There was a sense of serious deja vu when "金" (kin) was announced as kanji of the year for 2021, it's fourth time to take the honor.
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After a year-long pandemic-induced delay, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants returned to the live stage in Antwerp on Oct. 5 to announce this year’s winners.
For some, the shift from summer to winter can herald a period of depression known as seasonal affective disorder. Be sure to take proactive steps to maintain your mental health.
How many of us have actually kept up with those trendy pandemic activities from last year? And how can we take an activity from “hobby” to “habit”?
A TV reporter and personality, Jason Hancock founded the Special Beauty Japan pageant to celebrate the talent of special needs youth nationwide.
Jonathan Berguig owns the French cafe Citron. It offers vegetarian and vegan options, as well as opportunities to support animal shelters.
After arriving from Kyrgyzstan on a scholarship, Khamida Malianchinova got into aikido and podcasting — both of which helped her be part of a community.
Nationally acclaimed calligrapher Marc Davies has been practicing shodō since 1996, achieving the rank of Master Instructor in 2019. Here, he shares his take on the art form.
Mima Osawa puts sustainability and style at the forefront of her fashion line, Mono Handmade.
Kenji Usui runs a specialty fried chicken food truck out of Nelson, New Zealand, where he’s promoting Japanese “soul food.”