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.
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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.
These classic shops, where you could buy sweets for ¥30, once held a key social role. A few still remain, peddling nostalgia to both kids and adults.
What makes the perfect J-pop song? There is a formula, which means you have to be in the box before you can think outside of it.
Exploring the city’s constant flux — and the cost to its heritage.
Phew takes inspiration from the pandemic and her punk roots on "Vertical KO."
Marihiko Hara creates a sense of coexistence with the piano and electronic sounds on his new album, “Passion.”
Examining the cultural and commercial legacy of Japan’s iconic arcade game on its 40th anniversary.