culture

Japan’s government reconsiders plan to change country’s iconic hot spring symbol after backlash

Two prefectures, both famous for their onsen, are particularly opposed to the switch.

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Amateur filmmaker’s videos are a time capsule of Tokyo in the year 1990 【Video】


Take a trip back to the metropolis at the peak of the Bubble Era with this fascinating series of candid video montages.

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More Japanese are marrying friends and acquaintances because they don’t want to bother with dating

Japan’s latest buzzword, “Marriage sans dating,” sheds some light on new Japanese romantic customs.

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Japanese Twitter user reveals the secret gift foreigners love to get from Japanese tourists

It’s cheap, easy, and it makes their Naruto dreams come true.

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W.T.F. Japan: Top 5 crazy awesome features of Japanese restaurants 【Weird Top Five】

Five reasons why dining in Japan may be the best in the world.

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Survey finds more than half of Japanese women’s nieces don’t call them “aunt”

Culture and linguistics make the most obvious form of address an unpopular choice.

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Japan’s new Rilakkuma incense lets you put your deceased relatives’ souls at ease

Just because your loved ones have moved on from this world doesn’t mean they won’t appreciate a little cuteness.

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“Cat shrine” status causing problems for Japan’s millennium-old Izumoiwai Shrine

Priests struggling to humanely keep cat population under control, asking for visitors’ help.

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Tokyo’s beautiful new license plates are based on one of Japan’s most famous woodblock paintings

Ukiyo-e master Hokusai’s iconic seascape is now appearing on eligible motor vehicles in the capital.

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New interactive video takes you through traditional and modern Japan in three minutes 【Video】

From well-known tourist spots to more obscure sites and mysterious activities, this beautiful new video will make you want to pack your bags and head to Japan!

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Awesome Pokémon osechi New Year’s meals elegantly blend Japan’s traditional and pop culture

Pikachu is ready to help you ring in the new year with 24 auspicious dishes served inside a giant Poké Ball!

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Collection of Osamu Tezuka’s erotic animal manga sketches published for first time, available now

Creator of Astro Boy also had a knack for drawing sexy mouse ladies.

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Religious chocolate nipples ranging from young girls to mature ladies launched in Japan

Japan has somehow managed to combine nipples and Buddhist temples to create sacred nipple chocolates.

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Meet the “world’s best dressed farmer,” Japan’s Kiyoto Saito 【Video】

This stylish young man is making news internationally for working on his rice farm every day in a suit.

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Edo era-themed sushi restaurant to bring delicious food, historical decor to Tokyo this month

Take a trip back in time, and enjoy some sushi while you’re at it!

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The wasabi you eat probably isn’t wasabi, according to new video from Japan

With beautiful images of pristine Japanese countryside, this clip explains why real wasabi is hard to find.

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Animated GIFs of traditional Japanese woodworking joints are mesmerising to watch

Exploring the many ways wood pieces can slot into each other is the most strangely satisfying experience we’ve had today!

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Pokémon becomes fine art with series of two hand-crafted Pikachu woodblock prints fans can buy

Pokémon look more distinguished than ever in authentic ukiyo-e that pay homage to a pair of feudal Japan’s greatest artists.

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10 scary situations Japanese men psych themselves up for with alcohol 【Survey】

Bosses and girls appear in list of times that call for liquid courage.

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5 things about Japanese customer service that surprise foreign visitors

In Japan, the customer is God, and sometimes that means going above and beyond to please with distinctive styles of service.

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