A conversation with Manabu Koga, creator of Underwater Nīso
Yoshinori Kakishita shares his unique hobby: studying manhole covers as street art
What are the “many things” Japan has to do before it can open immigration?
Two Finnish brands blend seamlessly into everyday life in Japan
The essence of love as told in ACT OF LOVE, a photobook on animal mating from Japan’s top condom maker
After lagging for decades, Japanese food banks finally take hold
The renovated 60-year-old wooden apartments attracting both locals and travelers
A conversation with Hirosi Ooguri, theoretical physicist and scientific advisor for the 3D movie, The Man from the 9 Dimensions
Shika-Shika, a new photo collection by Yoko Ishii
Introducing “Love Story Collection Unit” Momoyama Shoji
Edo-period technology adopted in today's auto assembly lines
Masae Ido fights for mukokuseki persons
Japan’s top maker of fashion contact lenses shares its product development secrets
Exploring Murakami’s world
A conversation with Izutaro Managi, Lead Producer for the documentary INHERITANCE
The mountain symbolizing nature’s bounty in terraced rice paddies
Are saunas sacred spaces or entertainment zones?
Most Japanese Don’t Know “Ina Bauer” was a German Woman
Interview with electronic musical instrument designer Yoshihito Nakanishi
Exploring Murakami’s world
A conversation with Yasuyuki Shimizu, founder of LIFELINK, a leading suicide prevention NPO
A visit to Suiheisha History Museum
No ambition but world-famous anyway. What’s its secret?
Making mental illness “cute”
The challenges of a society where education decides your social value
Sayaka Osakabe Leads The Battle Against Maternity Harassment
“More is better” to “design by subtraction”
World’s top stationery collector introduces stationaries the ideal souvenirs
Shizuka Wada Checks Out The Best Taiyaki In Town
A peculiar Shinto festival attracting 50,000 visitors every year
A linguistic history of Japan’s idol industry
The story of one couple’s battle with addiction: “I wanted to stop, but I couldn’t”
A conversation with legendary engineer Kikuo Ibe
Why are so many women attracted by The Tale of Genji? Some sees the tale as a case study of romance, Japanese literature researcher Koichiro Sukegawa says
Believe in your own potential!
With a 1,000-yen VR headset, one Japanese neuroscientist dreams of revolutionizing how humans experience images
Japanese Sumo Fans’ Ambivalence
In search of “true” dashi flavor
“Tattoo trial” makes news in Japan
Exploring Murakami’s world
One of Japan’s most famous desserts continues a neverending “quest to stay maverick”
Rebels with a cause
Hip hop culture’s surprising impact on the Japanese language
Non-fiction writer Yoshihiro Uehara records the food cultures of discriminated classes and untouchables around the world
Enthralled by Tanada Rice Fields
How Provincial Cities Survive
Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, five years after the earthquake
Five Years after 3.11, Spreading the Gospel of Natural and Organic Sake
Singer-songwriter Saho Terao interviews nuclear plant workers
Why did one of the biggest economies in the world stop caring about its workers?
On the eve of a return visit to Myanmar, political refugee Kyaw Kyaw Soe reflects on his time in Japan
World’s Top Stationery Collector Introduces Must-try Ballpoint Pens
Is marriage between a man and a woman the only “right” start of a family?
Or, why the “J” in “J-POP” is a J (and not something longer)
Why does her work give courage to so many?
Sex hotels make for comfortable accommodation for business trips, many say
A conversation with a worker in Tokyo’s only meat processing plant
A growing food craze in many Japanese cities, buraku cuisine conceals a long history of discrimination
How company names become common nouns In Japanese
Maywa Denki puts art and business back together
Introducing “Space Market,” an open-space matching service that’s creating new futures for old places
For confused outsiders, “Cinderella Technology” holds the key to puzzling social trends
“Are these stationeries or are they toys?” How a legendary collection began with a kid who wanted to be popular
A history of “hentai” and “ecchi” (the words, not the anime genres)
Rediscovering Japan’s roots in the digital age
“Lifelong bond” unites a prosthetist and his patients, says prosthetics designer Fumio Usui
A clothing line takes aim at the social pressure on nursing mothers
Writer Shizuka Wada explores “front-line” service jobs
From a single idea, different names and different stories take root all over the world
‘Kyukancho Project’ - from Japan to the world
Why are the society’s core demographic facing hurdles?
