdo himself, creating one of the most challenging yet beautiful mazes we've seen.
Japan Post Tests Delivery Robots
Make way! Japan Post is testing delivery robots on public streets for the first time!
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.
Secret Shopping Sprawls Under the Train Tracks
Welcome to Hibiya Okuroji, a new alleyway underneath Tokyo's railroad system that's filled with shops and eateries.
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.
Tech That Measures Congestion in Indoor Areas
Officials tested a system at Tokyo Dome that uses state-of-the-art technology to measure congestion in indoor arenas.
Camera-Inspired Edo Kiriko Glasses from Canon
Camera lovers need to snap up these stylish drinking glasses, inspired by Canon cameras and made from traditional Edo Kiriko glass.
Keep Safer with Foot-Operated Vending Machines
Beverage manufacturer Dydo Drinco's newest vending machine can be used with your feet.
Rebranding the Historic Izumo Taisha Shrine
Creative director Yu Yamada and art director Kishino Shogo worked with Izumo Taisha to modernize the crests and symbols of the shrine.