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The Best Sunglasses You Can Buy All Come From Japan

Italy has long reigned in the realm of premium eyewear, but a profusion of average frame construction has diminished its reputation among industry …

Jackets

Kingsman Glasses by Cutler and Gross - Ape to Gentleman

For those of you who wear glasses, and care how they look you’ll have no doubt arrive at Cutler and Gross. Founded in 1969, the British luxury …

Men's Fashion

Banshu Hamano Knife

The Banshu region in the Hyogo prefecture of Japan has a history of blacksmithing that dates back centuries. This Banshu Hamano Knife continues the …

Purify The Air With Activated Charcoal

Posted in Gear<p>Chikuno’s home air purifiers clean the air with all-natural activated charcoal and clay minerals. The porous structure of these …

Why Your Watch Deserves a Custom Strap

For luxury watches and men’s fashion as a whole, individuality is the new name of the game. Smaller independent watch brands — those offering new and …

14 Teeth Whiteners That Actually Really, Really Work

Charcoal powder, whitening paste, and LED kits that won't break the bank but will definitely whiten your smile!!<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock</b> …

B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen BO1643626 H9 Wireless Over-Ear Headphone with Active Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth 4.2 (Black)

This fits your .<p>to make sure this fits.<p>Wireless headphones with Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound and advanced Active Noise Cancellation. Connectivity …

Paid Program: A New Japanese Boom

Competing Globally<p>From Hiroshima<p>Yumi Kawahara President of Space Bio-Laboratories<p>Though more famous as Japan’s leading region for the manufacturing of transportation machinery, Hiroshima is emerging as a center for R&D into medical devices. Part of the attraction is the ease of travel to key …

20 Free Graphic Design eBooks to Learn Design From

Want to learn more about graphic design? This article includes an amazing collection of 20 <i>free graphic design eBooks</i> you can learn from. Learn new …

Watch: interviews with Japan's homeless

Greg is a Canadian living in Tokyo. He has a YouTube channel called Life Where I'm From, which explores what it's like to be a Westerner in Japan. …

Ask an Expert: Is It Actually Possible to Regrow Hair?

There's a lot of mythology and misconception in the world of male vanity. So we're tracking down industry professionals to set the record straight.<p>Every guy is at risk of losing his hair, some more quickly than others. It sucks. The follicle itself shrivels up and is rendered incapable of regrowing …

In Conversation with Ian Maclean, Managing Director of John Smedley - Ape to Gentleman

<i>Photography by Ape to Gentleman</i><p>Luxury knitwear brand John Smedley has long been a favourite of Ape to Gentleman- famed for its fine cotton and merino …

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate - Ape to Gentleman

More youthful and fresher looking skin, who’s interested? Me. A few of my contacts in the blogosphere had recommended Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery …

John Lobb Saint Crépin 2018 - 'Alwyn' - Ape to Gentleman

Introduced annually since 1996 by footwear brand John Lobb, this years’ limited edition Saint Crépin boasts an elegantly sloping toe which adds a …

Masterwal Ping Pong Table

Designed by Japanese designer Mikiya Kobayashi for Masterwal, a furniture manufacturer in Japan, this beautiful ping pong table is both minimalist …

Autodromo Introduces Iconic Stringback Driving Gloves in Navy and Ivory Finishes

New York-based watchmaker Autodromo has done a great job creating lifestyle products that complement their beautiful watches, with their Stringback …

Stay in a Historic Japanese Townhouse in Kyoto That Was Saved From Ruin

In order to save a Meiji-period machiya in Kyoto's Higashiyama District, four friends pooled together their resources and had the two-level townhouse renovated and transformed into Shimaya Stays—two beautifully simple apartments that are now available for rent.<p>Traditionally home to merchants and …

What will it take to convince Japanese to ‘choose family’?

Without a societal model that makes family life appear important and attractive, perhaps it's no wonder that many Japanese people have stopped …

What's the Difference Between J-Pop and K-Pop?

Though at times they get lumped into the same category, K-Pop (Korean pop), and J-Pop (Japanese pop) are as different from each other as they are …

Japan

The New Yakuza Murders: Inside the Japanese Mafia’s Circle of Death

When top Yakuza leaders die, many funerals follow. On Tuesday a ‘revolutionary’ member of the organization was targeted. He lived. His bodyguard …

Particle - Bakari

Bakari is a Japanese particle. Particles are generally considered to be similar to preposition in English. A particle is always placed after the word …

How to Say "Want" or "Desire" in Japanese

There are many ways to express wants or desire in Japanese depending on the situation. Are you in want of an object or an action? Are you speaking to …

Telling Time in Japanese

How to say 'what time is it?' in Japanese<p>Learning numbers in Japanese is the first step toward learning to count, handling cash transactions and …

Particles: De

What are particles?<p>Particles are probably one of the most difficult and confusing aspects of Japanese sentences. A particle (<b>joshi</b>) is a word that …

Learn How to Speak Correctly in a Restaurant in Japanese

The Appropriate Things to Say at a Restaurant in Japan<p>So, you're headed out to grab a bite to eat in Japan but aren't exactly sure what you should, …

Useful Japanese Expressions

Japanese Audio Phrasebook<p>Whether you're traveling to Japan or simply want to learn a new language, here are some useful Japanese expressions to get …

How to Say the Months, Days, and Seasons in Japanese

Audio files make learning the words and phrases easy<p>There is no capitalization in Japanese. Months are basically numbers (1–12) + <i>gats</i><i>u</i><i>,</i> which means, …

John Hardy x Joya Sedap Malam Scented Candle - Ape to Gentleman

Upgrade your candle game with these two modern-day artisans; handcrafted jeweller John Hardy and Brooklyn-based fragrance design studio Joya. The New …

Hardy

Kickstarter will launch in Japan on September 13th

Kickstarter is coming to Japan on September 13th. The company confirmed the date in an emailed announcement today and said interested creators should email japan@kickstarter.com. Although people from Japan could always back a project, or launch their own through a partnership with a US-based …

A Visitors Guide to the Tokyo Imperial Palace

<b>A guide to what to see and do at the Tokyo Imperial Palace. History, architecture, a museum, music and spectacular gardens.</b>The Tokyo Imperial Palace …