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Move Over Scandinavia, It’s Time For Japanese Mysteries

Just as the works of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbø have popularized Scandinavian noir to fans in many countries, so too have Japanese mysteries begun to …

Books

Why Japan is in thrall to figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japan is in thrall to Yuzuru Hanyu following the successful defense of his Olympic single skating title on Saturday, after he became the first male figure skater since 1952 to win back-to-back skating golds.<p>"The people are fascinated by his personality, his performance, and his charm," …

Yuzuru Hanyu

Rumors of leaked starter Pokémon for next game in series have fans keeping their fingers crossed

Their authenticity is debatable, but their <b>cuteness is unquestionable</b>.<p>When you stop and think about it, the official English slogan for the <b>Pokémon</b> …

Pokémon

PPAP singer gets slapped on the butt by an idol in video for his newest song, “Vegetable”【Video】

<b>Pikotaro</b> teams up with <b>idol unit Momoiro Clover Z</b> as he releases <b>the companion song to “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen.”</b> <br>It’s hard to imagine <b>Pikotaro</b>, the …

Gardening

It’s a Japanese boxed lunch in the palm of your hand with the new bento rice ball

Convenience store’s <b>deluxe onigiri</b> is <b>a bento boxed lunch you can eat with one hand</b>.Every Japanese <b>convenience store</b> has shelves of pre-made <b>bento boxed</b> …

Japan

Helping Aspiring Japanese International Students Get Over the High Cost Hurdle

<b>A recent article published in The Japan Times took on a perplexing question: Why don’t more Japanese students study abroad? According to the</b> …

College & University

8 foods that are in Japan that should be sold in the US too

8 Japanese Snacks That Should be Sold in the U.S.<p>Japanese snacks are on the rise; drop your Cheetos and lets go!<p>February 20, 2018<p>The United States …

Japan

As Japan falls out of love with sake, brewers look to the West

KYOTO, Japan — Sake runs in Tokubee Masuda’s blood. He’s the 14th generation of his family to operate one of the many sake breweries in Fushimi, a small district in Japan’s old capital of Kyoto.<p>Masuda’s passion shines through as he escorts visitors around the Tsukino Katsura facility, explaining …

Japan

4 Essential Ramen-Eating Tips Every Seasoned Foodie Knows

Ramen isn’t <i>just</i> a bowl of Japanese noodle soup, and it goes way beyond the instant stuff you grew up eating in your dorm room. At a proper ramen house, the broth takes hours to slow cook, the noodles are often handmade, and the toppings are carefully considered and hand-crafted. There’s an entire …

Food & Dining

Japanese couples are fighting to keep their names—and identities—distinct when they marry

Masaka Yamaura, a 33-year-old mother of one in Tokyo, adopted her husband’s last name—Takahashi—after she married. But her new name never sat right with her. To return to her former self, she took a drastic step.<p>“I felt like I had been living as a different person. ‘Takahashi’ and ‘Yamaura’ are …

Liberal Democratic Party

El extraño viaje de Babymetal

Babymetal, 2015. Fotografía: Cordon.<p>Hay carreras musicales extrañas e inexplicables, y está la carrera musical de <b>Babymetal</b>. Si usted ya conoce a …

[2018/2/18] Top 3 bands on J-Rock News, on J-Melo (NHK World)

Indie Music

Seiji and the spirit of Yngwie Malmsteen barely interview a Japanese actress【Interview】

In order to confront the intimidating and multi-talented <b>Rena “Non” Nonen</b>, our interviewer summons a god of rock.<p>Seiji Nakazawa is well-known as a …

Keanu Reeves

Affordable glasses that help blind people understand text now receiving crowdfunding support

A simple concept that will forever change the lives of the visually impaired.<p>Japanese society provides <b>tremendous support for blind people</b>, not only …

Incorporated

Unsatisfied customer returns "moldy" Japanese cracker to company, receives an essay in return

