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Japan to Provide ¥50,000 Handout to Parents

The Japanese government adopts a set of emergency measures to help parents in financial dire straits.

Trying to Make the Antiviral Legend Go Viral

Legend has it that seeing a drawing of this yokai named Amabie will cure or protect a person from any disease. The creature itself is said to have asked to be drawn and shared around – what is known today as an ‘Instagram shout-out.’

Innovative Businesses are Battling Food Loss

Food loss has become a global issue, and Japan is no exception. A number of innovative initiatives have recently sprung up in Japan to help spare food from the garbage bin and reduce food loss.

Fourth Batch of COVID Vaccines Arrive in Japan

Around 830,000 doses of Pfizer vaccines arrive in Japan.

Artist Onogawa's 1-Centimeter-Wide Origami

Naoki Onogawa is sending up a tribute to the survivors of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami with his incredibly tiny origami prayer cranes.

Home Appliances Can Help Prevent Food Loss

Smart applications, home appliances, and good practices can help prevent and reduce food loss in households.

Dolls to Celebrate the Well-Being of Boys

A city in Shizuoka Prefecture is displaying dolls that wish for good health and well-being of boys.

A 10-Year Challenge to Achieve Sustainability

Sustainable Development Goals are essential not only to our planet as a whole, but to our businesses, which will need to work hard to adapt to our ever-changing lifestyle.

10 Best Glamping Spots In Japan

Explore Trip101's list of the best glamping spots in Japan to experience a unique and memorable stay that combines the beauty of nature with the luxury of traditional accommodation.

Collective Impact: STOP! Food Loss & Waste

In line with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations, Japan’s Ministry of the Environment is expanding efforts to reduce food loss. The Collective Impact; STOP! Food Loss & Waste Project is one step toward realizing change.

The World's First Disposable Paper Razor

One company is doing its part in reducing its use of single-use plastics with a completely disposable paper razor.

Salt Used to Create Stunning Sakura Artwork

Artist Motoi Yamamoto's latest work is a moving tribute to his family, the fallen petals in his life.

11 Alternative Tours In Kyoto

Beyond the temples and shrines, the city of Kyoto offers so much more. Take a look at our list of the best alternative tours in Kyoto for an off the beaten path experience, courtesy of Trip101!

Starbucks Selling Reusable Silicone Straws

Starbucks is selling reusable silicone straws in Japan as part of efforts to reduce plastic waste, and it comes with a carrying case and washing brush.

Ancient Ukiyo-e Battle Comes to Life

The "Folding Screen of Painted Sekigahara Landscapes" is welcoming visitors to Japan with an animated look at one of the nation's biggest battles.

From Rubbish to Resource: Recycling Food

While composting isn't a new concept, it is receiving increased attention in Japan due to increasing environmental awareness. Find out how composting is becoming more convenient and user-friendly in the hopes of widespread adoption throughout the country.

Drone Captures Pair of Humpback Whales

Drone footage was able to pick up a pair of humpback whales swimming off coast of Okinawa Prefecture.

Violin Made from Iwate's 'Miracle Pine Tree'

A violin made from the lone pine tree that survived the March 2011 tsunami in Iwate Prefecture is featured at a memorial concert held in Tokyo on the 10th anniversary of the disaster.

Super Mario Arrives at USJ!

The Super Nintendo World featuring Mario and related characters opens at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka following two postponements due to the coronavirus.

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