There’s nothing really quite like a hearty hot pot to ward off the chill of winter. It’s a versatile dish you can throw together at home and an easy way to encourage…

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…

Answering whether a thing is real or not should be the easiest thing in the world. Hats? Real. Unicorns? Not real. Apples? Real. But things get a little complicated when it comes…

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…