Japan has launched a new bullet train service linking Tokyo with Kanazawa. Operating at speeds of up to 260 kilometers an hour it will cut travel times to the ancient city by […]
Designer Yohji Yamamoto talks bitches and feminism with Matthew Donaldson in his Tokyo studio.
Memorial were held across the country as Japan mourns the 4 year anniversary of the Fukushima earthquake and tsunami which sparked a nuclear crisis. One father, Takayuki Ueno, lost his entire family […]
Four years to the day since Fukushima, a minute of silence has been observed across Japan to remember the more than 18,000 people dead or missing in an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear […]
This #1 New York Times best-selling guide to decluttering your home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes readers step-by-step through her revolutionary KonMari Method for simplifying, organizing, and storing.
At the 2014 World Economic Forum, Japan got a damning report: when it comes to equal rights, Japan ranked 104 out of 136 countries. Tradition and discrimination contribute to the finding. Evidence […]
Eri Katayama lives in Otá, one of Tokyo’s 23 ‘special wards’, with her family. 19-year-old Eri just graduated from high school and is now studying in Tokyo. She gives us a tour […]
Every year a brand consultant agency called FutureBrand comes out with a report of the Country Brand Index (CBI). The “country brand” (think “Made in Japan”), is measured similarly to consumer or […]
Most of the cities in Japan including Tokyo were in ruins after the intense air raids. In 1945, Japan re-started to the future.