The Doll Floating Ceremony is a tradition associated with Hina Matsuri, or Girls' Day in Japan. It is customary to float Japanese hina ningyo (dolls) onto a river to get rid of bad luck for the year.
News & Events
Various news and events around Japan!
Audi came out with a special car geared towards its Japanese customer base: the Audi A8 5.5 - with an inbuilt rice cooker. Make your commute efficient with your dinner already cooking on your way home!
The 2017 Tokyo Marathon will take place in the most populated metropolis in the world. Starting at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building and ending by the Imperial Palace, learn about the landmarks you can see along the way!
Japan is notorious for "karoshi" or "death-by-overwork" due to its overwhelming work culture. In an effort to curb the long work hours, the Japanese government has launched Premium Friday which calls for employees to leave the office at around 3 pm on las
Tsukamoto Kindergarten and its head chief, Yasunori Kagoike, have been under fire after allegations of spreading anti-Chinese and anti-Korean propaganda and encouraging racism. The Japanese nationalistic propaganda and speech have left parents appalled.
Nationals of China, Vietnam, Nepal, Myanmar and Sri Lanka who are hoping to study in Japan as international students will now be subject to stricter Pre-Examination standards. The Immigration Bureau of Japan aims to curb illegal workers and overstays.
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!
Japanese Prime Minister Abe will pay a visit to Pearl Harbor, the first Prime Minister to do so since the tragic bombing.
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.
As President Trump officially withdraws the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the consequences will be felt throughout, especially in Japan.
Japan showcases rare diversity at the Miss World Japan pageant for 2 years in a row. The stereotypically homogenous society embraces inclusion and diversity.