This season we have three Shop Japan roundups to help you in your search for the perfect holiday gift.  More gift ideas: Shop Japan: 25 Gift Ideas For this Holiday Season Food…

During the Edo Period (1603 – 1868), if you weren’t a samurai, farmer, craftsperson, merchant, or priest, they didn’t consider you a human in Japan. The bulk of the people outside those…

Bonsai artisan and horticulturist Yoshinobu Tabata says that his work has no end. In writing, it may sound like a complaint, but to hear Tabata say it you’ll hear the joy behind…

As travel to and within Japan remains highly limited, most of us are turning to Japan-based content creators who can give us the low down on life in the land of the…

This season we have three Shop Japan roundups to help you in your search for the perfect holiday gift.  Fashion 1. Your own comfort linen scarf by handsome linen KOMO Elevating the quality…

Usually served alongside a cup of freshly brewed matcha, wagashi (Japanese confectionery) are traditionally modest. Simple in shape, small in size and with a modicum of ingredients, they provide sweetness to counter…

Who wouldn’t love to get a box packed with delicious treats each month? Since 2015 TokyoTreat has been delivering the latest in Japan-exclusive snacks and sweets, and last February they launched their…

Our Spotlight article this month looks at Dr Tetsu Nakamura, a man who should be celebrating his 75th birthday today. Tragically, the Japanese physician was shot and killed two years ago while heading…

With over 300 million registered users, it’s impossible to talk about language learning apps without talking about Duolingo. It was the first educational software to be chosen as iPhone App of the…

Zaido, a Japanese festival dating back 1,300 years, is the title and subject of a stunning new photographic tome filled with striking images by Steidl Book Award winner Yukari Chikura. Beautifully bound…

Walking down the approach to Shonai Shrine is a test in concentration. To the sides, flowers tempt with their intoxicating scents and vivid colors, and – if you do a full 180…

On this day 76 years ago Sadako Sasaki was blown out of her house window by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Though feared dead, she remarkably survived without any visual injuries.…