Premium Friday, the Japanese government's latest attempt to curb "karoshi" or "death by overwork" and stimulate the economy, has failed spectacularly. With voluntary participation and lack of planning, it is clear that Japan needs to address the work-life
In a recent gaffe, Mayor Kyohei Sakita of Nichinan, sent his employees a "sexy" LINE message, that was meant for one set of eyes only. Embarrassingly enough, the LINE message was addressed to another employee, raising questions about power and sexual hara
Japan has a variety of medication and products to prevent and treat allergies. From masks and medication, to filters and eye drops, learn how to find simple allergy relief during pollen season in Japan.
Takahiro Yoshida, an NHK executive, was arrested after making a home visit in hopes of collecting the NHK subscription fee and kissing the woman who opened the door. Japan's national broadcasting channel, NHK, has called called the situation "regrettable"
Japan elects the world's first transgender man, Tomoya Hasada, as a public official. This is a huge step forward for conservative Japan, which is quite behind in women's and minorities' rights relative to other developed countries.
Recent typhoons have caused a shortage of Hokkaidō's potato crop. Consequences include companies such as Calbee halting their production of various brands of potato chips — including pizza chips.
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!
Izanau writer Peter goes to Hida, in the Gifu prefecture to check out the place that "Your Name" was based off of!