Japan

What A Crappy Tokyo Apartment

There might be apartments that are smaller. There might be apartments that are dirtier or are in worse neighborhoods. But this is one bad Tokyo …

Japan considers easing Chinese visa rules to extend tourism boom

Japan is considering relaxing restrictions on visas for tourists from China, three people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday, hoping to extend a tourism boom and lend support to consumer spending.<p>Since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office in late 2012, his government has …

Shinzo Abe

Celebrating Leather, Rugged Men, and Fisting in Tokyo - Vice

It only took 30 minutes before I saw a guy getting fisted in the back room, and that's how I knew I was going to have a good time at last weekend's Folsom Black leather and BDSM party in Tokyo.<p>Since it was established more than 30 years ago, Folsom Street Fair has grown from a humble gathering of …

Tokyo

This Parking Lot In Tokyo Will Bring All Your Car Fantasies To Life

Bright lights, loud noises, and old meeting new. Tokyo is all those things, and the same can be said about its Tatsumi Parking Area. Perhaps one of …

The Under-$30 Pour-Over Set That Makes Perfect Coffee

A good cup of coffee is an important part of your morning. Hell, for a lot of us, it's an integral part of our life. And while there are a handful of …

Osaka

Japan ruling party urges government to acquire capability to hit enemy bases

Japan's ruling party on Thursday urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government to consider acquiring the capability to hit enemy bases and to beef up missile defense, as North Korea defies U.N. sanctions with its nuclear and missile development.<p>"North Korea's provocations have reached a level where …

North Korea

A body language expert breaks down 6 of Trump's handshakes

US President Donald Trump has a notoriously weird handshake.<p>It's practically a meme now. It's well-established that Trump often tends to pull recipients in close, throw in a couple of pats here and there, and take his time finishing up the handshake.<p>via GIPHY<p>So, what's going on with this handshake …

Body Language

5 Retro Games to Experience Medieval Japan With

Longing to experience medieval Japan, with its unique culture and gorgeous architecture? Here are five retro games that can teleport you right into …

Tokyo

Eyeing Vegas-Like Casinos, Japan Weighs Restrictions on Pachinko - Bloomberg

As Japan prepares for its first Las Vegas-style casino resorts, the government is considering restrictions on existing gambling establishments, …

Gambling

Tokyo travel tips, day 2: busy Takeshita street and quiet alleys of Harajuku

<i>Carla and I took a one-week trip to Tokyo. It was my sixth visit to Japan's capital, and it was my favorite so far. For the next few days, I'll be</i> …

Tokyo

Why Japan's Rail Workers Can't Stop Pointing at Things

It is hard to miss when taking the train in Tokyo. White-gloved employees in crisp uniforms pointing smartly down the platform and calling …

Weird

Long-Time ‘Pacifist’ Japan Calling For Right To Launch Attack On North Korea

Advertisement<p>Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering altering Japan’s constitution to allow the country to launch preemptive strikes.<p>Japan is …

North Korea

Toshiba gets go-ahead for chip unit sale at angry shareholder meeting

Toshiba Corp shareholders agreed to split off its prized NAND flash memory unit on Thursday, paving the way for a sale to raise at least $9-billion to cover U.S. nuclear unit charges that threaten the conglomerate’s future.<p>Coming a day after Westinghouse filed for bankruptcy, the extraordinary …

Business

Nintendo Switch Sales Nearly Double In Japan

Good news for Nintendo! Switch sales nearly doubled in Japan during the last sales week, when compared to the previous week’s.<p>According to <i>4Gamer</i>, via …

Nintendo

Glendale’s Comfort Women Memorial “Controversy” a Symbol of Passive Liberalism

By Steph Cha Japan — as in the country — has beef with the city of Glendale. During World War II, the Japanese government forced about 200,000* women …

Top 5 To Dos in Japan

<i>PHOTO: The Fushimi Inari-Taisha shrine (Photo via Flickr/Balazs Szanto)</i><p>TravelBound has the scoop on Japan.<p>From hot springs to castles, and …

Japan Travel

Plan a Trip to Gawk at Japan's Latest Obsession: $27,000 Luxury Fruit Sold in Fancy Parlors

Japan is well known to be a country that thinks of everything. Literally <i>everything</i> — such as smartphone toilet paper. And the latest trend coming out …

Fruit

82-year-old woman still turning the tables as world's oldest DJ

- A grandmother in Japan is proving that age is nothing but a number for some, as she keeps turning the tables.<p>The 82-year-old lady is one of the …

House in Mukainada is a Hiroshima home that straddles a circular path

Japanese studio FujiwaraMuro Architects has completed a house in Hiroshima, featuring a circular concrete and wood path that loops through both the …

Hiroshima

Kyoto Imperial Palace. Kyoto, Japan. By Timothy Shill.

<b>Kyoto Imperial Palace.</b> Kyoto, Japan. By Timothy Shill.<p><i>JPGs</i> <i>is a photo peek into wherever gamers might find interesting. If you’re a photographer and</i> …

Kyoto

Nuclear Disaster Evacuees Welcomed Home By Cherry Blossoms

The town of Tomioka in Japan’s Fukushima prefecture has been barren for the last six years. The symbolic cherry trees there have been some of the …

Nuclear Energy

Three unique ways to unwind in Okinawa

Though Japanese visitors have winged their way south for years, the secret is out. Okinawa and the southwestern islands have all the white-sand beaches and entrancingly clear blue waters of your tropical fantasies, but the island chain’s less conventional attractions make them enticingly worth the …

Okinawa

Millennial Startups Flocking to This Seaside City in Japan - Bloomberg

From the fifth-floor office of his internet startup, Kazz Watabe can see the sea bass jump in the bay as he works on his fishing website to the sound …

State Street

9 Things You Need To Know For Watching Sumo in Japan

Watching sumo in Japan is an amazing experience, but you’ll want to make sure you plan ahead & know what you’re in for. Luckily, we’ve got it all …

Japan Travel

Lou Doillon's favorite places in Japan

Lou Doillon's Instagram is filled with her favorite spots across Japan. From Tokyo to Kyoto via Kamakura, take a look at the Parisian's adventures …

Tokyo

An Unassuming Tokyo Enclave’s Moment

On a recent weeknight at Ahiru Store, a gastro wine bar in the Tomigaya neighborhood of Tokyo, the seven guests lucky enough to grab a spot at the counter noshed on dishes like freshly made pâté, French-style onion pie, avocado and octopus salad, and what might be best described as a pan-fried take …

Tokyo

Why Breakfast Is So Big in Japan Right Now

While we have been hitting snooze on our alarm clocks, Japan has been waking extra up early to practice <i>asakatsu</i>. The word combines the Japanese term</i> …

Restaurants

Under intense international pressure, why does Japan continue whaling?

THE imminent return of the Japanese whaling fleet following their annual “scientific” mission to hunt and kill over 300 minke whales in Antarctic …

Whaling

Japan scientist eyes energy burst from 'typhoon turbine'

Most people look for a place to hide when a typhoon is on the horizon, but Atsushi Shimizu hopes that the fury of nature may one day help …

Wind Power