After a number of Japanese celebrities took their lives last year, including Yuko Takeuchi, Haruma Miura, and Hana Kimura, Japan had a nationwide discussion about the importance of mental health. Sadly, it remained exactly…

Eight brand-new arenas, 10 temporary venues, citywide infrastructure from high-tech train stations to heat-blocking pavements, and a sprawling Olympic Village pinned to the Tokyo Bay marina. This is the cost of hosting Tokyo…

Building on a ten-year history, student-led TEDxWasedaU is shaping the future while commemorating the past

Environmental discourse is never far from a deluge of catchy buzzwords. Company mission statements, product packages and branding campaigns are plugged with words like “sustainable,” “eco,” “forest-friendly,” “recycled,” “net-zero” and “green-certified.” But…

The Games will go on. Whether or not spectators will be allowed in the venues of the Tokyo 2020 Games is still being decided, but you can still watch the action from…

In our latest news round-up we report on Hikaru Utada who this week came out as non-binary during a live Instagram stream. There’s sad news from Chiba as two children were killed…

In our latest news roundup, we look at the tragic death of Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) employee Yasushi Moriya. He was hit by a train on Monday two days after a TBS news…

Naomi Osaka shocked the tennis world on Monday when she pulled out of the French Open. Taking to Twitter, she said she had “suffered long bouts of depression,” since her first US…

I think it’s fair to say, even if we are being charitable, that the Olympic campaign has become a sinking ship with nobody aboard willing to acknowledge it. It’s like the folks…

While places like Keio Department Store and Shinjuku Takashimaya continue to operate with curtailed business hours, the recently opened Ikea Shinjuku has been grabbing much of the attention this month. As well as fashionable furniture,…

With the State of Emergency likely to be extended, it seems that there is no end in sight. Concerned about the spread of Covid-19 cases here, America’s State Department this week warned its citizens…

Toranomon-Azabudai and Toranomon Hills are awarded LEED and WELL precertifications — the first ever in Japan