You may not have any big events coming up, but we could end up video-conferencing weddings in Japan before long. Here are some tips to help you if you're selected to direct the proceedings.
For Daniel Morales's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Rokuro Inui uses familiar elements of Japanese culture and history to build the world of his 2019 novel “Automatic Eve” (originally published in Japanese in 2014), but he quickly makes it clear that this is not Tokyo and Kyoto, this is Tempu and Kamigata, ...
Oshibori: a Japanese tradition of hospitality that never grows old ... but go easy on the body-wiping.
Tachiyomi gets a twist, as publishers and marketing companies embrace Twitter and new platforms to, um, help drive more print sales.
Imported from Europe in 1953, beer gardens are a summer tradition in Japan. Recently, they've had to cater to a new demographic to stay afloat.
Japan isn't exactly the land of discounts, but the Web is at least helping consumers pinpoint the price drops in certain sectors.
iPhones are helping to lubricate the interaction at Japanese gokon dating parties.
Attention to detail reaches new heights at the annual Wonder Festival showcase of amateur-made figurines.
Fast-food chains in Japan are trying to reinvent themselves with facelifts and health-conscious menus.
Author Haruki Murakami has 60,000 followers on one Twitter account. But where is the real Web presence of Murakami?