All About Japan

Commuting by Boat in Tokyo

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

Redeveloping Shibuya

Shibuya has always been a center of culture focused on young people. Lately, the area has been redeveloped with a focus on high-rise shopping and office buildings aimed at a more mature clientele.

Improving Accessibility for Paralympics

With less than eight months to go until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, groups and individuals are trying to improve accessibility in the capital.

Cool Kanazawa Hotel Connecting People & Places

Kumu opened during the summer of 2017 in a building renovated by architect Yusuke Seki, who set out to design a space that is both inclusive and engaged with its context. Spoon & Tamago has the full story.

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.

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.

Tearing Down The House

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

Walk Through Time at the Edo Open Air Museum

At the Edo Open Air Museum, you can walk through time as you explore over 30 restored buildings with over 300 years of Japanese history.

Former Emperor Akihito Turns 86

Japan's Emperor Emeritus Akhito turns 86 years old.

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!

Ritual for the Regrets of Unused Paid-Time-Off

In Osaka, a Buddhist monk sat at the front of a large room chanting, surrounded by 300 lanterns. The chants, however, were not Buddhist scriptures. They were the regrets and remorse of individuals who had been unable to take their paid-time-off.

Exploring Art in the Ultimate Tokyo Staycation

If you're looking to dive deep into the art and culture of three of Tokyo's coolest neighborhoods without running yourself into the ground, this staycation itinerary is for you!

Tokyo Olympic Swimming Venue Unveiled

Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers unveil the 15,000-seat Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

New Low-Cost Carrier Unveils Cabin Interior

Zipair, a new low-cost carrier, is coming to Tokyo, and the company just released footage of its snazzy new airplane cabin.

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.

Narita Airport Marks Over 1 BILLION Travelers!

A ceremony celebrated some 1.1 billion travelers using Narita Airport since it opened in 1978.

Tokyo Tower Souvenirs to Remember Forever

Remember your trip to Tokyo's landmark red tower with the gift shop that has almost every souvenir imaginable.

2019 Ranking of Japan's Rudest Train Behaviors

Every year, commuters participate in an annual survey to determine the most aggravating behaviors observed on trains and at stations. Learn what not to do on Japanese transportation with the 2019 poll results.

Waste Oil Helps Illuminate Tokyo in Winter

Vibrant lights are illuminating Tokyo this winter, and some of them are actually powered by oil that would otherwise have been discarded!

A Stunning Photographic Look at Japan 2019

As the year comes to an end, we’re afforded several opportunities to reflect on the past 12 months, such as the Kansai Photojournalism Awards., where exceptional photojournalism and videography from 2019 were recognized by the association.

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