Japanese Life & Culture

JATA Tourism EXPO Japan 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight

Japan Tourism Association and Japan Assoc. of Travel Agents (JATA) had hitherto each promoted tourist fairs "Tabi Fair" and JATA Travel Fair", respectively, and this year they joined force to co-sponsor a fresh version of tourist fair titled "JATA Tourism EXPO Japan 2016" on September 22-25.

October 5, 2016 at 9:28 am

Japanese Youngsters Living in Haste

Today's episode is a bit exclusive - in the sense that we are about to talk about Japanese youngsters and their "speech".

October 5, 2016 at 9:16 am

Suntory to Open Japanese Cuisine Course in New York's CIA

This Episode originates in New York as Suntory's venture to open a Japanese cuisine course in the Culinary Institute of America (CIA).

October 5, 2016 at 9:10 am

Japan's Population of the Aged Marks All-time High

Just imagine three out of ten women are now elderly and the soaring trend is ongoing in Japan. Here's a land of courtesy and the phenomenon is something graifying - or is it?

September 22, 2016 at 10:36 am

Hostile Hornets Attacked Over 100 Marathoners in Gifu, Japan

Better watch when you marathon at this time of year - in Japan, anyway.

September 22, 2016 at 10:25 am

How about GPS-guided Smartphone for Touring Temples and Shrines?

Autumn is afoot in Japan as that deadly heat is subsiding mid September; the most tempting touring season in Japan is just around the corner.

September 22, 2016 at 10:19 am

Tokyo's Fish Market in a Fix

Tokyo depends on a giant fish market for its daily fish supply, and the market, Tsukiji Shijo, is right now hanging midair whether to ever move its new site already built in near Toyosu.

September 22, 2016 at 10:07 am

Tokyo's "Skytree" Tops World in Catching Thunderbolts

The Tokyo Skytree rises 2080 ft high overlooking the entire Kanto Plain. It's Tokyo's top tourist attraction and Asia's second tallest structure after the Burf Khalifa (2772 ft).

August 20, 2016 at 8:02 am

Foreign Tourists Like it Hot?

The heated Olympic competitions in Rio aside, more tourists visited Japan in the month of July this year than in the same month a year ago, the Japan National Tourist Organization bared July 17.

August 1, 2016 at 9:47 am

Pokemon Hunters Çrowd in Park at Night (Tokyo)

How can humans come this far out of mind? Head-on collisions and bumping into telephone pole are not enough for the fanatics of the just-released Pokemon Go.

August 1, 2016 at 9:39 am

Happiness and Love to Sign Sister Station Tie ar

People are funny - funny in such an amiable manner. A local railway station in Hokkaido happens to be called "happiness" and a station in Taiwan's Hexing Station in Hsinchu County is nicknamed "Love".

July 27, 2016 at 4:03 am

Japanese Government to Draft Outline for Abdication

Japan's government is to prepare for revising the law governing the Imperial Household Law soonest at the next year's regular session of the Diet to deliberate on Emperor Akihito's wish to abdicate, bared government sources July 14.

July 27, 2016 at 3:49 am

Japan’s Emperor Akihito Expresses Intention to Abdicate in a Few Years

Emperor Akihito expressed intention to retire while active in the next few years, reported NHK, July 13. At age 82, His Majesty still discharges numerous state functions as stipulated by the Constitution - ceremonies, greets foreign dignitaries, etc.

July 14, 2016 at 5:09 am

Upper House Election Endorses Shinzo Abe

Past midnight in Tokyo, July 10, the Upper House seats are nearing a denouement with Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party having battled their way through the 17-day campaign to a commanding victory.

July 14, 2016 at 4:57 am

Women's Suffrage Marks 70th Anniversary in Japan

The House of Councillors' election two days away, Japan is amid a political craze the campaign cars speeding to and fro screaming the candidates' names.

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