Policy shift aligns Japan with international standard.
This little kitty could very well become Japan’s ice hockey ace at the next Winter Olympics.
After some seriously high-profile involvement, Nintendo characters aren’t part of newest promotional push for 2020 event.
Prime Minister Abe’s bizarre yet awesome appearance at the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics got many people thinking. Thinking a little too seriously maybe.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stunned the world at the Rio Olympics closing ceremony with a cosplay performance dressed as Mario.
The champion player shows off champion poses that set off a trending hashtag on Twitter in Japan.
That’s one way to make sure you make the smallest splash possible when you hit the water.
If you’re an athlete who runs from side to side or jumps up and down, these cute cats will love you, regardless of where you’re from!
The three new designs give us a sneak peek at what McDonald’s has in store for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The Olympics really bring out the best in athletes from around the world.
Broadcasting Standards Association, I choose you!!!
While athletes go for the gold, what fans want to take home is this exclusive piece of Pokémon Olympic memorabilia.
Maybe Wagakki Band will open Tokyo 2020!
Opinions are divided over the new pictogram for hot springs.
East Japan Railway Company today released images of new building designs planned for three stations on two of the city’s popular train lines.
Could the clever designs also hold an undisclosed message?
Reported as stolen at one point, Satoshi Shimizu’s 2012 bronze Olympic medal has been recovered. The boxer found it while unpacking after moving!
Haven’t had enough of Vladimir Putin this past couple of weeks? Watch the Russian leader take a break from his presidential duties to rumble with the country’s national judo team.
Have you ever looked at a vending machine in Japan and had no idea what the strange, kanji-labelled drinks were? Now there’s a new interactive service that will explain everything for you!
Despite Japan’s relative safety, abundance of delicious food, fascinating culture, and friendly people, the country still lags behind as a tourist destination for foreign travellers. So the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are the perfect opportunity for Japan to show off its famed omotenashi hospitality to the droves of foreign visitors who’ll be pouring into Tokyo to spectate.
As foreigners who’ve been living in Japan for a while, we think we might have some pretty good ideas about certain things Japan could do in order to make things a little easier on this influx of foreign guests…