Japan: News

08 Feb 2023


Use chopsticks the right way, this simple guide can help

The Japanese are known for the discipline and sophistication with which they lead their lives. They bring the same values to their dining tables as well.

07 Feb 2023

Travel And Tourism

Common tourist mistakes to avoid in Japan

Every country has its own set of socially acceptable behavior, and Japan known for its immense discipline and unique culture has some very specific rules.

30 Jan 2023


Marie Kondo has given up on cleanliness; we aren't surprised

If you feel guilty looking at your messy home, it's time to go easy on yourself.

02 Jan 2023


Japanese man spends Rs. 18 lakh to transform into wolf

Do you remember the story of the Japanese man who spent Rs. 12 lakh to fulfill his dream of appearing like a dog?

27 Dec 2022


Apple Japan missed charging tourists; fined $98mn in back taxes

Japan's unique tax-free shopping rules have given Apple's Japanese unit a massive tax burden. Ironic, isn't it?

25 Dec 2022

Merry Christmas

5 weird Christmas traditions from around the world

While it may have started as a solely Christian festival, people from around the world have added their touch to Christmas with their own traditions along the way.

12 Dec 2022


Japan launches its first-ever lunar mission; multiple payloads onboard

Japan has launched its first-ever lunar mission, the HAKUTO-R Mission 1. It is headed by ispace, a Tokyo-based startup.

11 Dec 2022


5 unique menstrual rituals around the world

Menstruation is not only about physical transformation in a girl's body, but it also involves celebration and honor in different cultures across the globe.

04 Dec 2022


Japan monitors tsunami possibilities as Indonesia's Semeru volcano erupts

Japan is currently exploring the possibility of a tsunami after the highest volcano in Indonesia, on one of the country's most populated islands, exploded early on Sunday.

30 Nov 2022

Jack Ma

Jack Ma living in Tokyo since Chinese crackdown on companies

Jack Ma, Chinese billionaire and the founder of Alibaba, has reportedly been living in Japan's Tokyo city for approximately six months, according to Financial Times reports on Tuesday.

27 Nov 2022


Japan: 'RRR' fastest Indian film to join JPY 300M club

SS Rajamouli's magnum opus RRR is taking the Japanese box office by storm and has become the fastest Indian film to cross the JPY 300 million milestone in the country.

11 Nov 2022


#NewsBytesExlplainer: What exactly defines Anime? Learn everything about it

A distinctive charm defines anime films and they leave audiences awestruck due to their superior storytelling, imaginative animation, attention to detail, layered characters, and soothing, calming color palettes.

07 Oct 2022

Weird Stories

Japanese YouTuber becomes 'world's blackest man'. Why though?

While it's not uncommon to see many wear black and declare it their favorite color, a Japanese man took things a step further by deciding to be the blackest man ever.

04 Oct 2022

North Korea

North Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan, tensions escalate

Japan woke up to a tense picture as North Korea reportedly fired a suspected intermediate-range ballistic missile over the island nation on Tuesday.

30 Sep 2022


5 stunningly dangerous trails in Japan for your next adventure

Japan is a gorgeous country of mountains, lakes, forests, and hills, that will keep you absolutely hooked on its beauty.

Alzheimer's drug succeeded in slowing cognitive decline, say drugmakers

Leading Japanese drugmaker Eisai Co. and its partner Biogen Inc. on Tuesday said their Alzheimer's drug showed a significant effect in slowing the disease, in a major trial.

27 Sep 2022


Read these 5 books to understand the culture of Japan

When it comes to Japan, there's no dearth of perspectives as to how travelers love this country.

27 Sep 2022

Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe state funeral: PM Modi, world leaders pay respects

A mourning Japan remembered its former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday at his state funeral processions in Tokyo.

21 Sep 2022

Travel And Tourism

Learn these basic phrases before visiting these non-English speaking countries

"Not all who wander are lost," they say. However, you actually may if you're traveling to a non-English speaking country without knowing the local language.

