Hit 2016 in full swing: How to stay true to your resolutions. Looking back at the year that was: The stories of 2015. Get out of bed and get on the slopes: Snowboarding & skiiing in Honshu. Also: Hand-crafted elegance at Wabist gift shop, people, parties, and places, movies, agenda and more.
Ice climber: Sealing Japan’s frozen heights. Running the city: The Tokyo Marathon turns ten. Hidetoshi Nakata: A soccer all-star on the sake trail.
3/11: Five years of recovering and rebuilding. Omotenashi Selection: products from every corner of the country. Maestro on the decks: Techno legend Jeff Mills goes orchestral. Also: Celebrating hanami with a touch of class, Yoshikazu Fujita gets ready for rugby in Rio, movies, events, and much more.
Hirotada Ototale: No legs, no arms, no limits. Also: Natsumi Hoshi swims for Rio gold, getaways for golden week, Tokyo area guide, the evolution of Cirque du Soleil, and much more.
Climb this staircase and other top reasons to visit Hakone. Also: M83 review, sake beauty secrets, faces of Tokyo’s LGBT community, Hiromi Miyake lifts for gold, best new restaurants.
Beck: Plus nine other festival acts to watch this summer. Chinatown: Explore Yokohama’s more colorful side. “I opened for the Beatles”: Remembering that Budokan show 50 years back. Also: Where to go hang gliding, how to plan a wedding in Tokyo, and meet “King Kohei” – Japan’s Champion Gymnast.
Guess where we’re going this summer: Into the heart of Tohoku. Also: Why you shouldn’t buy a pet in Japan, Q&A with Hibana author Naoki Matayoshi, and Judoka warrior Ami Kondo.
Far from the madding crowd: Secret diving spots, an organic farm, a mountain onsen, and other dreamy gateways. Also: Rediscovered from WWII, change the way you watch TV, summer drinks and a rio sports roundup.
Yukata/Kimono Trend Report: Check out five style-defining brands that are reinventing tradition. Sexism in the City: Will men and women be equal in Japan’s workforce? Plus: The Plight Of The Phantom Pig, Healthy Ice Cream, The Beauties of Akita and Q&A with Paralympics Athlete Saki Takakuwa.
The light and the dark of creativity: Rising stars from fashion week, design festa, and more. Capturing the art of bonsai. Where do all the ballerinas go? The underbelly of Japan’s entertainment biz. Plus: What to do in Jimbocho, why you should switch to charcoal soap, and fall foliage travel tips.
Inside Tokyo Apartments: Showcasing a collection of photographs featured in “Onago Room” by photographer Shiori Kawamoto. Plus: Exclusive Q&A with Anime Director Mamoru Hosoda, Youtube Sensations, and our Biannual Education Special.
2016’s stranger things. Check out our review of the worst year in recent memory. Plus an exclusive Interview with Ryu Murakami, 31 Christmas Gift Ideas, and the Happy Bees on Ginza’s Rooftops