Photographs of Snow Covered Tokyo
Japanese photographer Yusuke Komatsu's "Snow in Tokyo" series shows the beauty of Japan's huge metropolis on the rare occasions it receives snowfall.
A Crash Course on Tokyo's Plum Blossoms
Spring is one of Japan's most anticipated times of year, with good reason! Plum blossoms pop up in late February, and are the herald of the changing season. Find out what they are, how they're different and where you can see them in Tokyo!
Updated 2019 Cherry Blossom Forecast!
According to the latest forecast by the JMC, the first blooms are only a little over one month away!
All About Earthquakes in Japan
Japan has thousands of earthquakes every year, which can be scary if you don't know what to expect! Learn all about earthquakes in Japan, including how to prepare and what to do when it happens.
Early Morning Trains with a Side of Soba
In an attempt to alleviate the crush of morning rush hour, Tokyo Metro has started to offer people a tasty noodle breakfast to encourage passengers to ride earlier trains to work.
Check Out a Tricky New Sign at Haneda Airport
A train operator gets creative using optical illusions in the hopes of enhancing safety of passengers from Haneda Airport.
Snow, Craft Beer and a Western Take on Winter
Australian native Daniel Bacon manages several successful businesses in Hakuba Village, Nagano Prefecture, and a founding partner of Hakuba Brewing Company, a craft beer brewery based in the same area. What does it take to attract international tourists?
Japan's First Foreign Female Shogi Pro
A chat with Karolina Styczynska, Japan's first professional foreign-born female shogi player.
Calligraphy Artist Speaks with Her Brush
Japanese calligrapher Nobuko Obata has pursued her lifelong passion for calligraphy, despite an accident that left her without hands from a young age.
Kawaii Shiba Inu Marshmallows Too Sweet to Eat
Smiling Shiba sweets are the latest offering from Japanese company Felissimo, which is known for its cat-themed merchandise.
The Ephemeral Art of Japanese Bathhouses
The artists who specialize in painting Japanese bathhouses are few in number, but their enduring artistic spirit ensures the profession lives on.
Tokyo Festival to Celebrate Japanese Manholes
This Tokyo extravaganza will include everything from actual beautiful manhole covers to goods like miniatures and doormats, as well as manhole cover snacks and treats!
Robot Housekeepers in the Near Future
This housekeeping robot can keep your home spic and span while you're away!
Yokohama: The Most Desirable City in Kanto
For the second year in a row, Yokohama ranks #1 as the city most people want to live, according to a survey by the real estate site SUUMO.
Travel Like a Pro with the WOW! JAPAN APP
With the in-depth info of a guidebook and special discounts and coupons you can use on your trip, the WOW! JAPAN APP is one of the best tools for visitors to Japan!
Busiest Train in Tokyo to End Service Earlier
Tokyo's busiest train line, the JR Yamanote Line that loops around the city, is slated to end service about 30 minutes earlier.
Celebrate 2019 Cherry Blossom Season with Coke
Coca-Cola Japan unveiled new sakura-themed bottles for cherry blossom season in 2019.
Time-Lapse of Recovery: Ofunato
This time-lapse video of Ofunato, in Iwate Prefecture, helps show how far Tohoku has come in its recovery efforts, and how far it still has to come.
Pepsi's Japan Cola Debuts New Exclusive Flavor
Pepsi Japan's latest exclusive soft drink has a citrus finish that is familiar to Japanese fruit aficionados.
The Aerial Beauty of Japanese Highways
While they may seem perfectly mundane from ground level, Japanese highways are marvels of structural engineering, and look incredible from a bird's-eye view.