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Hokkaido held on to its title as Japan’s most attractive prefecture in the Brand Research Institute’s annual survey. Conducted in the summer, around 35,000 respondents were asked 89 questions regarding recognition of…

Tokyo is the best big city in the world. That is the view of readers of Condé Nast Traveler, a multiple award-winning luxury and lifestyle magazine that has both American and UK…

The Korean survival drama Squid Game is on course to overtake Bridgerton as Netflix’s most popular ever series. In fact, it’s been so big, a Korean internet provider is suing the US streaming platform due to…

Domestic news this week was dominated by the LDP presidential election won by Fumio Kishida. We’ve covered that here, so in this article we’ll be looking at the other stories that made…

Fumio Kishida this week won the race to be the new Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader, defeating public favorite Taro Kono. He will now formally be voted in as prime minister in…

The triennial election to choose the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) takes place next Wednesday. The winner of the LDP leadership election will then be formally named as prime minister…

In this week’s news roundup, we report on the two ballistic missiles North Korea fired into Japan’s exclusive economic zone. There’s also the latest on the upcoming LDP leadership election as Shigeru Ishiba pulls…

After a long photo-shoot, I thought Hikari Mori may be tired and possibly a little apathetic for our interview. She was anything but. The 29-year-old model was brimming with energy and enthusiasm…