All About Japan

Tearing Down The House

Officials in Tokyo spent nearly US$27,000 tearing down a decaying house in the Kita Ward.

Bungee Jumping into Adulthood

Some of Japan’s new adults celebrate their coming of age this year with bungee jumping.

Dashi Chazuke En: Umami-Filled Comfort Food

At Dashi Chazuke En, you can experience the unique texture and flavor of "Ochazuke," warm rice soaked in a gentle broth overflowing with umami flavors.

Crowning This Year's 'Luckiest Man in Japan'

Men from around Japan take part in a race at Nishinomiya Shrine in a bid to become this year’s "Luckiest Man."

Tokyo Government Revving Up for Olympic Games

Officials are getting ready for the 2020 Games with exactly 200 days to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony.

Cardboard Beds for Olympians Revealed

In order to be more eco-conscious, Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic athletes will sleep in beds made of cardboard.

First Cherry Blossom Forecast of 2020

It's that time of year again! If you're planning to come see Japan's gorgeous cherry blossoms this year, you'll want to start planning now.

Bask in the Cuteness Overload of @home cafe

You only live once, so you might as well go to a maid cafe at least once too. At @home cafe, surround yourself with cute maids in cute outfits, serving you cute food in a cute manner. Did we mention it's all so very cute!

New Year, New Swords

Bladesmiths in central Japan show visitors the traditional method for making Japanese swords.

Hokkaido Feeling Record Cold -25° Temps

Inland areas of Hokkaido including Etanbetsu and Horokanai are setting record temperatures near -25°C, the coldest this year in all of Japan.

Unique Ways New Years 2020 Was Celebrated

New Years in Japan is steeped in traditions, but there was more than one way to celebrate the coming of the new decade.

Commuting by Boat in Tokyo

A boat-commuting experiment is carried out in Tokyo in hopes to ease train congestion.

Hang Out at the Hammock Cafe, Literally

The next time you hang out with your friends, go on and really "hang out"—in a hammock, that is. At the Hammock Cafe + Gallery Mahika Mano, there are no chairs, only hammocks.

Tokyo Olympics Preparations Almost Completed

With less than seven months to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics begin, preparations in Japan are almost completed.

Annual Firefighter Ceremony Heats Up Tokyo

Tokyo firefighters take part in a yearly ceremony to mark the official start of duties in the New Year, much to the crowd's anticipation and delight. And we've got the thrilling video of the exercises.

Ghosn’s Escape from Japan: How Did He Do It?

The details of how former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn escaped from Japan in violation of his bail have emerged, and it's a pretty unbelievable story!

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Official Posters Unveiled

Visitors to an art museum in Tokyo got a look at the official art posters for the 2020 Olympic Games coming to Tokyo.

People Are Grabbing Paper for Health

People scramble to grab pieces of “sacred” paper from a demon at a Shinto shrine in southwestern Japan.

Tokyo 2020 Venue Unveiled

We've got your sneak peek at the volleyball and wheelchair basketball venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Japanese Tradition of Scaring Kids Continues!

Men dressed as demons scare children in northeastern Japan to discourage them from being lazy.

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