Three of the capital's establishments have maintained their three-star rating since rankings began in Tokyo 15 years ago.
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With little fanfare, since the 1980s Bon Yagi has helped transform New York’s grungy East Village into a trendy hub for Japanese cuisine. His motto? “Visit Japan without airfare.”
Shibuya Ward is once again putting on a virtual Halloween. However, the municipality's experiments in the digital sphere could lead to something more interesting than ghosts and pumpkins.
As The Tokyo Toilet project continues, so does the problematic way we frame stories about Japan.
The internet isn’t short of stories of influencers behaving badly. Japan’s most successful YouTuber proves that you can make a name for yourself by keeping things light.
On the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York, Japanese journalist Kasumi Abe reflects on her love for the city she now calls home.
A pervasive but hushed rebellion is happening across the city. Whether they accepted subsidies or not, bars operating as semi-secret COVID-era speakeasies are everywhere.
Has the rest of the world finally discovered what tens of millions in Japan already know? The "konbini" is no ordinary convenience store.
Brew methods and tools connected with Japan’s local coffee shops have held an outsize influence on specialty coffee, permeating third-wave coffee shops and home setups around the world.
To commemorate Jill Biden’s visit, The Japan Times looks at some of the notable, symbolic and comedic episodes of American presidents and spouses as they wined and dined in Japan.