Category Archives: Culture and History

Buddhist temple singles parties: The enlightened way to find a romantic partner

Four common workplace occurrences that could land you in hot water in Japan

Four common workplace occurrences that could land you in hot water in Japan A Japanese website recently published a list of four commonly occurring behaviors at work which are actually…

Special limited-edition watermelon dango look amazing, sell out immediately after release

Special limited-edition watermelon dango look amazing, sell out immediately after release

Special limited-edition watermelon dango look amazing, sell out immediately after release we’ve seen many more interesting watermelon-flavored summer gifts, or ochuugen, pop up compared to previous years, like this amazing…

Want a souvenir from the ocean? Take part of it home with a realistic resin replica!

Want a souvenir from the ocean? Take part of it home with a realistic resin replica!

Want a souvenir from the ocean? Take part of it home with a realistic resin replica! We’ve seen some amazing things Japanese artists have created out of resin before, but…

Things you won’t believe Chinese tourists are buying in Japan: drugstore edition

Things you won’t believe Chinese tourists are buying in Japan: drugstore edition

Things you won’t believe Chinese tourists are buying in Japan: drugstore edition Often when you visit another country, one thing on everyone’s to-do list is a little shopping. It’s always…

Fermented sushi? Two restaurants where you can get a same-day seat to try this gourmet treat

Fermented sushi? Two restaurants where you can get a same-day seat to try this gourmet treat

Fermented sushi? Two restaurants where you can get a same-day seat to try this gourmet treat   This year fermented sushi is in vogue among Tokyo’s gourmet crowd, with people…

Pet shelter in Japan tugs at the heart strings by advertising pets with their expiry date

Pet shelter in Japan tugs at the heart strings by advertising pets with their expiry date

Pet shelter in Japan tugs at the heart strings by advertising pets with their expiry date Some places in our world can inspire us and break our hearts at the…

Cross-dressing Conchita Wurst visits Shibuya mayor

Cross-dressing Conchita Wurst visits Shibuya mayor

Cross-dressing Conchita Wurst visits Shibuya mayor TOKYO — Cross-dressing Austrian diva Conchita Wurst was in Tokyo Thursday for a low-key meeting with the mayor of the trendy Shibuya district, which…

Should guys always pay when on a date?

Should guys always pay when on a date?

Should guys always pay when on a date? TOKYO — The issue of who should pay on a date can be a tricky one. Do you split it evenly down…

Daiso’s new hair-drying glove is set to revolutionize the way we dry hair

Daiso’s new hair-drying glove is set to revolutionize the way we dry hair

Daiso’s new hair-drying glove is set to revolutionize the way we dry hair The new “hair-drying glove” (ヘアドライ手袋) being sold at Japan’s Daiso chain of 100-yen shopsis currently plastered everywhere…

Foreigners flocking to Arakurayama Park to photograph pagoda, iconic Fuji

Foreigners flocking to Arakurayama Park to photograph pagoda, iconic Fuji

Foreigners flocking to Arakurayama Park to photograph pagoda, iconic Fuji KOFU, YAMANASHI PREF. – An increasing number of foreign tourists are visiting Arakurayama Sengen Park in the city of Fujiyoshida,…