All About Japan

Hitachi Created Finger Vein Recognition System

Conglomerate company Hitachi developed a new biometric system that can recognize users by the veins in their fingers.

Japan to Pay Families if Vaccine Causes Death

Some who fear the COVID-19 vaccine may be swayed by a report that the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare will award a lump sum of 44,200,000 yen (US$420,000) to the surviving family of any person who dies as a result of the vaccine.

Hashimoto's 1st Day as Tokyo 2020 Games Chief

Seiko Hashimoto got to work on February 19 as the new president of the organizing committee for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

Masks for Musical Instruments

Masks have become an everyday necessity in the coronavirus age, and now there are masks for musical instruments.

Art Student Turns Polished Stones into Sushi

Mistake these rocks for raw fish and you'll likely lose more than your appetite!

Can Coffee Champion Make Me Like Drip Coffee?

I'm not a big fan of drip coffee. Can the world coffee champion Tetsu Kasuya change my mind?

Deep in Snow Country - Yuzawa and Minakami

Join us as we search for onsen and winter scenery through the Yuzawa and Minakami regions of central Japan.

Japan's Vaccination Drive Is Underway

Japan began its coronavirus vaccination drive on February 17, starting with frontline medical workers. The central and local governments and medical workers are coordinating efforts to that end.

Preparations Underway for Olympic Torch Relay

Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have publicized guidelines for the torch relay that will start in Japan on March 25.

Delivery Robots Take a Trial Lap Around Tokyo

Project officials have begun testing in Tokyo the use of delivery robots that handle orders from multiple stores.

Emperor Wishes for Bright Future on Birthday

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito expresses his hope for a brighter future following the coronavirus pandemic at a press conference held on the occasion of his 61st birthday.

Mural Highlights Japan's Bond with Germany

In celebration of the long-standing ties between Japan and Germany, TokyoDex has curated an 80-meter mural along the German Embassy's Tokyo walls.

Mount Unzen Eruption Site to be Preserved

Locals in southwestern Japan begin digging up areas devastated by the 1991 eruption at Mount Unzen as part of efforts to preserve the disaster remains.

6 of the Best Original Netflix Anime Series

Here we explore 6 of the best 'original Netflix' anime series that have emerged from the streaming service's recent venture into anime!

Exploring the Many Ways to Drink Green Tea

Exploring the Many Ways to Drink Green Tea in Japan (and Getting a Little Tipsy along the Way)

Taro Award Winner Is Youngest Ever at 17

The incredibly bold paintings of Chifu Onishi took home the Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art, making her the youngest recipient of the prestigious award.

250+ Free Pictograms All About Life in Japan

Graphic designer Kenya Hara and Nippon Design Center have created over 250 pictograms supporting tourism visually. And you can get them for free!

11 Best Trekking Routes In Japan

Mount Fuji, Japan Alps, Nakasendo, Basho Tour, and more trekking options in Japan! Check out our recommendations of the best trekking routes in Japan.

Japanese Onomatopoeia: There's a Word for That

Get help learning Japanese onomatopoeia with the help of 100 international illustrators in one remarkable little book.

Tokyo Metro Launches 17000 Train Series

Tokyo Metro has added a new train model to its lineup on the subway system.

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