It was not my most elegant moment. I was standing in a driveway, my rucksack sprawled on the tarmac before me, plastic wrapping strewn on top of it. And I was cramming…

The beginning of summer in Tokyo exhibits a few tell-tale signs: the piercing sound of cicadas, hand-held fans and humidity. Luckily, these months also bring us a glorious selection of fresh fruit…

Louis Vuitton was one of the first foreign luxury brands to come to Japan. Since then, the Japanese market has been one of its strongest, so it should come as no surprise…

Forty years ago this month, Suwa Seikosha employee Yukio Yokozawa received a patent for inventing the first-ever laptop-sized notebook PC. Featuring an LCD screen, full-size keyboard, built-in rechargeable batteries and a printer,…

As the shades of spring blossoms fleet away, the vibrant green colors of verdure shortly follow and greet us with stunning sceneries of shoka (early summer). While Kamakura is particularly famed for its…

Whether you are celebrating from home and brushing up on some much-needed LGBTQ+ history, or out and about trying delicious Australian wine with friends, wave your rainbow-colored flags this weekend in celebration of…

Olympic venues throughout Tokyo will be illuminated in the Olympic colors of blue, yellow, black, green and red from sundown until 8pm on Thursday, April 14, 2021, to show solidarity with Japan’s healthcare…

Fresh out of the second state of emergency, and with murmurs of new restrictions incoming, we are all experiencing various levels of the so-called Covid fatigue. During this time, it is important…

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…

Just because the once-famous tuna auction moved out of Tsukiji in 2018 doesn’t mean travelers shouldn’t miss out on this area well worth a wander. With a combination of local shops, cultural landmarks…

Like millions around the world, Jonathan Bethune has spent much of the last year working from home. But he now has a powerful incentive to spend much more than the occasional day…

Camping ticks all the boxes. It’s a good way to get away from the city, it’s Covid-19 friendly provided you travel in a small group and it allows you to enjoy the…