As President Trump officially withdraws the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the consequences will be felt throughout, especially in Japan.
Retirement is no easy decision for an Emperor, but at 83, Emperor Akihito of Japan has a compelling case. The Imperial Family must gain the approval of the Japanese government and the Imperial Household Agency before taking any official action.
Actress Fumika Shimizu recently decided to up and retire from acting at age 22, thanks to the wonky cult she joined. What's up with that? Allow Izanau to lay it out for you.
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.
Who is Japan's biggest fan? None other than Taiwan! The Hello-Kitty loving nation has historic ties and admiration for Japan which could be mutually beneficial.
A recently discovered letter written by famous samurai and anti-Tokugawa activist, Sakamoto Ryōma, sheds light on the elusive state of affairs in Japan right before Ryōma’s assassination in 1867.
Could the sudden death of Shiritsu Ebisu Chūgaku's Rina Matsuno have been prevented with better awareness of the medical utilities and AED machines (Automated External Defibrillator) available throughout Japan?
Tokyo's former governor, Shintaro Ishihara, claims that Obama ordered the CIA to assassinate him by using Chinese people living in Japan. The bizzare claim is just one of many that Ishihara has made over the years.
Kobe and Awaji's resilient spirits are recognized as today, January 17th, 2017, marks the 22nd anniversary of The Great Hanshin-Awaji Island Earthquake. Victims of the natural disaster are commemorated, and the future is hopeful as education and research
Izanau reports on Japanese crime, hostile pyrotechnics, and dumbassery - all in one compact article!
The symbiotic trade and security relationship between Japan and the U.S. was on the rocks when Trump won the U.S. presidential election. The terms regarding the two nations’ alliance still remain unclear after Trump’s first press conference after Election
Japan is a purveyor of weird and strange information, and porn. The latest media frenzy was around the death of a man who was supposedly crushed by his porn collection.
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 harassment.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic games are much anticipated, and Japan has added to the excitement by announcing anime and manga characters as the official cultural ambassadors for the event.
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.
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has almost become synonymous with nuclear power plant disaster since the March 11th Fukushima blunder. Current events regarding TEPCO and recent reports on radiation levels reaching a new high within reactors have don
Japan, China, and Taiwan have been in conflict over ownership of the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea for decades. Now with Trump as POTUS, what happens next?
Nintendo is suing MariCAR for ripping off its Mario Kart franchise and providing fans with a real-life go-karting experience, dressed in the signature costumes of Mario and friends.
Japan's Prime Minister Abe and his wife, Akie Abe, found themselves in hot water as Yasunori Kagoike accused them of funding the Moritomo Gakuen school construction through devious methods in light of the recent land scandal.
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 gaffe "regrettable".