It's snow big deal: Tokyoites share wintry fun

Jan 27, 2018

It's snow big deal: Tokyoites share wintry fun

by Len Kitagawa

The Meteorological Agency issued its first heavy snow advisory in four years for all 23 wards of Tokyo on Jan. 22, sending social media sites into overdrive. Japan Times columnist @jakeadelstein was among many Twitter users warning people to exercise caution as the snow started ...

When 'beauty' is more than skin deep

Jan 7, 2018

When 'beauty' is more than skin deep

by Fernando Flores

It all began sometime in the Heian Period (794-1185) of Japanese history. A woman of unparalleled beauty was born in the northern prefecture of Akita, a region known for its harsh winters, strong sake and delicious rice. Ono no Komachi was a poet lauded in ...

A fruitarian diet could make you go bananas

Dec 3, 2017

A fruitarian diet could make you go bananas

by David Allegretti

I've been living in Japan for a few months now, and since coming here my diet has consisted of four major food groups: carbohydrates, other fried stuff, cigarettes and canned ice coffee. It was somewhere between the fifth and sixth floor stairwell of my ...

Slip back in time and into a kimono

| Nov 19, 2017

Slip back in time and into a kimono

by Jason Jenkins

One of our family's favorite ways to learn is through hands-on experiences. Sometimes it's cooking classes. Other times it may take the form of historical reenactments or clever interactive museum exhibits. Whatever the experience, we enjoy being immersed in it rather than just reading ...