All About Japan

Renew or Change Japanese Visas Online

Japan moves to allow foreign resident to change and/or renew their visas online from 2021.

Femtech to Fight Menstruation Issues

The femtech market is slowly expanding in Japan together with the advancement of women.

Haruki Murakami & Uniqlo's Very Unique Collabo

One of Japan's most prolific authors has something new for fans: a collaboration with Uniqlo!

Companies Encourage Everyday Sustainable Goals

As countries around the world aim to attain the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to improve society, companies in Japan are thinking of ways to incorporate SDG efforts into people's everyday lives.

State of Emergency Lifted in 6 Prefectures

The Japanese government has ended the state of emergency in six prefectures at the end of February, a week ahead of schedule.

Colorful Couture Inspired by Jomon-Era Pottery

A fashion student is representing traditional Japanese pottery with his haute couture dressed that share more than a passing resemblance to ancient Jomon design.

Ticket Holders React to Olympics Announcement

People abroad who have tickets to the Tokyo Olympics express understanding over the Japanese government’s plan not to allow spectators from overseas to visit and take in the competition at venues.

Ammonia Just May Be the Fuel of the Future

Heavy-industry manufacturer IHI Corporation is experimenting with a technology that uses ammonia to generate thermal power.

Top 10 Gardens & Parks in Kyoto

Calling all nature lovers, Kyoto beckons to be discovered. Read this article to learn about the top 10 gardens and parks in Kyoto, courtesy of our friends at Trip101.

Pilgrimage Temples & Sake Brewers Join Forces

Buddhist temples that are part of the Shikoku Pilgrimage and local sake makers in southwestern Japan cooperate to overcome difficulties they face amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Nuclear Fuel from Fukushima Daiichi #3 Removed

Tokyo Electric Power Company removes all 566 nuclear fuel rods from their No. 3 reactor at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi.

Fighting Unconscious Bias in Male Students

A group of university students launch a project to fight against unconscious bias.

Experimenting with Japanese Dyeing Techniques

Handcrafted textiles, strong cultural heritage, and a love for traditional clothing — I have realized that these are a few of the many similarities that my home country of India shares with Japan.

Moody Kiri-e Work from Musashino Arts Student

Musashino Arts University student Ayaka Chigira created this masterpiece by only cutting pieces from a single piece of paper!

Finding Anime in Real Life: 10 Tokyo Locations

The folklorist that I am, I decided to choose ten anime featuring creatures from Japanese myth (but with a little Western thrown in as well). Keep reading to check out if your favorite anime is included on my list!

Setouchi Brewery Is Representing Regionality

The newly established Setouchi Brewery is using local ingredients to create beverages that are directly inspired by the unique climate of the area.

Olympics Torch Kickoff Won't Allow Spectators

Sources reveal that the kickoff ceremony of the Olympics torch relay will be held without spectators.

Memorializing March 11 Victims in Mandala Art

Artist Yuri Shimojo turned a way to deal with the pain of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami into peace-filled art with her "Memonto Mori" series of mandala-like paintings.

Book Designs for Ishiguro's New Novel Released

We've got the scoop on prolific author Kazuo Ishiguro's latest book cover designs. But why are they so dramatically different?

Bear Attacks in Japan: There Is A Solution

Tried and True Ways to Coexist as told by a bear conservationist

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