Tags : Japan

Meet a robot that could help heal your heart

Almost two years before Japanese fashion titan Yusaku Maezawa headed on his recent tourist visit to the International Space Station, he had made a global statement as he began a worldwide search for a life partner to go to the moon with him. Maezawa, who was 44 at the time, said he hoped to find […]...Read More

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

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