Astrologers say the ox denotes hard work, positivity and honesty — stable qualities that will be manifested in all of us in some way or another over the next 12 months.
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Uncertainty surrounding the outbreak has forced many Japanese living overseas to view their future with fearful optimism.
Three Japanese artisans fight to save traditional crafts in their adopted homeland
You don’t master traditional Japanese crafts, says Japanese lacquerware artist Suzanne Ross, “they master you.”
Revolutionary tiles may have given the visually impaired more independence, but developers aren’t content to rest on their laurels just yet.
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt daily life, stressors and anxiety persist and, in some cases, manifest in damaging eating habits.
The surge in new COVID-19 cases in urban areas has had some residents weighing opportunities in more isolated communities. But what sort of life can they expect?
Standup comedian's comparisons of Japan and the United Kingdom have not only have delighted English-speaking audiences across the world, they have also helped her embrace her identity.
Moving to Silicon Valley was a no-brainer for Naito — it was where Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook, and where he knew he'd be inspired to start a business.
The smallest of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac, the rat had only an outside chance in the Jade Emperor's race to determine the zodiac's order. Yet its intelligence, agility and quick-thinking enabled it to win the contest and become the first year ...