The Story on how Kotobuki, once an infamous slum, began gathering tourists from all over the world
SAMURAI ARTS program guides visitors through the fundamentals of Japanese swordsmanship. If you’re good, you can even practice with a real katana!
A short history of Valentine’s Day in Japan
Keiko Yagi’s rebuttal to Oscar-winning documentary exposes deep rifts in Japan-US relations
Where High Fashion Meets Philosophy
From tree burials to computer-guided space funerals, Japan's aging, urbanizing society is finding more and more ways to remember its dead
Futuristic electric motorbike, zecOO, continues to evolve
Japan’s fascination with Western culture reflected in Japanese media’s fascination with the word “Wasei”
A lesson in humanity from a “Bad Guys”
Exploring Murakami’s world
The rise and fall of Japan’s top photo poses
How Japan’s first “Myanmar Town” took shape in a neighborhood known as a hub for college students
Presenting the many mysteries of the man who wanted to be Tom Sawyer
In downtown Tokyo, Myanmar refugees receive training as manicurists
DNA of Japan’s samurai film industry lives on in actor Seizo Fukumoto
The art of crafting Japan's most recognized food is being taught to students from around the world at "sushi schools" all over Japan.
What do people think about when they think about monkeys? In Japan, old sayings help tell the story
A Message From “la farfa,” Japan’s First Plus-size Fashion Magazine
Hidden in Akihabara backstreets, tuber-themed retailer sells vintage games from every generation in “gotcha-gotcha” floor plan
Praised around the world as “the people who cleaned up another country’s soccer stadium,” Japanese fans are just doing what comes naturally
A book that remained shut is but a block
Writer Shizuka Wada shares her favorite Japanese box lunches
For Japanese women, men’s faces come in flavors
Kosuke Tsumura suggests maybe it's wearable.
Truly avant-garde magazine featuring constructing worker’s lifestyle, fashion, art, and philosophy
Meet the creators of “Sight,” a device that pushes new boundaries in human perception
Or Why You Must Travel To Asia For Good Udon
After collecting 90,000 visitors in British Museum, Japan’s first all-shunga exhibition was held in Tokyo
An entire year’s changes summed up in just one character
Daring innovations from the Nagoya University Life Sciences Team
Despite what you may have thought, accommodating both in the same spaces could be possible.
The Humanity of the Yakuza, as Seen by Documentary Film Director Koji Hijikata
Interview with Shunputei Shosho: a young Rakugo player who strives in traditioal art world.
The annual discourse on its pros and cons
We expose the "Made in Japan" game of chance and those who tried to earn a living from playing with metal balls all day.
Our Name Is Our Resource
A Message From The Girl Group “Kichohanakansha”
Controversy surrounding 2020 Tokyo Olympics doesn’t stop at construction costs and plagiarized logos
How Did the World’s Biggest Criminal Organization Find Itself Backed Into a Corner?
Exploring Murakami’s world
When Boy Bands Go Sentimental
Giving working mothers a voice on their lunch hour
How “divine wind” become synonymous with suicidal violence
Thoughts on stock investing and the Japanese economy from fund manager Hideto Fujino
With interests in “Cool Japan” soaring, the idol fan app is gaining ground around the world
the words of an entrepreneur who could have had 5 billion yen instead of starting his own business
Travel experience company TOKI attracts inspiration seeking visitors from all around the world
From TV Series Finales to Celebrity Weddings
Daiichi Kosho goes after the clubbing crowd with a new concept in premium karaoke rooms
Design Secrets from Yoshinori Ota, the Man Behind “+L”
Monkey Park Iwatayama brings humor to one of Kyoto’s most ancient sightseeing spots
The localization media platform specializing in the Asian beauty market
For those times you absolutely need to have that 1/4 inch PVC pipe fitting in the middle of Tokyo and don't know where else to turn
What does media slang reveal about Sino-Japanese relations?
