Mie

Iga man faces 18-month prison sentence for harassing courier with chainsaw, posting it on YouTube

I used to assume anyone with the nickname “Chainsaw Man” was automatically cool. I was wrong.

Read More

Scientific study from Japan proves ninja hand gestures sharpen the mind and reduce stress

Next time you’re feeling stressed, act like a ninja and perform these nine simple hand signals.

Read More

Six Japanese foods you won’t want to miss trying in Ise

Taking a trip to Mie Prefecture and Ise Shrine? Don’t forget to bring your camera, and your appetite too.

Read More

This beautiful, traditional Japanese building is actually a fully modern convenience store

Convenience stores in Japan are often like mini supermarkets, but this one near one of Shinto’s holiest shrines also feels like a time machine.

Read More

Busboy found cleaning tables at blinding speeds in yakiniku restaurant

It’s good to see that the youth of today still know how to take their jobs seriously, but this guy definitely goes above and beyond!

Read More

【Obituary】 Giant isopod “No.1” found dead after more than five years of not eating

On 14 February at Toba Aquarium, the giant isopod that captured the imaginations of a nation was found dead in its tank by keepers and media. This brings to an end the record-setting hunger strike No.1 had been waging since 2009.

Read More

Remote tea shop serving up deep fried leaves as a summer treat

Japan is a rich country when it comes to specialty treats and dishes. Small towns all over the nation can offer up unique foods and drinks you’ll never find anywhere else.

Shigenobu Matsuzawa who has uncovered Japan’s hidden treasures such as Digital Kowloon City, The Life and Sex Museum, and Gunma Cycle Sports Center now has found one such snack in Mie Prefecture that you’re unlikely to find in most places: Maple Tempura.

Read More

Japan’s World Heritages Fly Well Under Radar

Did you know that Japan has 16 locations on the list of UNESCO World Heritages? Could you name them all with any sum of money on the line?

Survey Research Center, Co. Ltd. conducted a survey that showed that most people could not. When asked whether they were interested in Japan’s world heritages, 67.8% of those surveyed responded affirmatively. However, only 4% of respondents knew all 16 Japanese sites.

See how many you can name before looking at the list below:

Read More