Get Fresh Noodles Delivered Right to Your Bowl
Have fun with your food with this in-home version of a slip and slide noodle party.
5 Dishes to Boost Your Japanese Cooking Skills
While it's not ideal, sheltering in place offers a chance for us to improve our life skills, especially cooking. We've got five excellent recipes for you to boost how many Japanese recipes you can make; perfect for your first post-coronavirus party.
5 Binge-Worthy Japanese TV Series
Japanese movies, television and anime are great for immersing yourself in local culture while the global pandemic keeps us indoors. And now, some of the best modern Japanese TV shows are easy to access via streaming sites! Here are some of our favorites.
Japanese Cocktails for Your Online Happy Hour
Want to spice up your online happy hour with some Japanese flavors? These five cocktails are for you!
Students Sing Out While Sheltering in Place
As students have been kept from their daily dose of in-person socializing and extracurricular clubs, sports drink Pocari Sweat’s recent ad starring a choir of sheltering-in-place junior and high school students has hit a resounding chord across Japan.
Religious Leaders Team Up to Pray for COVID-19
We're taking a look at this photo of religious leaders exhibiting all the elements we look for in an anime or movie scene when the most powerful members band together for the last stand.
Japan 1 Month Into State of Emergency
Many commuters are back in central Tokyo following the Golden Week Holiday, as Japan passes the one month mark since it declared a national state of emergency.
How to Be Safer while Social Distancing
A group of experts is suggesting new life routines for people to follow as an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus while maintaining a certain degree of social and economic activities.
Golden Week Staycations Reduce Tourism Traffic
As citizens follow the national order to stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19, tourist spots near Tokyo and major stations in the Japanese capital are quiet during the Golden Week holiday.
Tokyo Bento Shop Pays it Forward with IOU Food
As the loss of school lunches isn’t something some low-income families’ budgets can accommodate, local bento box lunch shop Chonando wants to help out by offering special reduced-price kids’ bento. Even for kids who cannot pay... for now at least.
5 Easy-to-Make Japanese Dishes
With many of us confined to our homes, we understand you might be missing some of your favorite Japanese flavors. Fortunately, these five easy dishes are a cinch to make from home!
Monk Covers Marley with Buddhist Instruments
Don't you worry about a thing, because this musical monk will make everything all right with his Bob Marley covers.
Japan Extends Stay Home Order to May 31
The Japanese government decided to keep the state of emergency in place to help reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus to May 31 nationwide.
These New Bento Fish Keep You Safe in Public
One small and easy replacement is changing this fish full of soy sauce into an easy-to-carry hand sanitizer bottle.
A Special Hidden Message about Staying Home
On May 6, Gifu Shimbun ran a full-page editorial encouraging their readers to stay home. Artfully executed, the message in the graphic ad is only legible from a distance. Can you read it?
Visit the Poo Museum from the Comfort of Home
The Poo Museum pop-up proved to be so successful, that long lines of fans were clenching in anticipation to get in. But, with COVID-19 keeping many facilities closed, customers can enjoy the museum from their own personal throne.
Some Businesses Resume Operations in Japan
Some department stores partially reopen while a major electronics firm resumes operations nationwide even as the state of emergency over the novel coronavirus continues.
2,000 COVID-19 Patients Recovering at Home
Japan’s health ministry says nearly 2,000 COVID-19 patients with minor symptoms were recuperating at home as of late April.
Studying Japanese at Home
A lot of language learners have had their educational plans disrupted by the COVID-19 epidemic. But that doesn't mean that your Japanese learning has to come to a halt!
Red Cross Releases Video to Reduce Virus Fears
For many, the Red Cross is a trusted source for international health concerns. And, right now they have a message that just might leave you a little less concerned about fear and misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.