But sometimes the driving factor is who they don’t want to sit by instead.
Despite the oppressive-sounding name, many see an upside to the practice.
Is 18 genders too many? Or too few?
Should we all just say bye-bye to beds?
Wants day of rest to be observed three times a year.
It might seem like the restaurant is just out to make an extra buck, but those veggies could be keeping you from making an old-school sushi faux pas.
Magatama beads have been around for millennia, but this is the first time we’ve seen them in sweet, edible form.
A Japanese manga artist and a legendary kabuki actor worked together to produce this visually stunning new release.
PNSP combines serious musicians with crazy lyrics and hilarious costumed character dance moves.
Do these gestures in Japan and all you’ll get are looks of culture-gap confusion.
Cozy Shinto-style fashion for relaxing at home.
Are Japanese people down for PDA? It depends on a surprising variety of factors!
Before bathing? After bathing? As soon as you arrive? Or not at all? Find out when most people usually change into yukata when staying at a ryokan.
The butsudan, a traditional religious home furnishing, is the latest unlikely muse for Japan’s continuing anthropomorphization craze.
Centuries-old ceramic vessel could be worth as much as 1.6 billion yen (US$13.7 million).
What? It’s just a knife to cut the traditional Christmas cake!
After living in Tokyo for ten years, our Osaka-born writer Seiji Nakazawa shares some experiences from his hometown he thought were normal but actually weren’t.
New Japanese film asks, “Who decides which animals are okay to eat and which animals aren’t?”
Physical and mental connections alike show up in the top responses.