The Blooming Beauty of Everyday Objects
One Japanese artist's 'homegrown' art blends a respected tradition with modern household objects.
Kanjigram: An Adorable Way to Learn Japanese
Film director and animator Ayako Hiroki, a graduate of the College of Art and Design at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, is using her knowledge of 3-D animation to make studying Japanese a lot more lively through her amazing Kanjigram videos.
Experience the Fastest Shinkansen to Date
Japan Railways is taking applications to experience the future of Japanese rail travel nearly a decade ahead of time.
Instagramable Shopping Street Kagurazaka
In the middle of Tokyo, there's a calm shopping street that is visited mainly by locals: Kagurazaka. Its photogenic stores have started to attract tourist attention and their camera snaps. Let us introduce you to our Insta-bae (Instagramable) selections!
How to Build a Full-Scale Japanese Igloo
Have you ever wanted to build an igloo? Yokote in Akita Prefecture is very famous for its igloo making festival, called 'kamakura.' We'll show you the traditional method of building snow huts just like they do in Yokote.
A 'Lovely' & Effective Way to Learn Japanese
As there are lots of ways to learn a foreign language, you may be unable to make up your mind which is best for you. This article will propose one surefire way of learning that just may be helpful in your everyday life.
Defeat Final Fantasy Bosses on Yamanote Line
Unlock goodies, battle bosses and collect Final Fantasy characters at each of the Yamanote Line stations.
10 Ways to Save Money on Electricity in Winter
Electricity costs in winter can go through the roof because more energy is needed for heating and your time spent indoors increases. If you want to survive winter in Japan at the lowest possible cost, follow these helpful tips for saving on electricity.
A Uniquely Japanese Movie-Going Experience
Feel as though you are snuggled up at home under your very own 'kotatsu' as you catch a flick at this theater in Saitama.
Endlessly Changing Paintings Bring Art to Life
One artist's innovative techniques bring her paintings to life on the canvas.
10 Snow Spots in Japan Perfect for Instagram
If you want to get your 'Gram game going while traveling in the land of the rising sun in winter, make sure to keep in mind these Instagram-worthy spots for your itinerary.
Kitchen-Haven Kappabashi Has More Than Knives
Previously, we've published articles about buying knives in Kappabashi, but this 'shotengai' has more on offer than just cutlery! Let's take a tour together and see a sharper side of this shopping street.
Ride on the Eva Train One Last Time
Now’s your last chance to ride the massively popular bullet train that travels as fast as Eva Unit-01 before it ceases operations in May 2018.
Japanese Artist Gives Old Stones New Life
This artist from Saitama Prefecture gives new meaning to the old phrase 'art imitates life!'
Sharpen Your Look With Damascus Steel Watches
Wear a unique, exquisite timepiece filled with Japanese sword tradition on your wrist.
Restoring Confidence, 1 Grain at a Time
Fukushima rice is bouncing back after March 11, 2011.
Grandma Proves Art is Timeless
An 89-year-old photographer teaches us all a lesson in lifelong learning, and keeping a sense of humor.
FEMM Tease Future at CES 2018
J-pop musical mannequin duo FEMM are featured in a newly-released teaser video for an augmented reality/mixed reality presentation at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.
Everyday Japanese Words Not in Your Textbook
Textbooks are essential to Japanese learning. But even if you memorized everything from your book and passed the N1 test, there's still a long road to mastering daily Japanese. Here are a few frequently used words that can add some magic to your Japanese!
Necessary Japanese Jargon for Dating Apps
Dating apps are getting more popular Japan, as it gives people easier access to find dates and meet new people. Just like everything else in Japan, there's lots of jargon hiding the true meaning. Here are some common terms we've decoded for you.