Japan's First Sign Language Starbucks Opens
As a show of its dedication to inclusion, Starbucks has brought it's fifth global sign language cafe to Tokyo, the first in the nation.
Japan's Job Availability Continues to Drop
May marks the fifth consecutive month of declining job availability in Japan due to effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Japan Marks 75th Anniversary of End of WWII
Organizers scale back the event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II amid the novel coronavirus epidemic.
All About the Seishun 18 Ticket
Traveling around Japan by rail need not be an expensive feat. If you have plenty of time and a knack for adventure, the Seishun 18 ticket might be just for you.
New Narita Airport Control Tower Adds Safety
Looking to further enhance safety and security, the construction of a new control tower has been completed at Narita International Airport.
Oldest Storyteller of Nagasaki Atomic Bombing
At the age of 93, storyteller Tsuiki Shohei continues to talk about his experiences of the 1945 atomic bombing of Nagasaki and is studying English so he can directly appeal to people around the world.
Introducing the Suga Administration
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga unveils the composition of his administration.
Buried Army HQ Uncovers Battle of Okinawa
For the first time ever, TV camera crews go into a former army headquarter that lies beneath Shuri Castle in Okinawa.
A Carbon Neutral Japan by 2050
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledges to aim for Japan to become a carbon-neutral society by 2050 in his first policy speech in parliament.
Prime Minister Suga's Plans for Japan
Incoming Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga held his first news conference as Japanese Prime Minister, pledging to continue pursuing his predecessor’s policies.
New Hanko Ink Lets You Use Colors of Nature
These inks won't let you paint with all the colors of the wind, but you can now stamp your name with different colors inspired by nature.
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.
JR East to Offer Half-Price Shinkansen Tickets
Good news for anyone residing in Japan; JR East has announced a 50% discount on Shinkansen and limited express tickets until spring next year!
It's Not Over Yet for This 88-Year-Old 'Sento'
There's been a trend of sento, or public baths, closing across Japan. But for one aging Tokyo business, the open sign will be hanging longer, with an incredible new interior.
Japan Rolls Out Paid Plastic Bags Policy
Japan mandates businesses to charge customers for plastic shopping bags as part of efforts to tackle plastic waste. Stores are responding in various ways.
Robots in the Age of Coronavirus
Companies are programming robots to help people adapt to the new normal brought about by the global pandemic.
Niigata Craft Gin to Promote Sustainability
A man in central Japan is working on promoting sustainability and boosting local tourism by making gin.
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.
The 5-Hour Wild Boar Chase in Niigata
Police officers in the city of Tsubame, about 300 kilometers north of Tokyo, spent five hours chasing a wild boar after the animal was spotted roaming near rice paddies.