Valentine’s Day in Japan is a very different celebration compared to overseas, as only women are expected to give gifts of sweets or chocolate on Feb 14 (with a return gift from men a month later on White Day), and...
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte agreed to do what they can to avoid a no-deal Brexit. Japan and the Netherlands, among the world's leading five exporters, are both significantly...
Located in Nagano Prefecture, a little over an hour away from Tokyo by shinkansen (bullet train), Ueda city is something of a hidden gem of this part of Japan. Whilst Karuizawa may be more popular for winter retreats, and Matsumoto perhaps has a more...
Lotte has been satisfying sweet cravings around the country for 70 years now, and to celebrate their anniversary they’re now going big with a new anime clip created with the help of some of the biggest names in the...
On March 10, 1922, the passenger ship Taiyo Maru docked at Yokohama Bay. On board was women's rights and birth control advocate Margaret Sanger and her 14-year-old son Grant. Her visit was sponsored by the magazine Kaizo (or...
U.S. President Donald Trump openly fought with the top two Democratic lawmakers in the Oval Office on Tuesday about government funding, throwing into question whether a deal was possible ahead of a deadline later this month. In a remarkable...
Tottori Prefecture has been chosen as the No. 1 destination of GaijinPot Travel’s Top 10 Japan Travel Destinations for 2019. The small prefecture in western Japan topped the list released by Japan-based English-language travel website GaijinPot Travel as...
Physiology or medicine laureate Tasuku Honjo receives the Nobel prize from King Carl Gustaf of Sweden in Stockholm, Sweden, on Monday night. Honjo received the Nobel Prize or his discovery of a protein on immune cells that paved...
Telecoms giant and technology investor SoftBank Group aims to raise over 2 trillion yen ($23 billion) by listing its Japanese mobile unit next week in one of the biggest tech IPOs in years. In a statement, the group confirmed...
Sascha Bajin has been chosen as the first winner of the WTA Coach of the Year award after helping Naomi Osaka collect the U.S. Open title. The women's tennis tour announced its annual honors Monday. The first season as a...

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