Discover Cherry Blossoms with Snow in Tohoku!
Cherry Blossoms Spring in Tohoku
While Japan may be known for its springtime cherry blossoms, the Tohoku region offers something even more unique: cherry blossoms with snow!
Apartment Hunting Made Easier for LGBT Renters
Finding an apartment in Japan is difficult enough, but trying to find a landlord who supports the LGBT community means you could spend weeks hunting for the perfect apartment. However, one realtor is making it easier on people in the LGBT+ community.
5 Sweet Memories From School Lunch
Kids in public schools in Japan have the privilege of eating a nutritious, well-balanced meal every day at lunch. Just because it's good for you, however, doesn't mean you can't satisfy your sweet tooth!
5 Places to Hang When You Miss Your Last Train
What should happen if you miss your last train home? Here are some places around the country where you can go while waiting for the first train.
How to Fully Enjoy Your First Visit to Tohoku
Follow along with our writer Wut who went on an incredible journey to Tohoku to discover the best things to see and do for any traveler's first trip to the region.
AAJ Adventures: Goishi Coast
What's waiting for you along the cliffside shore of Goishi Kaigan in Iwate Prefecture? A team of AAJ editors and a videographer head out to Ofunato to capture the natural wonder of the region.
Let out Your Inner Train Otaku
New Japanese train-themed karaoke lets you belt out announcements without being a public nuisance in Tokyo's Shinagawa Ward.
Looser Rules for Permanent Residency in Japan
Japan has loosened its requirements for obtaining permanent residency to include even more fields of employment. If you're working in the fashion or anime industry in Japan, you too can now apply for permanent residency after just twelve months!
Embracing the Warmth of Tohoku in Hachinohe
My journey to northern Japan led to an immersion in the rich culture and hospitality of the residents and regions of Hachinohe, Aomori.
Check out the Sober Side of Roppongi Nightlife
If you're tired of the usual 'drink til you drop' kind of nightlife in Roppongi, we've got five suggestions to help you discover Roppongi anew.
Sexual Health in Japan
One of the many taboos in Japan is discussing sex and sexual health in an open and proactive way. However, should you end up living or working here, it's important to know what resources are available to keep you healthy and happy.
Things to Do on 5 Key Japanese Holidays
Japan has a worldwide reputation as a workaholic nation. But little do people know that Japan offers days off on holidays that don't exist anywhere else in the world. Here are some ideas for things to explore on those days!
Discover Fresh Greenery in the North of Japan
Snow still stands majestically on the mountains of northern Japan even as new leaves bud on the trees in the valleys. If you want to truly feel spring as it comes to Japan, you want to visit Tohoku.
4 Cool Corporate Field Trips for Families
As a kid, you probably went on fun field trips with your school, getting a chance to learn up-close about a particular company or area of the world. Give your children the same opportunity by taking them on a field trip to these four Tokyo offices.
10 Reasons to Visit Tohoku in Spring
There's a lot to love about Japan's northern region of Tohoku, no matter the season. Travel along with Nick to find out why the area really shines in spring.
5 Touching Japanese Ads You'll Need Tissue For
Life in Japan Japanese Commercials
If you need a dose of J-Drama without the time to watch an entire series, these commercials may just give your tear ducts the exercise they need. Make sure you have tissues at the ready!
5 Lesser-Known 'Theme Parks' for Families
No, Disneyland is not the only theme park Japan has. These five side trips, only a day out of Tokyo, are themed spots you can enjoy as a family. This list may just prompt you to reminisce about your childhood and book a trip for your family this weekend!
Tohoku: Japan's Treasureland
While Japan's northern Tohoku region may be best known for its incredible winter landscapes, the JNTO and All About Japan headed north in spring to prove there are plenty of reasons to visit the region year-round!
4 Non-Club Nightlife Options for Tokyoites
Tired of the crowded clubs and bleak bars? Here are four options that will help you get through the night in style.
Venture out to the LGBT-Friendly City of Osaka
It's well known that opinions about same-sex marriage and rights are still divided in Japan. But Osaka seems to be ahead of the curve.