The Government of Japan's recent political scandals and gaffes have mad it quite unpopular, especially among the youth. From the Moritomo Gakuen land scandal to the new "Anti-conspiracy" bill, the public is questioning the Japanese government's competency
Yoshino Mountain, renowned for its "senbon sakura", or a thousand cherry blossom trees, is also home to Kinpusen-ji, Kinpu-jinja and World Heritage Site, Yoshimizu Jinja.
Princess Mako, the grand daughter of Emperor Akihito of Japan, is set to marry classmate, Kei Komuro. The royal engagement revives the age old debate about succession and retention of Imperial status in Japan.
A recently discovered letter written by famous samurai and anti-Tokugawa activist, Sakamoto Ryōma, sheds light on the elusive state of affairs in Japan right before Ryōma’s assassination in 1867.
Mount Koya is a sacred site in the Shingon sect of Buddhism, but there is much more to explore in the vicinity from the nyonindō or "women's hall" to the Daimon Gate.
Izanau presents 4 model courses for people from the UK heading to Sakai City!
Take a hike up to the highest peak in Osaka, Mt. Kongo!
Kudoyama, a town next to Mt. Kōya, has gained popularity with the release of Sanada Ten Braves (真田十勇士). Learn about the strategic moves by Sanada Masayuki that lead the samurai Sanada clan to Kudoyama.
Retirement is no easy decision for an Emperor, but at 83, Emperor Akihito of Japan has a compelling case. The Imperial Family must gain the approval of the Japanese government and the Imperial Household Agency before taking any official action.
As the abdication of Emperor Akihito may become a real possibility in 2017, the Heisei period will end, giving rise to a new era rise led by Crown Prince Naruhito. How will the name of this new era be determined?
Izanau explores Sumiyoshi Taisha - one of the largest, oldest, and most prestigious Shinto shrines in Osaka.
March 3rd marks Girls' Day or Dolls' day in Japan and is called "Hinamatsuri". The "hina ningyo" or "hina dolls" are beautifully displayed throughout Japan, and especially at homes with daughters in order to wish for their well-being. Learn about the sign