18 Sep 2022


Super typhoon 'Nanmadol' approaches southwest Japan, millions told to evacuate

Over four million people have been ordered to evacuate in the Kyushu region as a super typhoon, named Nanmadol, is set to hit southwest Japan on Sunday, reported national broadcaster NHK.

31 Aug 2022

Pacific Ocean

Super typhoon Hinnamnor, this year's strongest, threatens east China, Japan

Super typhoon Hinnamnor, termed as the strongest global storm of 2022, is gaining strength and heading towards the East China Sea, threatening Japan's southern islands.

30 Aug 2022

Travel And Tourism

Check out these 5 most unique hotels in Japan

Visiting Japan and looking for an extraordinary place to crash at? Well, we have got this covered.

20 Aug 2022


Japan asks its youth to drink more alcohol, launches contest

In an unusual appeal, Japan has encouraged its young adults to drink more alcohol as income collections decreased.

19 Aug 2022


Manga lashes: A step-by-step guide to get this anime-inspired look

You must have come across a host of characters in Japanese comic books who have eyelashes that tend to grow into pointy clusters.

10 Aug 2022


IIT Bombay records highest job offers, packages this academic year

The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay) has received a record number of job offers during the campus placements this academic year.

09 Aug 2022

Health & Wellness

Ikigai: The Japanese way of living a long life!

Life, as it happens, is a beautiful and precious gift.

05 Aug 2022


Wabi-sabi: The Japanese way to look at perfectly imperfect beauty

It is said that art and artists can never be perfect. It is a tad bit similar to what people in Japan believe.

04 Aug 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 items you must bring home from Japan trip

Wondering what souvenirs or gifts you should buy for friends from your trip to Japan?

21 Jul 2022

San Diego

All about the San Diego Comic-Con 2022 edition

Comic book fans and pop culture lovers rejoice! The much-awaited Comic-Con is back with a bang after two long years.

17 Jul 2022


Bullet trains to Moon and Mars? Japan has it covered

The Japanese are all set to revolutionize the space travel industry.

12 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

I2U2 Summit to focus on joint projects in key areas

The first summit of the new four-nation grouping "I2U2" will be held virtually on Thursday.

12 Jul 2022


What is Buck Supermoon and how to watch it

At 12:08am IST on July 14, step out of your house or go to your balcony because you do not want to miss this year's biggest supermoon.

10 Jul 2022


Penguins turn into picky eaters as Japan faces inflation

With Japan facing cost-push inflation, a strange phenomenon has occurred in the Hakone-en Aquarium, located in the country's Kanagawa prefecture.

09 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

Shinzo Abe's killer initially wanted to attack somebody else: Report

Tetsuya Yamagami, the killer of Shinzo Abe, had no intention of attacking the former Japanese prime minister, according to Kyodo News, which cited police sources.

08 Jul 2022

Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe's killer was allegedly 'dissatisfied' with ex-Japan PM: Police

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died on Friday after being shot at during a campaign rally.

08 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

India declares one-day national mourning for ex-Japan PM Shinzo Abe

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday declared a day of national mourning on Saturday (July 9) as a mark of respect for former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who died after being shot on Friday.

08 Jul 2022

Shinzo Abe

Ex-Japan PM Shinzo Abe dies after being shot during speech

Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been declared dead after being shot at while delivering a speech in the western city of Nara on Friday morning, Reuters reported citing Japanese public broadcaster NHK.

05 Jul 2022

Madhya Pradesh

All about Miyazaki, the costliest variety of mango

Mango is one of the most important fruits grown in India and therefore we are sure you have heard about different varieties including Dasheri, Langda, Malda, Banganapalle, Alphonso, and Himsagar.

01 July 2022

South Korea

K-beauty vs J-beauty: Know the difference

K-beauty or Korean beauty refers to skincare products derived from South Korea that usually rely on unique ingredients, adequate hydration, and a multi-step skincare regimen.

29 Jun 2022


Drunk Japanese man loses entire Amagasaki city's personal data

Getting drunk can turn everything upside down in the blink of an eye.

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