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Central Japan Railway Co (JR Tokai) has begun trials on a new series of “levitating” high-speed trains that will whisk passengers between Nagoya and Tokyo in under an hour. The “LO series”,…

Belgian Beer Weekend Tokyo returns again after its yearly tour of other Japanese cities such as Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya – giving us our latest chance to write about ale. This one’s…

Bunkaya meets Paul Smith is a collaboration between one of the world’s best-known designers and Bunkaya Zakkaten, a cult store in the backstreets of Harajuku known for its quirky, charming and somewhat…

Need a little help carrying a baby stroller or some heavy luggage down a flight of stairs on your way from A to B in Tokyo? Never fear, “Green Ranger” is here.…

[Update] This giveaway is now closed We are pleased to be able to announce a special Tokyo International Film Festival ticket giveaway, with five pairs of screening passes up for grabs. The…

Summer in Hokkaido’s south west offers a chance to escape the heat and more – you certainly don’t have to be a skier to enjoy this ever-pleasant land. by Andrew Ng When…

Last month, at a summit in Cambodia, UNESCO granted World Heritage status to Mount Fuji, but one writer feels the future of this already iconic and popular volcano can only go downhill……

Japan felt its highest temperatures in Shimanto, Kochi Prefecture, when the mercury hit 41 degrees Celsius on Monday, as temperatures soared across parts of the country for the third straight day. At…