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It’s hard not stumbling upon a shrine or temple no matter the size of neighborhood you visit in Japan. Despite places of worship for Shintoism or Buddhism being virtually everywhere, only less…

Dialogue in the Dark, a franchise with presence in more than 50 countries, will start to offer limited exhibitions in English for its special Totonou exhibition. What sets the Tokyo edition apart is the main…

After 14 years in the works, ruby chocolate joins the ranks of the other three main types of chocolate; dark, milk, and white. With availability skyrocketing in Japan, chocolate lovers are now…

Saitama held its Rainbow Parade on January 25 near Kawagoe Station with about 200 visitors, including transgender activist Fumino Sugiyama and author Ryousuke Nanasaki. In stark contrast to rainbow pride celebrations in Tokyo,…

Commemorative fireworks and a light-up ceremony of the Olympics symbol at the artificial island of Odaiba started the six-month countdown to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Games. A total of 600…

The popular anime robot, Gundam, is set to come to life later this year for a limited time at a 9,000-square-meter complex in Yokohama. The Gundam Global Challenge project, with the sole…

Popular souvenirs from Japan include limited-edition products such as wild variations of Kit-Kat bars or peach-flavored Coca-Cola, with the same extending to alcoholic beverages from beer to sake. One sake brewery, Asahi-Shuzu,…

Amid high-rise buildings and asphyxiating crowds of Tokyo visitors can still find relatively unknown neighborhoods that remain frozen in time. One such neighborhood is Shibamata located away from the bustling city center…