Japanese Life & Culture

Digital Signage - Chic Electronic Bulletin Board for Foreign Tourists to Japan

Wow, a brand new Electronic Bulletin Board installed to navigate foreign tourists...!

March 17, 2016 at 9:33 am

45 "Nadeshiko Brands" Honored This Year

This episode has to do with a flower and a group of 45 corporates honored by virtue of "living up to its charms".

March 14, 2016 at 8:57 am

Democratic Progressive Party in Japan Eh?

I merely let out my immediate reaction the moment I heard this afternoon that Japan's two leading opposition parties agreed to unite under the same party name already proudly shared in Taiwan.

March 3, 2016 at 8:24 am

February 29, another "Meat Day"! - Eh?

Welcome to another episode on what's happening in/on/to Japan. I'm your navigator, Nathan Shiga.

March 2, 2016 at 10:13 am

How About a 62-meter-long Chocolate Cake ?

A queer thing for a change - a ridiculously long chocolate cake: 62 meters, my folks.

March 1, 2016 at 8:35 am

80 Years After 2-26 Incident: Capt. Kono’s Wills Discovered

This episode has to do with Japan not of today but 80 years ago, on February 26, 1936, when an armed incident shook up the whole country.

February 29, 2016 at 8:32 am

Japan House in Sao Paulo to Stress on Japanese Culture

A PR outpost "Japan House" the Japanese foreign ministry is building in Sao Paulo is going to be a wooden structure stressing the charms of Japan culture, it was announced February 25 in Sao Paulo.

February 26, 2016 at 9:04 am

Tora-san's Hometown Shibamata Booming Again

This episode is a bit local in the sense that not so many foreigners may even know about Tora or Shibamata.

February 25, 2016 at 1:42 am

Southernmost National Park : Iriomotejima Island

If you have no idea what this island is and why it makes a headline in today's episode, you are not to blame.

February 23, 2016 at 12:49 am

Good News for Tourists to Japan at Airports

Traveling is fun but the traffic congestion at the customs is sure bothersome. Japan is no exception.

February 22, 2016 at 1:25 am

Never Knew Monkeys Love Scallion (Welsh onion or negi)

Scallion - most of our readers may perhaps be more familiar with Welch onion but we Japanese are more comfortable with "Negi".

February 17, 2016 at 2:53 am

Plock? - Japanese Student Made An Amazing Clock

Right, Plock, short for plotting clock - a clock that plots time all by itself. I'm Nathan Shiga and here to tell you a most ingenious thing ever built.

February 16, 2016 at 8:09 am

Cat vs. Dog - Which Loved More in Japan?

If you're a pet owner, whatever you keep is your pick - so that's that. But then, here in Japan a new vogue is setting in.

February 11, 2016 at 9:18 am

Coffee Checks Liver Cancer: Honestly?

Today, it's about coffee and cancer and a recent report on how effective is one to the other - coffee to cancer naturally.

February 10, 2016 at 8:18 am

Transitioning of Valentine's Day In Japan

Most Japanese know by habit February 14 is St. Valentine's Day when girls buy boys chocolate.

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