Japanese Life & Culture

To Ban Smoking or To Separate Smoking - That is the Question in Japan

The Japanese government eyes on inducing 20 million foreign visitors toward the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

October 7, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Retiring Japanese Teacher Got Best Diploma from Students He Taught 14 Years Ago

In Japan, school teachers retire at age 60 and so did Junji Shiono last spring after 36 years of teaching at Aihara High School, Kanazawa.

October 7, 2015 at 11:59 am

Tsunami-torn Reed Organ Miraculously Revives in Japan

Rikuzen Takada in Iwate Japan was hard hit by the tsunami on March 2011 and the whole town was practically wiped off the ground. Hundreds of houses drifted and fishing boats lost in waves.

October 6, 2015 at 5:18 pm

Soba Noodles: Nepal Soba Flowers Bloom in Japan

Japanese cuisine booming globally, the world's good livers may know Udon or wheat noodles but not quite Soba or buckwheat noodles.

October 5, 2015 at 1:49 pm

An Open-Air Art Exhibition You Never Can Visit in Fukushima

Four and half years after the blast at Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Fukushima still has some difficult-to-return zones of high radiological dosage. There is no knowing when these areas are made habitable.

October 4, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Awa Odori Dance Festival Held in Paris

On October 1, a team of 30 Awa Odori dancers were joined by some 150 Paris citizens at the Japan Culture Center near the Eiffel Tower for a mass dancing of Awa Odori as part of the 1st Awa Odori Paris.

October 3, 2015 at 9:00 pm

"Come Live with Us!": Depopulated Nagasaki Offers Recreational Vehicles

Why not tour in a camping car to find your favorite place to live in Nagasaki?

October 3, 2015 at 8:32 pm

Japan's First Female Photojournalist Going Strong at 101

Tsuneko Sasamoto, a renowned Japanese photographer, is a wonder woman vivaciously working on a new collection at age 101.

October 3, 2015 at 8:21 pm

More Foreigners Join Japan's Shikoku Pilgrimage

Shikoku Pilgrimage is no walk from A to B, but the whole walk is a package of 88 individual self-conclusive walks from one temple to another, the like of which is rather hard to find elsewhere in the world.

October 1, 2015 at 10:47 pm

Historic Honda Racing Cars Exhibited in Japan's F1 Home

Mie is in focus right now with the F1 Japan Grand Prix from September 25 this year and the Ise-Shima summit in May, 2016.

October 1, 2015 at 7:37 pm

"Kwaidan Live Bar Thriller Night" in Roppongi, Japan

A charming lady, Ayako Yamaguchi, 26, received him at the door. The program lists kwaidans once in every hour for 15 minutes each - told live.

September 30, 2015 at 1:38 pm

5 Artificially Reared Raicho Chicks Lost in Japan

Snow grouse, rock ptarmigan, or commonly called Raicho in Japan is the official bird of Toyama Prefecture and a protected species nationwide.

September 29, 2015 at 10:35 am

Hiroshima Radio Station Aired the Day After Atomic Bombing

August 8, 1945, was the day of calamity for the people of Hiroshima as an atomic bomb was dropped at 8:15 a.m. that day directly killing 80,000 and 160,000 by the end of the year due to injury and radiation.

September 28, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Super-large Harvest Moon : Supermoon Draw Attention in Japan

Autumn come, moon-viewing parties are common wherever in Japan.

September 28, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Anime Characters Goodwill Donations Year After Year in Japan

On September 9, a package was delivered to the City Office in Minami Ward, Yokohama from an anime heroine Miyuki Hoshizora.

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