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Forget about cellophane-wrapped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and a bag of potato chips: packing a lunch in Japan goes beyond a brown-bag affair. In fact, bento-making is a serious affair here.…

Demon cutouts, bags of beans and rolls of sushi are appearing on the shelves of convenience stores—but what is it all about? It’s Setsubun time, and with that comes a plethora of…

Proudly sitting on platforms of red carpet, sets of ornamental dolls are awaiting their own festival on March 3. Move over boys, this festival is all about girls and dolls. Also dubbed…

The coming national holiday is most likely one of the most appreciated of the year—after all, we all need another small break after unwillingly easing back into our daily routines this week.…

With pancakes queues on every corner, there is no doubt breakfast is the next big thing in Japan. On September 2, six of Japan’s top chefs gathered in one kitchen to determine…

As if popcorn and pancakes queues weren’t enough already, there’s a new line that has been forming over the summer in Tokyo: cupcakes, straight from New York City.  Somehow, cupcakes never fully…

Try out one of these “Super Cool Biz” looks as the temperatures start rising. By Vivian Morelli With the Cool Biz movement already kicking off its tenth year, the air conditioner temperatures…

The Tokyo Yamathon is the “ultimate urban fundraising challenge” where teams of three or four people compete to walk or run through Tokyo, visiting all 29 stations of the famous JR Yamanote…