These emblems are more personal than a birthstone, and more inclusive than the family crests of Japan’s noble houses.
The stunning sound and visuals in this new clip are designed to transport viewers to a Japanese festival as part of a new website for foreign tourists.
Our Japanese-language writer used to give himself a pass, until he encountered a woman who changed his mind.
While perseverance is a trait to be admired, there comes a point where “Suck it up, buttercup” is just terrible career advice.
Unless sushi train restaurants add a new dish to their menus, the wasteful trend looks set to continue.
The reason for their entry will surprise you.
Don’t forget to purify your soul before heading to this museum’s display of samurai swords that were designed to do just one thing: kill.
The Jomon Tribe project delves into Japan’s prehistoric mystery with a stunning new photographic exhibition.
You’d never want to cross this Osaka mom, but it’s probably not for the reason you think.
People on the street in Japan explain the reasons why they sometimes have to tell white lies in social situations.
History buffs and cosplay fans won’t just look like samurai, but eat like them too on their visit to Kamakura.
Shibuya photography session will give you a literal snapshot of two of the coolest aspects of Japan.
How many of the top 20 most popular Japanese castles (according to TripAdvisor) have you been to?
Hair accessories add a dash of cute yet fierce culture to your outfit.
Before-and-after profile shots show the different effects produced by small and medium sizes.
The British actor brings life to the origin story of a Japanese demon in a clip that plays out like a mesmerising high-budget feature film.
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!