Looking For Diversity in One of the Most Homogenous Nations on Earth
The fascinating history of Kikkoman’s international marketing strategy
A conversation with Tatsuyuki Maeda, leader of the Nakagin Capsule Tower Preservation/Rehabilitation Project
Business and conservation have long been conflicting notions for many companies. However, there are several companies who have begun taking the ‘environment’ into their own hands
What does “ichioku-sou” mean, and why is the Abe Administration naming a cabinet department after it?
At CureApp, two Japanese researchers use software technology to treat disease
A Japanese group’s effort spreads overseas
Samurai spirit in Japan’s No. 1 adult entertainment district!
Confectionery maker YOKU MOKU takes Japanese flavor and service abroad
Why is this new form of final note selling so well?
A “Theory of O-Zumo” by Writer Shizuka Wada
Analyzing The Genes Of Osamu Tezuka, The “God Of Manga”
Innovative Japanese startup sees value in garbage
Led by Yūki Aoki, “Newcomer H Sokerissa!” challenges what audiences think they know about their bodies
Exploring Murakami’s world
Traveling through darkness to the light of rebirth
Hands-free ‘BONX’ connects active friends via real-time communication
Life advice from Seiichi Noguchi, chairman of Yaokikai, an association for bankrupt CEOs
Etiquette Teacher Nobuko Iwashita Talks About The “Secret To Gift-giving”
Searching for microscopic wonders in gardens, forests and even asphalt cracks
A Selection of Sekaido’s Best-Selling Products
The Mysterious Phrase That’s Spreading Through The Internet
Preferred Selections from Hiroyuki Fujiwara, Lead Representative of the Japan Beer Journalists’ Association
Entrepreneur Sachiko Kuno on startups, art and science
How Masataka Taketsuru brought Scotch whisky brewing techniques to Japan
The human body filters 150L of water every single day, reusing 99% of it – are we the world’s biggest ecosystem?
Ari Horie of Women’s Startup Lab on disrupting the venture ecosystem
Why political participation is on the rise among young people in Japan
A writer’s reflection on climbing Mt. Ontake, the Japanese volcano that “reawakened” last fall
How a genetic analysis web site is writing the longest, most expansive genealogies ever written
Sharp expects to ship new smartphone in the first half of 2016
Soy sauce, Miso and Natto – the science behind Japan’s fermented foods
CEO Chika Tsunoda challenges cultural barriers to in-home service
The magic of Japanese convenience stores, as told by longtime employee Shizuka Wada
This year’s event was also a grand stage to see all facets of Japan’s gaming society in full view
Packing technical artistry into a tiny frame
Author Satetsu Takeda Takes Aim at the Abe Administration’s Political Tactics
An Interview with Soichi Kariyazono, the New Chairman of the Japan Venture Capital Association
Introducing Unagi Travel, a one-of-a-kind travel agency offering dedicated tours for stuffed animals
Presenting The Creations Of The Traveling Kimono Dressmaker Yumi Yamamoto
Video artist describes her work as “makeup for the heart”
Exploring Murakami’s world
The Bizarre Green Pigeons of Oiso
Interview with Co-founder Yuya Mizuno
A look on Japan’s National Security Laws from the eyes of movie director John Junkerman
TThe UKIYO-E PROJECT puts a modern spin on a traditional art form
“Analog warmth” is the secret of minne’s success, says founder Masayuki Abe
The untold history of Audio-Technica sushi makers, now sold in over 50 countries
Making the most of an ‘aging’ work force; a business model for an aging population
Toward a more bountiful society
As millions flee fighting in Syria and persecution around the world, a legal expert shares scathing criticisms of Japan’s refugee recognition system
Domo’s Creator, Tsuneo Goda, Reveals the Secrets of His Birth
How A Small Shibuya Company Created A Global Hit
Designing With Your Smartphone, your design brought to life by in-house craftspeople
“Hair clip hearing aid” translates sound into frequency vibrations and adjustable LEDs
Developed by engineers at Chiba Institute of Technology, nuclear response robots underwent repeated upgrades during the Fukushima disaster
The Quest of Keisuke Oka, Creator of the Arimaston Building
“Teenagers, young people, Japan, the world – I want to be someone who can change them all!”
