Despite a lack of visitors and spectators at this year’s Olympics, an army of volunteers aims to do their best and make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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Changing border restrictions and unreliable flight schedules make international travel more complicated than ever. Take it from these people who have recently returned to Japan.
An endless variety of udon can be found anywhere from convenience stores to specialist shops. The perfect quick meal, it’s cheap, tasty and often comes with fresh tempura on the side.
Japan Post provides a handy lifeline to those wanting to connect with family and friends in Japan or overseas.
Now a year out from the pandemic, The Japan Times asked some experts to help us get to grips with the latest health guidance and to offer advice about how (or if) it’s safe to socialize.
Canadian Susan Mercer founded HEART Tokushima 15 years ago. Amid a rise in pet ownership due to the pandemic, she's asking people to get educated before committing to a new furry friend.
Experts believe that many victims of sexual harassment in Japan aren't aware that what their harassers are doing is wrong. That is changing, however.
Japan is often touted as an expensive place to live. With a high quality of living, national health system, vibrant cultural scene, admirable levels of education and safety — it’s not hard to understand some of the reasons why people want to call it ...
We all know too much screen time is bad for us. So hit the off button and consider picking up one of these Japanese hobbies instead.
Dream pop musician Mayuko Hitotsuyanagi, aka Cuushe, on her upcoming album, “Waken,” and her musical inspiration.