This certainly doesn’t help the stereotype that Japan will put corn on top of anything.
Eatery delivers sweets, drinks with the elegant cooperation of flowing water.
Does it taste as bittersweet as unrequited love?
Humans aren’t the only ones who can have affections for 2-D characters.
The answer is o-oh my god, not Osaka?!
25-year-old politician draws on his own experiences of isolation during campaign.
Suspect of the “cockroach incident” fully admits to the charges.
Just a few hours outside of Tokyo, but visually worlds away.
She alone collected 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of garbage!
Call me old fashioned but I remember when mascots were meant to be cute, not demons spawned by human weakness or yam ninjas.
The Guinness World record-holding game joins up with the Guinness World record-holding rice paddy to create a Dragon Quest artwork on a massive scale.
According to local media reports, the incident is one of Japan’s worst massacres since WWII.
Gather around and listen to the tale of Discreet Relationship; the most gosh darn precious biker gang Japan has ever seen.
Videos have emerged of a man smashing pachinko machines with a hammer before being arrested by police.
This flipbook animation will have your heart doing flips right along with it.
A girl who was apparently held captive in Tokyo for two years has escaped and been reunited with her family.
If you look closely there’s a chance you’ll be able to see it…
You may have already heard about rice field art: Those complex works that use dyed or naturally colored rice grains to create gorgeous patterns, or that turn the whole rice field into a canvas for a massive “painting” that can only be fully appreciated from the skies. Also, because Japan, Ultraman is sometimes involved.
But the phenomenon, once a niche practice for small Japanese cities that otherwise had nothing in the way of tourist destinations, has caught on to the point that the Guinness Book has actually recorded, for posterity, the current world’s largest work of rice field art.
Japan is well-known for its unique hospitality culture, which partially stems from the concept of “ichigo-ichie” (lit. “one time, one meeting”), the tea master’s philosophy that every encounter is a once-in-a-lifetime moment to be cherished.
Now, Japan is flexing its hospitality muscles in the lead-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by rolling out new services and products to help visitors and reduce the stress that comes with travelling in a country where things can sometimes get lost in translation. The latest display of impressive hospitality comes from Saitama City, where the city council is offering free SIM cards to its foreign visitors.