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.
Ghibli Giving Free Backgrounds for Video Chats
The world famous art house made available a series of stills from their films that can be used as video conferencing backgrounds. Learn which movie background images were released.
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.
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.
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.
Gundam in a Bottle
When following social distancing rules and staying home, the mind-numbing boredom can be enough to crush your spirit. However, for one Japanese netizen, social isolation has led to them showing off Gundam models built within leftover alcohol bottles.
Reduction in Commuters in Tokyo
Less commuters are seen in Tokyo’s major stations the metropolitan government’s “stay home” campaign to try to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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!
Staying Fit While Staying Home
Read on for some simple tips and tools for staying fit while staying at home.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore Japan with Virtual Tours
While we all wish we could travel right now, you can still discover the beauty of Japan from the comfort of your own home!
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.
3 Japanese Workout Videos for Your Funny Bone
We can't guarantee these videos will get you some gains while you're in quarantine, but they are sure to bring the pain... to your sides.
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!
Japan's 1918 Pandemic Prevention Posters
Even though Japan was widely cut off from much of the world when compared to today, the island nation still had to deal with the worldwide pandemic of 1918, better known as the Spanish Flu. These posters helped warn the populace of the time.