Netizens are impressed with how manufacturer admits fault and tackles the problem scientifically.<p><b>Japanese rice crackers</b>, or <i>senbei</i>, are delicious when …

Japan

Survey suggests Tokyo women expect men to spend big on Valentine’s Day return gifts

<b>Participants say that even if a guy were to spend three times as much on a thank-you present, it still wouldn’t be enough</b>.A few days have passed …

Japan

Rival skaters from Japan and South Korea embrace spirit of ‘Peace Olympics’

FRIENDSHIP and reconciliation have been among the enduring themes of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang – and no one has embraced this more than …

North Korea

Japan’s Kodaira wins Olympic 500 over South Korea’s Lee

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Nao Kodaira burst off the line, furiously pumping her arms and legs to build up speed. She shot around the oval in a blur and crossed the finish line, the 500-meter Olympic speedskating gold medal easily in hand.<p>With two pairs to go, Kodaira could watch knowing that …

South Korea

SPEEDSKATING/ S. Korea media: Kodaira

SEOUL--South Korean media found something perhaps more precious than gold for their Olympic coverage: the friendship that has developed between …

Speed Skating

[Newsmaker] Lee Sang-hwa’s third Olympic medal touches hearts of South Koreans

After winning silver in the women’s 500-meter speedskating Sunday, Lee Sang-hwa, South Korea’s two-time defending Olympic champion, burst into …

Gymnastics

Speed skating: South Korea, Japan celebrate skaters' bonhomie

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A photo of rival skaters from South Korea and Japan hugging each other after a tense race has touched many hearts in the two neighbours with a bitter history, with many including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe applauding their friendship.<p>Japanese skater Nao …

North Korea

Namie Amuro's Greatest Hits Album 'Finally' Reaches 2 Million Mark in Japan

Popular J-pop girl group <a href="/music/Morning-Musume">Morning Musume.</a>'s mini-album sold 43,629 copies in its first three days of sales and …

Japan

Olympics: South Korea, Japan celebrate skaters' bonhomie

GANGNEUNG, South Korea: A photo of rival skaters from South Korea and Japan hugging each other after a tense race has touched many hearts in the two …

North Korea

Japanese Restaurant Becomes Internet Sensation for Its All-Natural Blue Soup

Kipposhi, a restaurant in Tokyo, Japan, has seen its popularity skyrocket recently, after photos of its bright blue ramen soup started going viral on …

Japan

Japanese car hits 0-60mph in under two seconds

Aspark have released incredible footage showing the electric hypercar smashing the sub-2-second mark. The clip was shot at a manufacturing facility …

Cities, prefectures rush to localize ordinances for Airbnb-type lodging before minpaku law takes effect

Towns, cities and prefectures want to tweak national regulations to address their own needs so the industry for private lodging can flourish without …

Regulation

In Japan, a Liberal Maverick Is Seeking to Lead a Conservative Party

TOKYO — Late in December, Taro Kono, the foreign minister of Japan, was hospitalized to have a ureteral stone removed. That night, he appeared at a party for the 84th birthday of Emperor Akihito. The next day, he campaigned on behalf of a mayoral candidate on the southern island of Kyushu, almost …

Japan

Japan's famed hot springs called on to share the steam

TOKYO -- So far, Japan's geothermal power does little more than provide the water for the country's countless "onsen" hot springs.<p>But the nation sits …

Renewable Energy

Mirai Nagasu and Chloe Kim Are Not Your Immigrant Fantasy

U.S. Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu landed the notoriously challenging triple axel on Monday night, making national and athletic history. She …

Mirai Nagasu

Japan, short of workers, eyes hiking optional pension age beyond 70

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has okayed plans to let people choose to start drawing their state pensions beyond the age of 70 as it grapples with severe labor shortages, ballooning welfare costs and a shriveling tax base stemming from its greying population.<p>The government said on Friday it would look to …

Retirement