Apparently, some Japanese men really don’t like to eat alone in public. But are they simply too shy, or is there something else going on?
Glossy postcards of today have nothing on these atmospheric images.
Last year about 5 million Chinese tourists visited Japan, and Chinese website NetEase was kind enough to compile a list of seven of Japan’s most unusual habits according to them.
This is the first time we’ve ever seen a levitating bonsai.
In an era of executions and forced suicides, this is one presentation you wouldn’t want to doze off in.
As shocking as it may sound to a Westerner’s ears, some Japanese kids continue bathing with their parents up until high school. It turns out, though, that doing so may have a positive impact on their grades.
There was a time when sumo wrestlers and kimono-clad ladies made shipping companies look beautiful.
Now you can boost your chance of passing an exam by calling for a Kit Kat cab in Japan.
It does pay better than being a superhero, after all.
Use of Swastika-like maji symbol deemed “inappropriate” for maps for foreign users.
Japanese blogger and internationalist Madame Riri explores five prejudices and misconceptions foreign male-Japanese female couples experience in Japan.
Heading to Kyoto soon? Simply want to know more about Japan’s ancient capital? We have the perfect book and DVD for you—and you could win them by answering one easy question!
If you’re a history buff, or time traveler, this could come in handy.
Who doesn’t love getting a free book? Especially when that book is over 300 years old!
Coming to Japan and dressing up like a geisha is a bit like going to the USA and dressing up as a confederate soldier. Sure it’s fun, but it doesn’t really reflect modern society. What you need to feel the Japan of today is leopard print…and lots of it!
The legendary creator of Lone Wolf and Cub has no patience for such affronts to fine dining.
Food fight! Are these foods cultural adaptations, or abominations? Students take up issue with their university’s menu.
‘Tis the season for grumbling about cultural differences, but does it have to be?
Experience the samurai spirit first-hand with original swords and armour at the recently opened Samurai Museum.
After a week in China, one of our Japanese writers brought home a list of thoughts to share with us.