The International Food Festival UTAGE 2017 in Osaka, offers a unique opportunity for foreigners and locals alike to enjoy the different flavors of Japanese cuisine and the evolution of Japanese food. Occurring only once every four years, the UTAGE 2017, i
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Various news and events around Japan!
Shōwa Day marks the beginning of Golden Week on April 29. From commemorating the controversial Emperor Shōwa, also known as Emperor Hirohito, to recognizing Japan's rebound from World War II, Shōwa Day has undergone various official reasons to celebrate.
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
Melco plans to construct a multi-billion dollar casino in Osaka, as Japan legalizes gambling. The entertainment complex would include restaurants, bars, spas and nightlife, along with casinos, and would capitalize on tourists and Japanese public.
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
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"
Manga and anime fans gathered at Tokyo Big Sight for the largest anime convention in Japan: Anime Japan 2017! Cosplayers, craftsmen, and megafans rejoiced at the convention which celebrated The Attack On Titans, Yuri!!! On Ice, and numerous other anime.
Enjoy some fun in the sun this summer, right beside the famous Osaka Castle!
Sanrio's ditching it's cute and innocent appeal for a red panda with an angry streak. Say hello to Aggretsuko!
Vogue Japan hosts the first Kobe Fashion's Night Out (FNO). Guests included models Jun Hasegawa and Rina Fukushi and Vogue Japan editor in chief, Mitsuko Watanabe. Fashion events entertained all throughout the day at Kobe Daimaru in Motomachi!
Japan's biggest cosplay event, Nipponbashi Street Festival 2017, hauled in locals and foreigners alike. Here's what you missed at this year's Nipponbashi Street Festa.
Hokkaido will don various ice sculptures from February 6, 2017 - February 12, 2017 at its annually coveted Sapporo Snow Festival (さっぽろ雪まつり). The snow and ice festival will feature Star Wars and Final Fantasy themed ice sculptures.