Monthly Archives: March 2015

Nine of our Japanese writers share the restaurants they absolutely must visit again!

Nine of our Japanese writers share the restaurants they absolutely must visit again!

Nine of our Japanese writers share the restaurants they absolutely must visit again! Have you ever had a meal so good that you decided you absolutely had to come back at…

Five anime better than their manga and novel source material, according to fans

Five anime better than their manga and novel source material, according to fans

Five anime better than their manga and novel source material, according to fans TOKYO — Only a small fraction of the huge quantity of anime that Japan produces starts off…

93-year-old Japanese woman gifts ambulance worth 2.7 million yen to local fire station

93-year-old Japanese woman gifts ambulance worth 2.7 million yen to local fire station

93-year-old Japanese woman gifts ambulance worth 2.7 million yen to local fire station When you’re ill or your life is in danger, it’s natural to feel gratitude towards those who…

Japanese national anthem delights foreigners, Japanese commenters have no idea why

Innovation helps Japan’s tsunami-hit farmers bounce back

Innovation helps Japan’s tsunami-hit farmers bounce back SENDAI — Even before a tsunami swamped fields east of the city of Sendai in March 2011, Chikako Sasaki and her husband, a…

Company wants to put electric lights on Mt Fuji

Company wants to put electric lights on Mt Fuji

Company wants to put electric lights on Mt Fuji   TOKYO — In Japan, things that are receiving a lot of love and attention are sometimes described as “shining.” These…

Five simple ways to take your curry rice to the next level

Five simple ways to take your curry rice to the next level

Five simple ways to take your curry rice to the next level Curry rice is the perfect Japanese comfort food. It’s hearty, filling, sweet and just a little bit spicy,…

Adorable Ili pika photographed for the first time in 20 years

Adorable Ili pika photographed for the first time in 20 years

Adorable Ili pika photographed for the first time in 20 years Earlier this week, we introduced you to a number of adorable furry critters native to Hokkaido, Japan. Just when you thought we…

Get ready for the rainy season – water droplets are the latest trend in nail art

Get ready for the rainy season – water droplets are the latest trend in nail art

Get ready for the rainy season – water droplets are the latest trend in nail art Between the spring cherry blossom season and the hot, humid summer is Japan’s rainy…

Tokyo considering removing overhead power lines in run-up to 2020 Olympics

Tokyo considering removing overhead power lines in run-up to 2020 Olympics

Tokyo considering removing overhead power lines in run-up to 2020 Olympics Even though the event is still five years away, Tokyo is incredibly psyched about hosting the 2020 Olympics. As…

Medical diagnostics: Saving lives and reducing costs

Medical diagnostics: Saving lives and reducing costs

Medical diagnostics: Saving lives and reducing costs TOKYO — It’s no secret that Japan’s healthcare system faces a future of challenges. An ageing population, combined with a shrinking number of…