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Inside Tokyo’s super-cute hedgehog cafe

Tokyo is known for its many themed cafes, including ones dedicated to cats and owls. Customers who stop in for coffee can play with the critters.<p>In …

Forget the Cherry Blossoms, the 'Three Shibas' Are the Best Tourist Attraction in Japan (Video)

When traveling in Japan, there are a few iconic things every first-time visitor should see, such as the cherry blossom bloom, the geishas performing …

Map of Japan in 1570, Abraham Ortelius.

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

Short Fascinating Film Shows How Japanese Soy Sauce Has Been Made for the Past 750 years

A few years back, we visited Hōshi, a hotel located in Komatsu, Japan, which holds the distinction of being the 2nd oldest hotel in the world, and …

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Wagyu and Kobe Beef, Explained

If you’re dropping $150 for a steak, you should know what you’re getting into. All your questions, answered.<p>The words "wagyu" and "Kobe" get thrown …

Japan’s Isolation 2.0

The taxi driver who took me from Tokyo train station to my hotel had turned his cell phone sideways, like a television, and propped it up on the …

Japanese bus drivers go on a strike – but it’s different !

Bus drivers in the Japanese city of Okayama are on strike as they seek greater job security in the face of stiff competition. They haven’t stopped …

Tiny, Ambivalent Storage Drawers from Japan

There's a craftsman in Japan going by the handle Conocoto (I looked it up, it's a town in Peru) who makes these tiny, ambivalent storage …

Victims of Japan's forced sterilizations demand justice after decades of silence | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - One day when Saburo Kita was 14, he was taken from an institution for troubled children to see a doctor. Despite protesting that his health was fine, he was ordered to strip, lie down on a table, and was given a local anesthetic.<p>A 75-year-old man, who goes by the name Saburo Kita …

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They Made a Pink Water Cake Because ‘Tis The Season

Every spring in Japan when the sakura trees bloom the National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place, bringing in tourists for this special time of …

Bluffing Photos Of Tokyo

The goal of <b>Hiro Goto</b> ? Highlight the different facets of the city of Tokyo where traditions merge with the modern. To do this, he captured images of …

Discover the Japanese Museum Dedicated to Collecting Rocks That Look Like Human Faces

It says something about the human brain that we so often see the shape of human faces in inanimate things — and that we feel such amusement and even …

Inside the Tokyo restaurant with its own indoor forest and cave

Tokyo has no shortage of incredible and unique restaurants offering every kind of food imaginable. A world famous culinary hot spot, the city has something to impress everyone, and now, that includes a tranquil, nature-inspired restaurant in the heart of the fashionable Roppongi district that …

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Melt

Melt is a minimalist house located in Osaka, Japan, designed by SAI Architecture Design Office. The site is situated on a slightly elevated lot …

The Hidden History of Japan’s Folk-Rock Boom

When the Japanese singer-songwriter Kenji Endo first heard Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” as a young student in Tokyo in the 1960s, he was perplexed — offended, even. Aren’t pop vocals supposed to be pretty? But by the third listen, Mr. Endo remembered that he was in awe: “This guy is creating …

A Super-Insulated Home in Japan Brings Comfort to an Elderly Couple - Dwell

This retreat in Ehime in northwestern Shikoku belongs to an aging husband and wife who don't see eye-to-eye on air conditioning.<p>He is averse to air conditioning, but she can't stand the heat. The couple hired local Ehime studio Takashi Okuno & Associates to design this modern Japanese home, where …

Welcome To Utsunomiya, The City Of Jazz Bars, Cocktails, And Gyoza!

What comes up to mind when you hear the name "<b>Utsunomiya</b>"? Many might think right away about gyoza, a dish that is so popular in Utsunomiya that it …

New Year’s Eve in Japan: Watching a hit TV show about a man who eats alone

TOKYO — Forget big and almost always disappointing parties, and that struggle to get home after midnight. In Japan, New Year's Eve is all about watching TV at home with your family, a reward after you've done your end-of-year deep clean.<p>Usually, Japanese families gather to watch the "Year-end Song …

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Tsutaya Book Apartment: Stay overnight at new 24-hour bookstore in Tokyo

With<b> private booths</b>, <b>showers</b> and a <b>women’s-only floor</b>, this is one of the best places to stay in Tokyo.If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in …

House in Ishikiri

House in Ishikiri<p>0,00<p>from <b>0</b> members<p><b>653</b> page view<p>Description<p>This combined residence and business is located on a gently sloping property on the east …

Hypnotic moving map of Tokyo’s crazy rush hour trains almost makes them relaxing【Video】

There’s definitely <b>a beauty to the controlled chaos of the morning commute</b> in Japan’s capital.If you were going to describe<b> the Tokyo morning commute</b> …

Wind of Okhotsk: Minimalist Street Photography by Ying Yin

<b>Ying Yin</b> is a talented photographer, adventurer and artist currently based in Shanghai, China. Ying shoots a lot of architecture, travel and …

Raze, rebuild, repeat: why Japan knocks down its houses after 30 years

Unlike in other countries, Japanese homes become valueless over time – but as the population shrinks, can its cities finally learn to slow down and refurb?<p>In the suburban neighbourhood of Midorigaoka, about an hour by train outside Kobe, Japan, all the houses were built by the same company in the …

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Hito ni Yasashiku

Details<p><b>Title:</b> 人にやさしく / 3ピース<p><b>Title (romaji):</b> Hito ni Yasashiku<p><b>Also known as:</b> Basically Nice / Be Nice to People / 3 Peace<p><b>Genre:</b> Family Drama<p><b>Episodes:</b> 11<p>…

Japan’s Big #MeToo Moment: You Think Hollywood Abuses Women? You Oughta See Tokyo.

Shiori Ito was determined not to let her alleged rapist go unpunished. Now the global uproar that began with allegations against Harvey Weinstein is …

10 of the Most Hipster Cafés in Tokyo

These Tokyo cafés work hard to set themselves apart from your average neighborhood coffeehouse.<p>Lotus<p>Cafe, $$$<p>Share with …

Norimaki Mochi (Rice Cake with Sweet Soy Sauce and Wrapped in Seaweed)

Norimaki mochi is a traditional Japanese dish of mochi (rice cake) seasoned with a sweet and savory soy glaze and wrapped in a piece of seaweed. …

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Illuminating Lamps Made From Real Bread by Yukiko Morita

Japanese artist Yukiko Morita always loved bread. Not only was it delicious but there was something about that special combination of flour and yeast …

Beautiful Japanese dessert looks like cube of crystal-blue water, only sold at convenience store

Gorgeous enough for the fanciest restaurant in Tokyo, this is actually available only from one of Japan’s most popular <b>convenience store</b> chains.<p>When …

Why You Must Bring Home a Tokyo Banana to Your Loved Ones

A golden spongy treat is the ultimate (and anticipated!) Tokyo souvenir.<p>Japan has a rich gift-giving culture. From the wrapping to of the present, …