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Japan is a country known for its low crime-rate. The incident on the Keio Line last Sunday, therefore, came as a shock to many. It was the second time this year that…

And then there were 17. Following the marriage of Mako and Kei Komuro this week, the Imperial family got smaller again as the princess lost her royal status. It means there are…

Four years after announcing her engagement to Kei Komuro, Princess Mako is finally set to wed her university sweetheart. It won’t have the pomp and circumstance of a traditional royal wedding, but will…

On Monday, Tokyo recorded 29 Covid-19 cases, the lowest number this year. For the past two weeks, the figures in the capital have consistently been below 100 and have remained low throughout…

On this day in 2019 Japan lost one of its most prominent international figures. Known as the “diminutive giant,” Sadako Ogata became the first-ever female UN High Commissioner for Refugees in 1991.…

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…