The 34th Tokyo International Film Festival drew to a close on Monday after 10 days of screenings. This year a total of 126 films were selected from a record 29,414 admissions. Here’s…

Kyoto is known as Japan’s cultural capital for its abundance of temples, shrines and historical landmarks. Lesser known is the fact that it’s also a thriving hub for indie game development. Well…

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…

I don’t know if there really is an app for everything, but there is certainly one that will tell you how long you’ll have to wait in line before you get 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…

Following the success of her hit 2017 documentary Black in Tokyo, director Amarachi Nwosu returns with Women of Color in Japan. Produced under Melanin Unscripted, a platform aiming to shine a spotlight…

Four years after announcing her engagement to Kei Komuro, Princess Mako is finally set to wed her university sweetheart. It won’t have the pomp and circumstance of a traditional royal wedding, but will…

Solène Ballesta grew up in Versailles, on the outskirts of Paris. Maybe we would expect Ballesta, a photographer, to stay in one of the most photographable towns in the world, but she…

Art and technology combine at the latest installment of the popular exhibition series CrypTOKYO. Curated by experts at leading NFT marketplace Blockchain Art Exchange (BAE) which is produced by Bailey Labs, the…

On this day in 2019 Japan lost one of its most prominent international figures. Known as the “diminutive giant,” Sadako Ogata became the first-ever female UN High Commissioner for Refugees in 1991.…

“Kobayashi Sensei spoke no English, I spoke very little Japanese. Yet we connected immediately through facial expressions, hand gestures, smiles and my simply trying to copy what Sensei showed me.” That was…