Trending

Japan's Local Elections Are Finally Over
Live

Japan’s Noisy But Entertaining Local Elections Are Finally Over

Campaign vans have ended their 12-day reign of megaphone terror but that means no more naked politician posters.

By 2 min read

Culture

Documents Reveal Japan Has Considered a Female Monarch Since the 90s

Could we see an empress rule Japan in the next era?

By 3 min read

Culture

Starbucks Japan Launching New Frappuccinos with Ridiculous Hashtag Names

Tomorrow Starbucks will start selling its #STRAWBERRYVERYMUCHFRAPPUCCINO__RED and #STRAWBERRYVERYMUCHFRAPPUCCINO__WHITE proving that actual words no longer have value.

By 2 min read

Live

Here’s What Japanese Twitter Thinks of the New Era Name

From political musings to lewd jokes, "Reiwa" has got people talking.

By 4 min read

Culture

5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Emperor’s Abdication

Think Emperor Akihito’s abdication is a typical matter of protocol in Japan? Think again.

By 6 min read

Live

Reiwa: The Start of a New Era in Japan

Japan’s new era will start on May 1 and is all about people “beautifully” nurturing culture.

By 3 min read

Culture

Two Rugby Fans Are Cycling from London to Tokyo for the 2019 World Cup

They're cycling 20,093 km to deliver the whistle for the first game in Tokyo on September 20.

By 2 min read

Explore

A Magical Moomin Theme Park Is Now Open Just Outside of Tokyo

It's a whimsical world of wholesome adventure at Moominvalley Park.

By 5 min read

Explore

Muji is Opening Its First Japanese Hotel in Tokyo

Open from next Thursday, the new Muji hotel is now accepting reservations.

By 2 min read

Explore

5 Ways to Play with Poop at the Unko Museum Yokohama

The world's first poop museum is open from now until July 2019.

By 5 min read