Popular new style of funeral resonates with Japanese who “want to return to nature when I die”
Tokyo's biggest summer dance party is an age-old tradition
Introducing “Japan Changer,” a web service that faxes protest messages to every office in the Japanese Diet
The development process behind the world-famous no-brand products
A conversation with Kenji Kubota and Chim↑Pom’s Ryuta Ushiro, curator and originator of “Don’t Follow the Wind” exhibitition
Born in the snowscapes of Tohoku, this is the story of “Vegetable Crayons”
The real essence of IoT lies in integrating fog computing with device development, says PFN founder Toru Nishikawa
Modern Alchemist Daigo Igarashi Hacks The Five Senses
An independently-run facility in Tokyo, tucked away in a residential neighborhood
Group OTAKU Breaks Cultural Barriers around the World
How One Man’s Fixation Took Dancing Beyond Human Limits
An Interview with Mayu Nakamura, director of “Alone in Fukushima”
Bidou Yamaguchi, a Japanese Noh theatre craftsman, opens new dimensions for mask making
From Everyday Use To Emergency Situations, There’s Nothing This New Family-tracking App Can’t Handle
Exploring Murakami’s World
Nestlé Japan's regional marketing strategy
Growing numbers of young Japanese embrace “small-scale living”
Brain Dots hits 10M downloads in a month, 96% of users outside
Photographer, Model, Electrical Engineer: The Many Faces of an Innovative “Geek-Type” Artist
Living so close to residential areas, coexistence depends on human efforts
The Beauty of Chindonya, As I’ve Experienced It For 35 Years
Adman-Showmen in Funny Costumes
This App uses AI to give you just the Coupons and Discounts that you really want
What’s behind it’s popularity?
Kikujiro Fukushima, documenting 'Japan's Lies' for 6 decades
Toshio Yamada and Factelier’s Mission to Revive Japan’s Struggling Apparel Factories
The story of TYO and the TOKYO GIGANTIC GIRLS project
Online Retailer WITHOUT MONEY SALE Challenges the Myth
PayPal announces its Japan strategy
Reflections on the ‘Let’s Dance’ movement and the future of night culture
Sony’s DIY development kit, ‘MESH’, goes on general sale in the US
Toshiyasu Nagao, Director of Earthquake Prediction Research Center, Tokai University
Built by a Mother Who Lost Her Daughter to Childhood Cancer
“I want to bring robots and people closer together,” says next-generation engineer
Looking For a New Comic Book to Read? The Concierge Will Find the Perfect One For You
Exploring Murakami’s world
VOCALOID Opera AOI, a harmony that transcends time and space
How the foreign workforce could help women shed their heavy domestic burdens and flourish in the working world
Hosoo of Kyoto – from decaying industry to cutting edge
For centuries, Tōkeiji has defied gangsters and powerful warlords to protect women
The Nostalgic-yet-New World of Soichi Terada’s “Technofolk”
Takayuki Imaizumi and the Story of His “Fictional Cartography”
Fashion Designer Ryōta Murakami Partners With His Mother, Creates Revolutionary Brand
Gyazo Screenshot Service’s New Search Function Tops Ten Million Monthly Users
Nao Fukuda Creates an “After-Hours Club” for Adults Raised on Pop Culture
Immersive ‘slow videos’ without commentary
But can you bring yourself to eat them?
Tips by ‘Just Bento’ site owner, Makiko Ito
One of the Last Three Painters to Paint in “Sento,” Japanese Public Baths
Interview with Yuka Fujii from Famarry, a photo-wedding service provider in Japan
Shizuo Nishida, 78, and His Weekly 10-Hour Journey
Why I set up a course that takes a serious look at one of the country’s most overlooked problems
How Japan Fell in Love with the Legendary Snack Food
Who is Yassan, GPS Drawing Artist?
