Japanese Life & Culture

A Sure Cure for Hangover

Another year nearing its end and weekly, if not daily, get-togethers over drinks in full swing all over in Japan, there's always this problem of hangovers.

December 18, 2015 at 11:37 pm

Onsen (Hot Spring) Beckons You to Japan in Wintertime

Most of you friends of Japan might find Japan in springtime the best of all seasons full of cherry blossoms and you are quite right.

December 15, 2015 at 10:50 am

Japanese Babies Sleep least -Why?

How would you react to a set of statistics that say Japanese babies sleep least - average 1.7 hours less than the longest-sleeping babies?

December 5, 2015 at 2:20 pm

300,000-LED Bulb Luminaire Illuminates Kobe's Winter Night

A light symbol of recovery from the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, Kobe Luminarie opened December 4th night to illuminate the night skies of Kobe with 300 thousand LED bulbs - 1.5 times more than in regulars years.

December 4, 2015 at 8:25 pm

Dementia Cafes Popular in Japan

It seems anybody is potentially liable to contract in the process of aging; some feel a touch of it in their 50's. Dementia - or otherwise known as senility or cognition impairment.

November 28, 2015 at 8:44 pm

"Gibier" in Vogue Among Young Women in Japan

Gibier is a French word for wild animals' meat - deer, boar and such living wild in the mountains.

November 15, 2015 at 11:47 pm

Pla-rail - Heard of It?

Everybody knows, good enough. But what about "Pla-rail Advance"?

November 13, 2015 at 9:04 pm

1200-Year-Old Ginkgo Tree in Glorious Gold

The Japanese find spirits in everything in sight: aged rocks, rusty cave, waterfalls, you name it.

November 11, 2015 at 1:47 pm

Wine Tourism Yamanashi: November 7-8

This episode takes you to the "Wine Land", Yamanashi, northwest of Mt. Fuji. It's long known for grapes and nowadays gaining popularity for a land of superb wine.

November 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm

"Blades Day" in Seki: Day to Offer Gratitude to Used Blades

November 8 is the Blades Day not to celebrate the utility of blades but to offer gratitude to used blades of all kinds.

November 8, 2015 at 7:20 pm

A Rare Underground Spot in Saitama

Did you know there is a rare underground sightseeing spot in otherwise less magnetic prefecture, Saitama?

November 5, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Swords and Accouterments Exhibition Masterpieces Since Muromachi

Some 20 masterpieces of Japanese sword since Muromachi Era in the possession of the members of the Japanese Sword Museum are displayed in an exhibition at Takamatsu's Kounan Museum of History and Folklore, open till December 6.

November 4, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Children from the Gaza Strip in Quake-Stricken Kamaishi

In the city of Kamaishi are children from the Gaza Strip of the interim autonomous region in conflict-torn Palestine mingling with local children in a kite-fling event arranged by an NPO operating in supportive activities in Palestine.

October 29, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Kuroshio 381 Express to Retire October 30 from JR West

Kuroshio Express 381 is one of those trains that have run for 40 years without accident and many railway fans are going to miss them.

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