The beloved Japanese food sushi is often thought to be dauntingly difficult to make, so can one of our reporters figure it out with a little help from the pros?
Whether resolving a dispute, deciding who pays the check for lunch, or simply passing the time, Japan’s “Jan-ken” culture is simple, surprisingly elegant, and a lot of fun.
A Kirin “Rich Green Tea” ad teaching Japanese people the appropriate way to greet foreigners attracted some criticism online, with some calling it racist.
It’s in both English and Japanese, so no language prerequisites here!
Appreciate it while it lasts, because it won’t last long, say those who agree.
From whacky, head-scratching sights to mysterious places of exotic beauty, this video clip reveals Japan through the eyes of travelling foreigners.
800 years after its creation, the Scrolls of Frolicking Animals are still inspiring new content, thanks to the anime studio Hayao Miyazaki built.
Trees will “breathe” with light and sound as their beauty takes visitors’ breath away.
While many believe the tradition of making the ghost-like doll can be traced back to a bald-headed monk, history suggests it actually began with a small girl.
Kuraberu Tōzai presents an easy-to-understand compilation of regional differences between Tokyo and Osaka in terms of cuisines, art, and cultural traditions.
The man who kneads rice at incredible speeds of three hits per second lets us into his world and tells us why he lives for making mochi.
A lesser-known Yamagata Prefecture custom may just be what Obon needs to stave off invasive species of the holiday kingdom like Halloween, Christmas, and Easter.
The goddess of love and beauty is now equipped for a world of blood and guts.
Japan may be the only country in the world that insures golfers in the event they hit a hole-in-one during a round of golf.
Contribute to the cause and keep a centuries-old tradition alive on the streets by wearing 450 years of history on your feet.
Loan services could be set to disappear with organisations now running dangerously low on stock.
While men are understandably drawn to it, it’s women who are said to benefit the most from worshipping here.
And the process it uses to color them isn’t what you might expect.
There’s no better way to look after the roads than with built-in protection from one of Japan’s most revered deities.
Unlike yours truly, Japan looks even better in super high def.