March invites the beginning of spring which includes the start of sakura and "hanami" season in Japan. Check out these events if you make your way to Japan in March!
Hot sake or "atsukan" is a staple of winter in Japan. Learn how to enjoy the heated sake beverage and its various forms to keep warm in the winter.
Former model and rock star, Anna Tsuchiya, shows us her softer side at the Lolita themred, 2016 BABY, THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT Tea Party. Learn about her fashion picks and how she got into Lolita fashion!
Missed the 2016 BABY, THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT Tea Party at Meguro Gajoen? We've got you covered with an exclusive behind the scenes review of the fashionable, Lolita event featuring rock star Anna Tsuchiya.
Kairo, pocket-sized hand and body warmers, are the perfect way to keep warm during the winter. Easily available throughout conbini in Japan, learn about the variety of Kairo available, including the sticker and non-sticker types.
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.
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!
How does Uniqlo's HEATTECH compare to the all-new HEATTECH Ultra-Warm? Here is a review weighing the pros and cons of Uniqlo's latest line, the HEATTECH Ultra-Warm.
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!
Celebrate Izanau's one-year anniversary by participating in our scavenger hunt!
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.
Japanese amas are women deep sea divers- also referred to as "pearl divers"- who are primarily based in Toba, Toshijima and the surrounding islands in Mie Prefecture. They've had a powerful impact on the the cultivation of cultured pearls.
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.
Cats and kittens dominate the Internet with YouTube videos and cute Instagram posts. Follow the adventures of these ten adorable furry felines in Japan on Instagram!
Karlie Kloss and Vogue are both under fire once again for cultural appropriation due to the Japanese themed "Spirited Away" shoot in the March 2017 edition, which features Kloss in "yellowface". But the East doesn't seem to mind...
There is no denying that Japan has a prominent cat culture. Learn about the cats on the big screen and in the limelight on YouTube, as well as about the many islands, nekojima, populated with cats in Japan.
There's probably no better winter cuddling combination (and social media content) than cats, kittens, and a kotatsu. In Japan, these furry felines enjoy the warmth of the kotatsu just as much as their owners.
February 22nd is known as National Cat Day in Japan. Learn about the fun ways to celebrate Cat Day in Japan, from visiting Cat Island and Cat Cafes, to spending a day at Tokyo Disneyland.
Visit Sensō-ji and Asakusa to get the traditional and cultural Japanese experience in the heart of Tokyo.