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Castles to visit when exploring Japan

In the era 1467-1615, during Japan’s Sengoku “Warring States” era, castles were constructed and fortified all across the Japanese archipelago, resulting in about 5,000 individual keeps. Although several were ravaged at the behest of the Tokugawa Shogunate during the Edo period (1603-1868) and eventually following the Meiji Restoration of 1868, when power was restored to […]...Read More

A man rents himself out to do nothing with people

People say ‘do what you’re best at.’ But what do you do when ‘what you’re best at’ is… doing nothing? Shoji Morimoto was always the laid-back kind of lad, disinterested kind of guy his family, friends, and co-workers called a ‘do-nothing.’ After doing a series of jobs post-college, Shoji, 38, decided to follow his passion […]...Read More

Special care package to keep them company in isolation

A Reddit user has shared images of the care package they received from the Japanese government while in isolation, with several people commenting in shock over how much they received.  In several countries, one is just own their own when it comes to isolating with Covid — unless a parent or a helpful neighbour is […]...Read More

A sample that could help unravel the history behind the

Just over a year after Japan’s Hayabusa2 mission returned the first subsurface sample of an asteroid to Earth, scientists have determined that the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu is a pristine remnant from the formation of our solar system. This was the first material to be returned to Earth from a carbon-rich asteroid. These asteroids can reveal […]...Read More

‘Japan Day’ at Expo 2020 Dubai to announce some exciting

TOKYO: Japanese authorities plan to utilise the “Japan Day” event — that will be held at Expo 2020 Dubai on December 11 — to promote the next world expo, which the Japanese city of Osaka will host in 2025. Ichiro Matsui, Mayor of Osaka, has called on the Japanese government to ease coronavirus-related travel restrictions, […]...Read More

These adorable Panda twins have finally got names!

Giant panda twins born at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo in June got their names — Lei Lei for the female cub, and Xiao Xiao for her brother. They were chosen from hundreds of thousands of suggestions sent from fans around Japan. The twin cubs, which were palm-size pink creatures when born on June 23, have grown […]...Read More

A magical garden that’s worth a visit!

Suspended from the ceiling, an immersive installation entitled “Floating Flower Garden; Flowers and I are of the Same Root, the Garden and I are One” was unveiled over the summer that is made up of over 13,000 living orchids. Patience. Understanding. Tranquility. This is what Tokyo-based “ultra-technologists” teamLab wants visitors to experience when they enter […]...Read More

These twins are living their best life at 107!

The Guinness World Records has certified two Japanese sisters as the world’s oldest living identical twins at 107. Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama were born the third and fourth of 11 siblings on Shodoshima island in western Japan on the 5th of November, 1913. They were separated shortly after elementary school when Kodama was sent […]...Read More

KyoAni arsonist charged with murder of 36 in horrific 2019

The arsonist behind the horrific 2019 attack on Japan’s Kyoto Animation, in the country’s deadliest violent crime in decades, was charged Wednesday with the murder of 36 people. Shinji Aoba, 42, detained in the aftermath of the July attack, sustained fatal burns himself, and has been under constant medical supervision since. The prosecutors have condemned […]...Read More

Fuel-heavy Japan set to ban petrol-run cars by 2030s

Japan wants to ban sales of new petrol cars in around 15 years’ time as part of efforts to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, reports said Thursday. The new policy could be announced as soon as next week, building on an existing push to promote electric and hybrid vehicles, the Mainichi Shimbun said without citing […]...Read More