The Japan Times’ recommendations for nine Japan-related podcasts, covering everything from the day’s headlines to language and culture.
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With charming doodles and architectural sketches, Nao Saito takes the typical culinary travelogue and turns it into something intimate and alluring.
“Koji Alchemy” delves into the significance of kōji — Japan’s semiofficial “national mold” — and demystifies making and cooking with it at home.
Created by Tokyo-based robotics firm Telexistence, FamilyMart workers will be able to control the robots from afar to help stock shelves.
Professor Jin Sato on the most memorable lecture he ever gave, Japan’s go-to techniques for multinational cooperation and the three foods he always has in his fridge.
Four coffee subscription services to keep your mug full from the comfort of home.
Now aged 82, the influential manga artist Yoshiharu Tsuge has finally allowed translation of 11 of his works as “The Swamp.”
Since most Japanese apartments are compact, it’s more important than ever to maximize storage space. The Japan Times talked to three experts about how to stock your pantry with ingredients that are easy to find in your local Japanese supermarket.
COVID-19 has put a pause on travel, but that doesn’t mean we can’t plan. The Japan Times’ Escape page regulars write about where they want to go in Japan once we see the back of COVID-19.
Though COVID-19 has unfortunately scuppered many travel plans this spring, it’s still possible to experience Japan from your couch through film. In particular, Studio Ghibli’s iconic canon of animated features provide a vivid refuge for those unable to leave the house.