Starbucks Japan releases Mystery Frappuccino for Halloween

Starbucks Japan releases Mystery Frappuccino for Halloween

Starbucks Japan releases Mystery Frappuccino for Halloween As readers of our site may be aware, Halloween has become an increasingly big event in Japan in recent years. And this trick-or-treat…

Abe calls for pay hike for 5th year as wage growth remains tepid

Abe calls for pay hike for 5th year as wage growth remains tepid

Abe calls for pay hike for 5th year as wage growth remains tepid Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday called for pay hikes through negotiations between management and labor unions…

Osaka police unmask 74-year-old 'ninja' burglar

Osaka police unmask 74-year-old ‘ninja’ burglar

Osaka police unmask 74-year-old ‘ninja’ burglar Police in Osaka had been stumped by a string of burglaries, their only lead being security camera footage showing an agile thief with a…

Mount Fuji has become so congested with tourists that it has reached breaking point

Mount Fuji has become so congested with tourists that it has reached breaking point

Mount Fuji has become so congested with tourists that it has reached breaking point Being a famous cultural icon and the most picturesque mountain in Japan, Mount Fujiis a must-see…

Diplomats from Washington, Seoul, Tokyo discuss N Korean threat

Diplomats from Washington, Seoul, Tokyo discuss N Korean threat

Diplomats from Washington, Seoul, Tokyo discuss N Korean threat Senior officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan reaffirmed their countries’ commitment Wednesday to finding a diplomatic solution to…

U.S. allies air concerns about Trump’s ‘Buy American’ order

U.S. allies air concerns about Trump’s ‘Buy American’ order Israel, Hong Kong and Taiwan joined a number of U.S. allies at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday to express concerns…

Japanese convenience store clerk stops robbery with wooden kendo sword and fighting pose

Japanese convenience store clerk stops robbery with wooden kendo sword and fighting pose

Japanese convenience store clerk stops robbery with wooden kendo sword and fighting pose Customer service in Japan really is incredible. For example, on October 16, at around 4 in the…

'Vanishing village' looks to LDP for survival

‘Vanishing village’ looks to LDP for survival

‘Vanishing village’ looks to LDP for survival Chikara Imai, 73, is quick to dismiss the new parties in Sunday’s national election in Japan, saying old ties with Prime Minister Shinzo…

'Blade Library' offers joy of blade running to amputees

‘Blade Library’ offers joy of blade running to amputees

‘Blade Library’ offers joy of blade running to amputees Haruta Saito, a young Japanese amputee who dreams of becoming a Paralympian, remembers strapping on a prosthetic “running blade” for the…

Japanese women reveal the worst ways they’ve been dumped by their partners

Japanese women reveal the worst ways they’ve been dumped by their partners

Japanese women reveal the worst ways they’ve been dumped by their partners When a relationship turns sour, it’s often hard to face the reality that a break-up might be on…