Souvenirs from any Olympics have always been a popular way to remember the games, and with the years passing they become treasured mementos, family heirlooms, collectors’ items, and so on. Of course,…

A fresh-faced GI from a small town in America, Robert Whiting knew little of Japan’s capital before arriving on these shores just under 60 years ago. The then 19-year-old soon fell in love…

TW is collaborating with Tokyo-based illustrator Jean Freund for a limited series, ‘Bon Voyage Tokyo’. Every Monday from April 5, Freund will write about his experience as he develops and draws for…

  A fresh start is something everyone can use in 2021 after a year of remote work and oodles of hours spent staying at home. To contribute their support, Japanese fashion brands…

We embark on a private tour of Grand Hyatt Tokyo’s Takashi Murakami suite and take a look at the incredible art you’ll find scattered around, from the living room floors to the…

The love of soccer is prevalent around the world and the nostalgia of one’s first game, win or defeat, is etched in many minds. As children we learn a lot from playing…

Every day, we pass by hidden treasures intricately placed. They could be on a signpost on the way to work, hanging from a local park’s tree or on the underside of a…

TW is collaborating with Tokyo-based illustrator Jean Freund for a limited series, ‘Bon Voyage Tokyo’. Every Monday from April 5, Freund will write about his experience as he develops and draws for…

On Sunday, April 12, 2021, Hideki Matsuyama became the first Japanese golfer to don the green jacket at Augusta National Golf Club after holding off challengers to claim victory at the Masters…

Many of us are drawn to Japan from a need to find somewhere to belong. I arrived in Kanto in 2018, after three years in the deep countryside of northern Kyushu. What…

Despite everything going on in the world, there has never been a more exciting time for reading about Japan. New translations and Japan-based books are sprouting forth quicker than the bulbs at…

The same day we meet Sumire Matsubara for our interview, she later shares with her 170,000+ TikTok followers a video of herself performing a choreographed dance to the Justin Timberlake song, “SexyBack,”…