Naver's subsidary LINE Corporation, which operates the popular chat and blogging app, LINE is set to release a digital assistant. The technology and capabilities are very similar to Google Home and Amazon's Echo; the differentiating factor of LINE's Clova
Konpa and gōkon are Japanese dating parties where singles mingle, and they are organized by friends or colleagues. However, due to the declining birthrate and population of rural Japan, the government of Niigata has attempted its own konpa.
In Japan, stereotypes based on blood types (A,B,O,AB) are more prevalent than Western horoscopes. Often influencing match-making and partnerships, learn about the stereotypes of the different blood types in Japan.
Tattoos have long been frowned upon in Japan due to its association with the yakuza and other criminals. Many "onsens" or public baths deny entry to those with tattoos, which affect foreigners with no such cultural association.
Both fine dining and regular dining in Japan have their own etiquette. Here are the basics to dining in Japan, especially at "tabehodai" and "nomihodai" (all you can eat and drink) joints.
TV commercials aiming to sell beer in Japan, have often been accompanied by famous figures gulping a beer. With the rising problems of alcoholism and binge drinking, many beer companies have steered away from the gulping.
A small town in Aomori, Japan claims to be the burial site of Jesus Christ and consequently an important site for Christianity. Learn about Jesus’s travel to the Far East and his brother, Isukiri.
Sanrio's ditching it's cute and innocent appeal for a red panda with an angry streak. Say hello to Aggretsuko!
As technology evolves, so does crime. The latest intersection of the two is identity theft through stealing or hacking bio-metric fingerprints from the peace sign that people put up in photos.
There are a lot of ways to fame – some more questionable than others. However, there is a fine line between becoming famous and notorious. This man’s plan, which includes a chainsaw and a YouTube channel, backfired horribly and landed him in jail.
Back off Alexa and Google Home, Azuma Hikari is the next biggest digital assistant!
There isnt much crime in Japan, but when it is it's pretty pervy!