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“Art pod” exhibit to open millennial lifestyle hotel in Shibuya

A new lifestyle hotel featuring “art pods,” capsules covered in works of art in which guests can spend the night, was unveiled in Tokyo’s fashionable …

Japan

“Sakura Train” in Tokyo set for departure ahead of cherry blossom season

Tokyo Metro has announced the operation of a specially decorated “Sakura Train” as part of a campaign designed to help passengers get the best out of …

Japan

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics highlights: Forget Hanyu, Shuzo steals the show

Former tennis pro Matsuoka Shuzo was the highlight of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics for this expat viewer in Japan, beating even the …

Winter Olympics

Living in Akihabara: Anything beyond the otaku, tech & duty-free?

Taken at surface value Akihabara, Tokyo is likely a polarizing place. For some, the mix of otaku culture, tech / duty free shopping, video game / …

Tokaigi Game Party Japan’s largest “visitor participation” gaming event, switched on, and dealt out the cards for a weekend of hands-on gaming near the capital.

Japan’s largest “visitor participation” gaming event, the Tokaigi Game Party Japan, plugged in, switched on, and dealt out the cards Saturday, for a …

Nestlé to serve Ruby chocolate in drink form with world-first KitKat

Nestlé Japan Ltd. announced Tuesday a limited-time-only hot chocolate drink made with the new Ruby chocolate, the same chocolate that was used to …

Japan's Valentine's Day chocolates, treats come dressed for the occasion

The approach of Valentine's Day sees the seasonal themage continues to come thick and fast in Japan. No sooner have we piled on the pounds over …

Singer May J. opens Japan’s earliest “hanami” event of the year

R&B, pop singer May J. marked the opening of the latest immersive art experience from creative company NAKED Inc. in Tokyo, Monday with a performance …

World's first Ruby KitKat drops in Japan for Valentine’s Day

Nestlé Japan Ltd. unveiled its “Sublime Ruby KitKat,” the first in the world to commercialize the naturally pink “Ruby” chocolate at a ceremony in …

Tokyo Auto Salon rolls into 2018 on largest-ever scale

Tokyo Auto Salon 2018 rolled into town near the Japan capital Friday beginning a three-day extravaganza of custom cars that organizers are hoping …

Auto Shows

Tokyo Auto Salon 2018; wildest custom cars back in town in even greater number

Tokyo Auto Salon 2018 kicked off it’s annual custom-car showcase Friday, the 36th anniversary of the show, and what organizers hope will be the …

Japan

Biggest and best auto shows in Japan: 2018 and beyond

This weekend will see the Tokyo Auto Salon “tuner” extravaganza roll into the Japan capital to kick off another year, and another schedule, of …

Japan

How living in Japan softens post-festive season blues

While the post-Christmas / New Year festive season perhaps marks the beginning of the bleakest time of year for many people around the world, January …

Japan

GALLERY: Bird's eye view of year's first sunrise, Mt. Fuji

Japan Airlines Co. and All Nippon Airways Co. flew charters from Tokyo's Haneda airport on Monday for an aerial view of the first sunrise of 2018 and …

Zodiac

10 most amazing buildings in Japan: foreign tourists, architects choose for TV

Foreign tourists and foreign architects working in Japan picked out the most amazing buildings in all of Japan for a popular TV program that aired …

Japan

You’d be amazed at what you can find in the trash in Japan. Like wads of cash!

Cash totalling over 25 million yen was found at waste disposal facilities in Toyama Prefecture in eastern Japan over October and November, with no …

Japan

Tokyo Comic Con 2017: Cosplay and comics come to the capital

Tokyo Comic Con 2017 came back to Japan for a second year Friday, kicking off a three-day extravaganza of comics, movies, and Comic Con cosplay at …

Comics

N. Korea fires suspected ICBM with longest range so far

SEOUL - North Korea fired a suspected intercontinental ballistic missile early Wednesday that experts said may have a longer potential range than any …

Christmas markets in Tokyo and around, 2017

Christmas in Japan sometimes takes on a German feel with German-influenced Christmas markets popping up throughout the nation. Here we get festive at …

Ruling party conflicted about same-sex couples attending imperial banquets

TOKYO - Japan's internal affairs minister expressed discomfort Friday with a comment by a senior fellow member of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party …

Rare Pokemon Go characters draw fans to Japanese sand dune

TOTTORI, Japan - Flocks of "Pokemon Go" fans descended on the enormous Tottori Sand Dunes in western Japan on Nov. 24 as a three-day event for the …

Biggest and best anime, manga, otaku events in Japan

Japan’s biggest anime, manga, and cosplay events take place throughout the year with December, in particular, host to some of the heavy hitters, …

One of Japan’s most loved winter illuminations Caretta Shidome brings Disney to big-business Tokyo

2017 sees the winter illuminations at Caretta Shiodome switched on for the 12th year in a display of lights, this year based on the Disney’s “Beauty …

Ryokan's private cable car takes guests to amazing mountain-top onsen, Nagano

Sitting at an elevation of 1000m hot-spring ryokan Tokiwa-kan, Nagano boasts what must be one of Japan's most unique onsen experiences - a …

GALLERY: “Dream Yosakoy Festival” Tokyo 2017

The 16th “Dream Yosakoy Festival” was held in Tokyo over the holiday weekend with some 70 teams from around Japan gathering in the capital to perform …

Japan does Halloween really well, even in the rain, Shibuya 2017

Looming Typhoon Saola wasn't enough to dampen the chaos of another year of Halloween mayhem on the streets of Shibuya, Tokyo 2017.<p>It's a somewhat …

Cars & kit of Tokyo Motor Show 2017: Reimagining the wheel

The 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017 opened its doors to the general public today at Tokyo Big Sight, promising to take car enthusiasts “beyond the motor” …

Raining cats at Kagurazaka Bakeneko 2017, Tokyo

The sudden change to cold, wet weather didn’t deter a spirited group of humans dressed as cats, and their observers, who turned out for the Bakeneko …

Best spots for viewing autumn leaves in Kansai, how much it costs to get to them

The viewing of koyo (紅葉), or “autumn leaves”, in the Kansai region of Japan typically kicks off around mid-November for most spots with some leaves …

Court orders gov't, Tepco to pay 500 mil. yen over Fukushima crisis

FUKUSHIMA, Japan - A district court Tuesday ordered the state and the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant to pay damages over the 2011 …