Bonsai, the Japanese traditional art of botanical beauty, continues to attract fans abroad
Modern beach sandal inspired by ancient footwear
A Smartphone Game Quietly Reinvents Public Space
How the western instrument took root
Atmoph, A Company Founded by Two Former Nintendo Developers, Launches a Kickstarter Campaign for Its Innovative New Product
An amusement park where you can sample ramen from all across Japan
Exploring Murakami’s world
The Hit Products of Industry “Heretic,” White Rose
The Low-Cost Device Can Monitor Water Content in Soil
A caffeine alternative with centuries-old history
Sub-Mediocre Robo-Sumo Takes the World by Storm!
Fove has reached its Kickstarter goal as of 6:47 pm JST on Friday, May 22, just three days into its 45-day campaign
Osamu Uchida, Lifelong Supporter of World-Famous Musicians
‘Jidaigeki’ creators looking for best mix of old, new
The “Glitch Embroidery” of Nukeme, Fab-Generation Fashion Designer
A Japanese tradition of maintaining fine tools
Will the new platform prove to be Japan’s answer to Soundcloud or Bandcamp?
Ichiro Sekiguchi talks about his life’s passion
An 8-Bit Composer in Nintendo’s Homeland
The artist behind the evolution in ‘kamon’ icons
Chatei Hatou, James Freeman's favorite kissaten
20-year-old fascinated by technology
A must see for DRAGONBALL fans and NARUTO fans!
Where everything is awesome and nothing makes sense
For a limited time! Must see for “NARUTO” fans!
The Story of a Man Who Created a Robot after Being Hospitalized
A U.S.-based journalist’s perspective on “Japanese robot development”
Headbang, a magazine with a mission, showcases a miracle born from the fusion of pop idol character and metal credibility
Why more than 900,000 people a year make Hato Bus their guide to the Tokyo sights
Japanese IoT startup Nain envisions “communication in a second”
Modernization and ‘cultural authenticity’
But How Does it Differ From iemo, Japan’s User-generated Content Site About Interior Design?
Creating Life Changing Experience Through Travel
An evolving volunteer project triggered by the Fukushima Disaster
Yonomori, Tomioka, Five Springs Later
Tackling information overload with the philosophy “less is more”
Sadō lessons from Hanque Tanida, founder of Kyūtō-Ryū Sadō
The secret history of Koji fungus
Restaurant finder app Retty receives its biggest investment to date
Ugoita Electronics Workshop
Exploring Murakami's world
A businessman-turned-monk spreading the goodness of slow meals
Interview with Takeshi Idezawa, CEO
A Shibuya bar owner's viewpoint along with record shop recommendations
Bodies in 8-Bit: The Art of Ichitarō Suzuki
Experts point out the plant's cultural significance
“Laxus,” an app that you can rent designer bags such as LOUIS VUITTON and GUCCI for 6,800 yen per month
What makes Fuchico so popular?
The craftsmanship behind the ubiquitous food replicas
Interview with Kensuke Sembo
Buddhist monk Shoukei Matsumoto considers the “ideal faith”
The Ghibli Museum, brought to you by Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki
An essay on Hatsune Miku by music writer Tomonori Shiba
Interview with CEO Chiyo Nomura
A 1200 year old tradition to drive away bad luck
Local Recommendations from Design and Innovation Firm IDEO Tokyo
Exploring Murakami’s world
The architecture of Shigeru Ban in disaster-hit areas
X Ben, a next-gen lunch box powered by intuitive technology
Powerful messages from Tohoku artist
Interview with Dave McClure
“Ability not Disability”
Following their success with ShogiWars, HEROZ enters the realm of backgammon and chess
Scholar’s project first of its kind in Japan
The Vine team’s visit to Japan - An interview about the split with Twitter video and monetization
Photographer Atsuko Maehata explores the legacies of modernization
A park layered with different histories
Legality or happiness: Which is more important?
