How 'Alien Species' Invade Japan
Invasive species bring unintended negative consequences to local ecosystems, often preying on and competing with native species or even threatening cultural customs such as 'hanami' (cherry blossom viewing festivals).
Could You Eat Bug Sushi?
"Excuse me, chef? There's a bug on my sushi." No, wait...
The Next Big Food to Hop onto Japanese Menus?
Is one researcher's search for a sustainable food source for the future the next big food craze in Japan, or is the idea hopping mad?
22 Animals to See in Japan's National Parks
While Japan may have an image as a land of trains and modern technology, the nation's 34 national parks offer a wealth of wildlife waiting to be discovered.
Magical Photographs of Fireflies in Japan
When summer comes along, we look forward to different things. Some of us head to the beach, others to the mountains for camping. But for a select group of photographers in Japan, summer signals the arrival of fireflies and the hunt for the perfect shot!
7 Bugs Lurking in the Japanese Countryside
What would you do if you spotted one of these on your towel—after you'd used it?!
Top 4 Theme Parks in Tokyo
Think you know the most popular theme parks in Tokyo? You just might be surprised at what attractions didn't make our list!
'Aka-Tombo' — The Red Dragonfly
Have you ever seen a red dragonfly? You can in Japan!
Hated Medicine as a Kid? These Might Help!
A number of day-to-day Japanese health products can make having a sick kid (or being one!) a little less awful.
Japan's 6 Weirdest RC Toys
Radio-controlled centipedes, anyone? No? How about a cockroach? Or a tissue box?
Painted Imaginary Camouflaged Leaf Insects
To avoid becoming prey, leaf insects use mimicry to blend into their surroundings. But what happens when the insect's natural environment has been completely destroyed?
7 Popular Insects in Japan
Japan has a deep fascination with insects that dates back to the age of the samurai. Let’s take a look at the seven most popular insects in Japan and what makes them so popular.
Take a Chilling Hike Through Aokigahara Forest
Walking through the famous forest that sits at the bottom of Mount Fuji is an interesting experience and, at times, somewhat frightening.