Despite the pandemic straining Japan’s hospitality industry, new restaurants across the capital continue to open their doors. Has opening during the “new normal” allowed them to adapt?
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Karate is getting its moment to shine at the Olympics, but are the Games simply catching up to something a lot of us already know?
From originators to usurpers and upstarts, Tokyo’s curry bread scene is full of spice. Here’s a roundup of some of the capital’s famous karēpan purveyors
Music producer Foodman’s new album is an ode to the places and objects that make up the landscape of everyday life beyond the dense cities of Osaka and Tokyo.
Historian Eric C. Rath’s comprehensive overview of one of Japan’s most iconic foods is encyclopedic, yet sprinkled with personal asides and illuminating source materials.
Heatstroke and dehydration are no joke — The Japan Times spoke to experts about how to best keep cool and stay safe in the summer months.
One of the most ubiquitous snacks in Japan, onigiri or omusubi (terms for rice ball) are a definitive mealtime staple. The Japan Times shares the best places to grab a handmade pick-me-up.
In the past few decades, hunting wild animals has made a comeback in Japan, and gibier (as game is called) is finding its way onto upscale tables across the country.
A classically trained violinist experiments with her instrument, scratching and sliding on the strings to create 10 contemporary soundscapes.
Tour not only highlighted Japan’s newfound position alongside Allied powers in the aftermath of World War I, it also had a profound effect on the young crown prince.