How do you go from washing up on a boat to brainstorming in Steve Jobs’ garage to working with MoMA and Virgin? We sat down with designer Keisuke Unosawa to find out.
By Rebecca Quin on February 10, 2017
Have you ever heard of Hokkaido? Japan’s final frontier, this northern island is becoming an increasingly popular destination for international travelers. But what’s it like to travel there?
By Rebecca Quin on January 31, 2017
Living in Japan or know somebody who does? Here’s how to send a nengajo and win top culture points for 2017!
By Rebecca Quin on December 18, 2016
From fluffy pets to rumbas to fake friends, there’s a lot up for hire.
By Rebecca Quin on November 10, 2016
When matcha KitKats won’t make the grade, it’s time to up your souvenir game (and buy yourself something in the meantime).
By Rebecca Quin on November 2, 2016
Struggling with Japanese? The Kumon course – offering tailor-made lessons that you can study when you want – could be for you. And they’re giving away a free trial course until the end of November!
By Rebecca Quin on October 21, 2016
Missed the sumo tournament? Don’t worry, there’s an even better way to experience sumo (and it’s free).
By Rebecca Quin on October 1, 2016
After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Japanese food was the only thing Fiona Uyema could eat. Little did she know that her comfort food would lead her on the road to recovery and a dream career.
By Rebecca Quin on September 24, 2016
In our latest GP Spotlight series we talk to Traci Consoli about the challenges and rewards of running one of Tokyo’s most loved establishments.
By Rebecca Quin on April 21, 2016
Make every second count with our our 24-hour Tokyo culture tour: eat the world-renowned food, see the landmark sights and do the most iconic experiences. The clock is ticking…
By Rebecca Quin on March 27, 2016
Kashiwaya Ryokan offers a foreigner-friendly yet authentic onsen experience within toe-dipping distance of central Tokyo.
By Rebecca Quin on March 16, 2016
Interested in founding a startup, looking to develop an idea or want to know more about the Cleanweb movement and how you can make a difference? Japan’s first ever bilingual Cleanweb Hackathon is coming to Tokyo and Kyoto.
By Rebecca Quin on March 14, 2016
You’re supposed to register at your city hall within two weeks of arriving. Use this quick guide to get your official life in Japan started.