Japanese culture has always been admired for its cuisine, scenic spots, and traditional arts. At the same time, the country is ranked as one of the top contributors in design, whether it…

Robert Schuller once said that it’s better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly. But what if you are a perfect specimen of the human race who can do no…

On February 24, Netflix released their new documentary show Age of Samurai: Battle for Japan to widespread “Oh heck yeah!” The series, which features reenactments of 16th-century events that ultimately led to…

As we continue to stay sheltered indoors, various forms of media have seen an explosion in content consumption with manga being no exception. While Western comics and graphic novels have typically been pigeonholed as…

From animated movies to old samurai flicks, there is an abundance of Japanese movies good enough to watch more than once. Nay, more than twice. We asked our readers what titles they…

One of the most enduring aspects of Japanese history is undoubtedly samurai culture.  Dating back to feudal Japan, this class of people sat at the axis of military and nobility,  where they…

Spring is swiftly approaching and the end of the current state of emergency in Tokyo is within sight. If the plum blossoms and warm sunshine are encouraging you to get out and…

Content creation has been steadily on the rise as of late and audio-based content is no exception. From the prevalence of audiobooks to the skyrocketing rise of Clubhouse, creators are now turning…

Searching through the debris of her decimated neighborhood in Onagawa two weeks after the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Mayumi Suzuki discovered a mud-encrusted camera that she recognized immediately. It belonged to…

Just about a year ago, Tokyo was flung into lockdown. Stores were closing early, people were panic-buying toilet paper and the Japanese government was advising to work remotely. As somebody who loves my own…

The allure of becoming a teenager again has long been the muse of actors, writers and filmmakers. Everything from Francis Ford Coppola’s 1985 film Peggy Sue Got Married to Jiro Taniguchi’s manga…

Have you joined the Tokyo Weekender Book Club yet? Come join us as we dive into (mostly) contemporary books that are either written by Japanese authors, are set in Japan, or have…