Aiming for Supercell and King
Tonko Studio's 'The Dam Keeper' nominated for Best Animated Short Film
Exploring Murakami’s world
Advancing science and technology for global happiness
Japanese Student turns easy-to-get material into art
Unfazed by missiles, Kentaro Sakakibara aims to bridge countries
An old cafe connecting new people
A paper maché inspired by the father of Zen Buddhism
Discussing rights in a cafe atmosphere
Interview with AgIC, Shinya Shimizu
Interview with VITRO, Akichika Tanaka
A life-saving kit born from the experiences of the March 2011 disaster
With over a billion downloads worldwide, social messaging app LINE launches new LINE TAXI service
Interview with Morihiro Harano, the creative director of OK Go’s drone-shot video
Scientists use spare time for remarkable achievement
Manufacturing and communication of the future will focus on sensations
The Arakawa + Gins lofts of ‘Reversible Destiny’ in Tokyo
The Shinkansen cleaning service, TESSEI, is taking the world by surprise
UNESCO has craftspeople abuzz
Domyo, a kimono enthusiasts’ favorite obijime retailer
Fans expect a “message from the heart”
My vocation – in Japanese tenshoku
Interview with Shigetaka Kurita
Here are the top locations to visit in Japan for the best nightscape views
Why a former backpacker decided to bridge countries through business
H. G. Meij Interview
300 years of traditional brewing heritage
Japan’s beautiful manhole covers
International boarding school, ISAK, opens in Japan
Toyota subcontractors venture into bar tools
Selling Japan's unique culture as tourism resources
Dale Dougherty, the founder of Maker Faire
Hitachino Nest’s strategy for the overseas market
A solution for the sleepless Japanese?
The KUHEIJI philosophy
Talking with street artist, 281_AntiNuke
Bringing fairytales to life: a modern-day version of Cinderella’s Pumpkin Carriage operating in Tokyo
Asahi Shuzo, the company behind the popular Dassai Sake, teams up with Fujitsu ICT
Hiroki Azuma’s attempt to bring tourists to Fukushima
A world-class collection that pursues perfection
An evolution of the traditional winter furnishing
The company with the most time-off
SHISEIDO releases iPhone accessory to be used with special facemasks in a limited quantity
Why DIY-tool.com chose to take on the world
A growing industry changing people's perceptions of drinking
Alex Bennett Ph.D. at Kansai University in Japan
A children's item going global
A former plaintiff's view on freedom of expression in Japan
Clever’s unrivalled technology and will
The Studio’s LOLLIPOP CHAINSAW has sold more a million copies since launch
You can become a YouTuber from tomorrow
The debate on Ryudai Takano's incident in Japan
Interview with Gomi Hayakawa, fashion designer
Why author Erika Kobayashi writes about radiation
KHAOSAN : The hostel group in Japan popular with foreign travellers
Non-verbal game app BrainWars can be far gather support worldwide.
Specializing in high-end accommodation across Japan, Relux aims to increase its overseas user base.
What and how does a culture influence on someone with multiple nationalities?
The Interactive Museum Where You Can Create Your Own Unique Cupnoodles!
The company announce increase in production in advance of further expansion abroad.
Machiya(Kyo Machiya) are traditional japanese wooden houses.
The Portable Stool that can be Stored in a Bookcase!
Bringing Japanese Pop Culture to Foreign Markets
An interview with model and singer, Una
A world widely loved manga series, “Rurouni Kenshin (Samurai X)”. The movie series finally came to an end.
Staying in Tokyo’s Shitamachi District
As Sony’s in-house company president, Koichiro Tsujino led pioneering projects such as the Sugoroku DVD recorder and the next-generation TV called CoCoon. He resigned from the company in 2006 and joined Google the following year, displaying his shrewdness as president of Google Japan.
The girls have set new standards in the world of music!
Bringing the culture of Edo to the modern age through a fusion of aquariums and art.
The biggest mystery in the universe
An Artisan Craft with Over 300 Years of History
A film that reminds us that nothing lasts forever and gives us a renewed sense of the preciousness of everyday life.
Heading out for my frequent dose of art exhibitions, I often encounter, encourage, or provoke discussions and hopefully heated debates about art.
The long-awaited final installments of the film adaptation of the hugely popular manga series, which has sold over 58 million copies, are being released!
The ice-cream spoon “15.0%” has become so popular that supply has been unable to keep up with demand since the moment it hit the market.
Firework displays are one of Japan’s summer traditions. June to July is the main season, and there are a variety of firework displays, from small to large, held throughout the country. As well as being an opportunity for firework technicians to show off their skills, these displays that paint the night sky are also important events giving Japanese people a sense of summer and allowing them to enjoy the season.
