Monthly Archives: February 2016

Video looks at why Japanese students serve their own school lunches, clean their classrooms

Video looks at why Japanese students serve their own school lunches, clean their classrooms

Video looks at why Japanese students serve their own school lunches, clean their classrooms TOKYO — How many of our readers living in Western countries remember cleaning up their classrooms…

Rugby World Cup chief hails Japan's progress toward 2019

Rugby World Cup chief hails Japan’s progress toward 2019

Rugby World Cup chief hails Japan’s progress toward 2019 TOKYO — The head of the Rugby World Cup has hailed Japan’s preparations for hosting the next edition in 2019 as…

Stamp collecting cat-lovers rejoice! Japan Post to release insanely cute cat stamps in April

Stamp collecting cat-lovers rejoice! Japan Post to release insanely cute cat stamps in April

Stamp collecting cat-lovers rejoice! Japan Post to release insanely cute cat stamps in April Japan Post, Japan’s postal service and one of the country’s largest employers, knows that you love…

Gorgeous Japanese hiragana script accessories return with new words plus necklaces and bracelets

Gorgeous Japanese hiragana script accessories return with new words plus necklaces and bracelets

Gorgeous Japanese hiragana script accessories return with new words plus necklaces and bracelets Compared to kanji, the set of characters originally borrowed from China which represent entire words or concepts,…

What are you waiting for? Sakura pancakes are in Japanese convenience stores right now!

What are you waiting for? Sakura pancakes are in Japanese convenience stores right now!

What are you waiting for? Sakura pancakes are in Japanese convenience stores right now! Just the other day we found out about one company’s plan to release matcha green tea…

Meiji-era Japanese “Hell Picture Book” is far more hilarious than horrifying 【Pics】

Meiji-era Japanese “Hell Picture Book” is far more hilarious than horrifying 【Pics】

Meiji-era Japanese “Hell Picture Book” is far more hilarious than horrifying 【Pics】 So, Hell. It’s supposed to be a scary, not-so-cool place, right? All that fire and torture and eternal…

A healthy fit

A healthy fit

A healthy fit Picture yourself carving down the expansive ski slopes of Hokkaido, sprinting along the sidewalks of Tokyo, working up a sweat at the local fitness centre, or recharging…

Economy, strong yen defuse 'explosive' Chinese shopping in Japan

Economy, strong yen defuse ‘explosive’ Chinese shopping in Japan

Economy, strong yen defuse ‘explosive’ Chinese shopping in Japan TOKYO — Chinese tourists spent less in Tokyo shops during the Lunar New Year holidays compared with a year earlier, retailers…

Murray to lead British Davis Cup defense against Japan

Murray to lead British Davis Cup defense against Japan

Murray to lead British Davis Cup defense against Japan LONDON — Andy Murray is set to make his first competitive appearance since becoming a father after being confirmed Tuesday in…

Combining the new Pocky and “Teagurt” brings you kisses and the taste of cheesecake

Combining the new Pocky and “Teagurt” brings you kisses and the taste of cheesecake

Combining the new Pocky and “Teagurt” brings you kisses and the taste of cheesecake Pocky has teamed up with popular Japanese tea brand Gogo no Koucha (Afternoon Tea) for a…