Tags : Japan

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 blaze

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

#COVIDVac: UK, Russia set to roll out as global cases near 1.5M

Britain on Wednesday became the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine for general use, while Japan and Italy pledged free inoculations as the global death toll shot over 1.49 million after the Americas logged a big surge in cases. Hours after the announcement okayed the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine boasting an efficacy rate of 95% […]...Read More

Super Nintendo World: The ‘Mario’ scape of your dreams soon to be a reality!

The world’s first Super Nintendo World is set to open on the premises of the Osaka-based Universal Studios Japan in a delightful announcement that came directly from inside the park’s newly revealed Bowser Castle Monday. Executive producer Thomas Geraghty of Universal Creative — the innovation and creative arm of Universal Studios — said the opening day […]...Read More

Nike Japan tackles racism and bullying in new self-love advert

Ever since their 1988 “Just Do It” ad, sports brand Nike has become known for producing commercials that spark a conversation and leave a lasting impression on viewers. Last year saw the brand tackling the negative undertones in queries launched at tennis star Naomi Osaka — in spotlight this year as well for donning several masks […]...Read More

Japanese gamer wows Twitter with a portable PS4-in-a-case

Last week the PlayStation 5 went on sale, compelling gamers worldwide to park themselves before their screens and launch an exploration into their newest generation of video game consoles. But while the PS5 might be the latest way to play games at home — aside from the Xbox series, that is — there’s another piece of […]...Read More