Japan

Japan will officially reopen to independent foreign travelers in three weeks, prime minister announces

There’s good travel news for local residents too.

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Japanese hotels likely to legally require travelers to wear masks under revised regulation

Proposed amendment comes as Japan is expected to announce timetable for unrestricted inbound tourism.

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Tinder just opened a convenience store in Japan, aimed at adults only

SwipeMart made romantic dreams come true, and now there are hopes it’ll spread around the country.

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We bought a sausage egg roll maker because of social media, but was it worth it?

It only requires two ingredients, so it can’t be hard to mess up, right?

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Japan’s newest capsule toys: Buff shirtless dude torso cushions, sometimes with very pink nipples

They’re not designed for human use, though.

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Japan’s biggest K-pop fans might just be senior citizens, survey shows

Fandom knows no age!

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Is it OK to order pizza delivery during a typhoon? We ask Japan’s big three pizza chains

Debate divides Japan when storms hit and stomachs rumble.

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The Berserk art exhibition: A powerful, and hopeful, experience for fans of the dark fantasy manga

Our Berserk-loving reporter finds something to smile about while still dealing with the sadness of the series creator’s death.

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Forever 21 is returning to Japan, trying to avoid repeating same mistake as last time

Three years after disappearing from the country, the U.S. fashion brand is back with a new local partner.

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Mountain meshi hiking! Our guide takes us to the top of Izugatake for an unforgettable lunch【Pics】

Chains, stoves, and coffee in the mountains of Hanno.

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Krispy Kreme Japan’s new “scary cute” Halloween donuts get us in the spooky spirit

Halloween has come to Krispy Kreme!

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Did you know you can make jam from eggplants? Here’s how【SoraKitchen】

Surprisingly, it doesn’t even taste like eggplants.

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International tourists travel to Japan, spend big at top tourist spots in Tokyo

First weekend following new entry procedures sees foreign visitors picking up loads of bargains, thanks to the weak yen.

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Pokémon Tokyo Banana’s latest offering is adorable Pikachu and Eevee chocolate cookie sandwiches

The cookies also feature a variety of designs so that you can have fun trying to eat ’em all.

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Hunter x Hunter manga finally has a release date for new collected volume

Manga fans have been waiting almost four years, but they won’t have to wait much longer.

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Down the steps to Kusabe Yoshimi, one of Japan’s three great “descending shrines”【Photos】

We visit this unusual shrine in a Kumamoto canyon and drink its water of eternal youth.

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Our team turns into old men on Respect for the Elderly Day with the magic of A.I. photo editing

It’s like looking into the future as Mr. Sato and his cohorts digitally advance themselves to a respectfully elderly age.

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Learn how to crush walnuts with your butt from Japan’s Guinness World Record holder【Video】

Will our butts survive the crushing blows of victory?

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Japan’s population of people over 100 surpasses 90,000 for first time

A vast majority of those in triple digits are women.

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Lawson’s ‘TanChiki’ – We try Japan’s new health-conscious convenience store fried chicken

Our team of weight-watching middle aged guys see what they think of Lawson’s new ‘Delicious and guilt-free!’ fried chicken.

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