Two sapphic women, a murder case, an obsession for lust and a question: Would you kill for love?

The Olympians are taking over TikTok with their antics inside the Olympic Village, showing us just how well they maintain healthy work-life balance

Our Shop Japan roundup this week features gifts for pet owners, children or parents-to-be and anybody with a sweet tooth. All are made in Japan and feature unique Japanese materials or ingredients,…

Due to the concerns over the outbreak of Covid-19, Roppongi Art Night 2021 scheduled for September 23–26 has been postponed. The future schedule is undecided at this time. Updates will be announced…

Summer in Tokyo is notoriously hot. Some love going to the beach or mountain, but the art lovers have something else in mind. A scorching summer can’t get you in the cool…

Located in a lush valley in Oita Prefecture’s western Sarayama district, Ontayaki Pottery Village moves to a steady rhythm of its own. There’s no mistaking its distinctive sounds — rushing water, a…

When you think of maid cafés, you probably imagine cute Japanese girls in frilly French maid outfits being gawked at by tourists and cheered on by their loyal otaku clientele. You’re not…

No one ever said life was meant to be easy, but some people lead lives straight out of a bad Hallmark movie (or a particularly good episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race.) Whether…

There’s been lots of negativity surrounding the upcoming Olympics for obvious reasons. Yet one thing the Japanese public can all feel positive about is the appearance of Rikako Ikee at the event.  …

Let your mind conjure the image of the stoic sullen craftsman. Furrowed brow, few words, sunk in his world. Kimiaki Kono, a Tokyo shamisen craftsman, takes that image, considers it for a…

Great news — you can now get your head in the Olympics game from your couch

There’s an inherent, undeniable link between comedy and horror. One only needs to look at, say, Alfred Hitchcock. The master of terror and suspense had a darkly humorous side exemplified by his iconic…