National Sep 29, 2016

Japan posts videos to prepare citizens for next big quake

Houses toppling over, fires blazing out of control, trains going off their rails and murky water rushing through the streets, sweeping cars away. These are computer-generated images in two videos released by the government this week to prepare people for a major earthquake that could ...

National Nov 30, 2015

JNTO launches video contest for non-Japanese

The Japan National Tourism Organization has announced it will hold a video contest for non-Japanese tourists and residents as part of a campaign to promote the country through foreigners' eyes. Those who wish to participate in the"My Japan Story Video Challenge" contest should post a ...

National May 28, 2015

Guidelines eyed for drone operators recording video in residential areas

The government is drafting guidelines to prevent videos shot by drones flying in residential areas from infringing on people's privacy when posted online, the communications ministry said Thursday. While drones have been increasingly used at construction sites and in disaster areas, people are increasingly buying ...

Rachel & Jun

Digital | JAPAN TIMES BLOGROLL Apr 20, 2015

Rachel & Jun

by Delaney Lake

Husband-and-wife YouTube team Rachel & Jun first started making videos in 2012 as a fun way to keep in touch while they were apart. Now, with over 350,000 subscribers, the Japanese-American couple covers a variety of subjects, from what’s considered overweight in Japan to ...

Ochikeron

Digital | JAPAN TIMES BLOGROLL Apr 3, 2015

Ochikeron

by Megumi Lim

Ochikeron, a Tokyo-based YouTuber, has transformed her kitchen into a studio as she uploads Japanese cooking videos introducing easy and quick-to-prepare recipes for viewers. She began her YouTube channel, which now has close to 600,000 subscribers, right after the Great East Japan Earthquake — a ...