Oodles of Noodles Land New World Record
Hundreds feast on noodles to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest instant noodle tasting event.
Driven Aloft: From Surgeon to Astronaut
Learn about Chiaki Mukai, the first Japanese female astronaut to join a space shuttle mission.
Snow & Sakura Make for Incredible Hanami
The weather is fickle in Japan as the seasons change, and occasionally this results in the beautiful and unlikely combination of snow and cherry blossoms!
An Easy Guide to Breakfast in Japan
Where to go, what to eat and how to make the most of the most important meal of the day.
Ringing in Reiwa
See how people from across the country rang in the new Reiwa Era.
Behold: The Rice Cooker Coin Purse!
Japan does it again! A weird blend of form and function, the rice cooker coin purse is arguably the tastiest way to carry your change.
Subscription Living for Your Inner Nomad
Customers can let their wanderlust loose and stay at more than 50 facilities in Japan and overseas for a set fee each month.
Japanese Artist Creates Awesome Stamp Drawings
Hokkaido-based artist Baku Maeda has repurposed Japanese personal seals and stamps to create some incredible, whimsical illustrations.
All About Investing for Retirement in Japan
In this short introductory guide to investing in Japan, we’ll cover the three main options to invest your hard-earned cash and prepare for retirement... in plain English!
5 Little-Known Harajuku Styles
Sure, you've heard of lolita and you've heard of 'gyaru,' but have you heard of these new alternative Harajuku fashions?
Getting to Grips with Plastic in Japan
Tips on how to navigate and—more importantly—avoid the ubiquitous, single-use plastic you'll find all over Japan.
Iga Ninjas Clean Up the Town
The town of Iga in Mie Prefecture was home to a renowned clan of shadow warriors. In conjunction with their annual Ninja Festival, the garbage men donned shinobi garb to get in on the action!
New Mint KitKat Flavors Sure to Refresh
These two new Japan-exclusive KitKat flavors take the chocolate/mint experience to a whole new level!
Living Large in Tiny Japanese Houses
This latest trend in Japanese architecture sees people living in minimalist homes to minimize cost and maximize their time.
Meet the Second Gen Pokémon Personal Seals
These personal seals can be personalized with names in Japanese or English, and now include 100 characters from the Johto region of Pokémon!
A Look Behind the Yen Makeover
Japan's currency is getting a big makeover for 2024. Learn a little bit more about the reasoning and process behind the change!
PM Abe Helps Explain the Name of the New Era
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gives his take on naming the Imperial era that starts next month, the Reiwa era.
Show Us the Money: Japan's Currency Redesign
The Ministry of Finance has revealed new designs for the Japanese yen banknotes set to debut in 2024, and they look awesome! Check out the new designs, as well as their inspirations.
How to Apply for a Japanese Spouse Visa
Getting married to a Japanese national? Confused about how to apply for a spouse visa? This easy how-to will show you all the steps you need to take to apply and (hopefully!) make a good impression.
Japan's April Fools' Day Roundup 2019
Edible watches, Nintendo switch ups and a handy Lego app all make an appearance on this year's roundup of fantastic news we WISH was true!