Japanese idol groups have created many innovations that have greatly changed the Japanese entertainment landscape. Their success could be a huge hint for the future of entertainment businesses around the world.
Can Mercari Carve Out a Place for Itself in the American Market?
A Story of A Girl who Survived An Atomic Bomb
Confined to a single, 50sq-foot room (1,200 yen a night), I toil away every day with nothing to show for it
Innovation in an Apartment
An Ancient Business Resurrects Japanese Craftwork
Although there are plenty of capable news curation apps in Japan like SmartNews, LINE NEWS, Antenna, and NewsPicks, the original app that pioneered this genre was Gunosy.
The computer Ochiai has in mind isn’t VR or AR, but instead a computer that operates on logic from the real world. You could call this vision an overwriting of the actual world by computers.
Creating the Products People Truly Want
The World of Woodblock Prints where Classic Tradition and Characters of Today Meet
More than 2 billion people around the world are living in poverty today. But there are also plenty of technologies and products available that can help the world fight poverty.
"Anti-Japanese protests erupt in China following island demonstration…" (Telegraph, Sept. 2012).
Among the younger generation, there are those considering switching jobs or working for themselves in order to make a living doing what they love. But is this really a wise move? What does it really mean to pursue your passion as your career?
Many developed countries see the medical and health care industry as the next growth area after the IT industry.
Ceramic Artists Shape their emotions with Clay, Fire, and Paintings
What is the key to effective business communication and how can we get our hands on it?
Education needs diagonal relationships.
Cultivating Japan’s Manga Culture Worldwide.
Two-time yo-yo world champion BLACK garnered attention when he became the first Japanese speaker on the TED stage in 2013.
With its unique products such as Usui Saifu, Hozon Suru Memo-Cho, Hiraku PC Bag, Mobilers Bag, Value Innovation Corp. has become a huge hit among members of the IT industry and fans of stationery products.
WORLD ORDER is a seven-man music and dance troupe, lead by former wrestler and mixed martial-arts fighter Genki Sudo.
In June of 2012, Naoya Kihara became the first Japanese to ever win a title at the World Series of Poker. We asked him how he reached the top as a professional poker player, which is considered unconventional in Japan.
What author Tomonori Taniguchi wants to express through picture story books.
Schoolgirls are the ultimate symbol of innocence, youth, and freedom. Photographer Yuki Aoyama, who often portrays Japanese schoolgirl fetishism in his work, explains why models can express more despite revealing less.
Kyaraben (short for “character bento”) are boxed lunches, elaborately arranged to look like characters from popular media. In Japan, everyday home-makers are creating all manner of kyaraben, based on characters from Japanese cartoon shows and comic-books. So, how exactly do you go about making them?
pixiv, an illustration communication service with over 3.8 billion PV per month and 10 million users, is a hugely popular SNS.
The practice of making bento based on cartoon and comic-book characters began in Japan, but in recent years has transcended national borders and spread to countries all around the world. We asked blogger Momo San, known for making adorable character bento, about the appeal of these boxed lunches.
In 2013, he began performing for audiences overseas, and people all over the world have enjoyed his interesting, new take on this very traditional Japanese puppet show.
Even if you are new to investing, you may already know some of the most fundamental principles of sound investing. How did you learn them?
One small Japanese venture company, FOMM, is looking at penetrating the Southeast Asian market by developing EVs that can withstand the flood disasters that plague the region – a heretofore unprecedented move.
Looking back it’s hard for me to believe how much my life and outlook on the world has changed.
How to Learn about Creativity and Expression in Today’s Information-Based Society
This article introduce the deceptively deep history of Japanese wrapping cloth, from its inception to its design and usability.
Growing up in a densely Asian-populated suburb of Southern California, I never felt confused or lost about my identity as a Japanese-American until I studied in Japan twice-- once before the Tohoku earthquake in 2011 and again after.
With over 20 million downloads, what is the smartphone app CocoPPa’s next move?
Defining fear: How fear differs in Japan and the US
The key to spirit training through Zen
Everything you need to know about Japanese knives
Dragonball senzu beans in the works?
Translator Motoyuki Shibata Discusses Contemporary Japanese Fiction