Japan: News

18 Mar 2023


Japan PM to seek India's support for new Indo-Pacific plan 

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will arrive on a two-day visit to India on Monday, where he will announce a new plan to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific, reported Reuters.

16 Mar 2023

North Korea

North Korea launches ballistic missile hours before Japan-South Korea talks

North Korea test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Thursday, hours before South Korea's President Yoon Suk Yeol was due to fly to Japan for the first summit in years, reported PTI.

15 Mar 2023

Harry Potter

Largest 'Harry Potter' studio tour to be launched in Tokyo

The Harry Potter fandom seems to never cease and with time, all Potterheads are manifesting for their letter from Hogwarts! Well, it seems that the Japanese Potterheads will get a taste of Hogwarts and the magical world of witchcraft soon.

12 Mar 2023


Paharganj Holi incident: Japanese woman breaks silence after leaving India

The Japanese woman, reportedly harassed by a group of boys on Holi in Delhi's Paharganj on Wednesday, finally broke her silence on the incident through a series of posts on Twitter.

06 Mar 2023


Japan will 'disappear' if people don't have kids: PM's advisor

Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's advisor Masako Mori, in a recent interview, said that the country would cease to exist if the fall in its birth rate is not immediately controlled.

06 Mar 2023


Netflix to increase Asia content spending by 15%

The OTT giant Netflix is set to increase content spending in Asia by 15% in 2023 after seeing an exorbitant rise in the region.

04 Mar 2023


Australian PM Anthony Albanese to visit India on March 8

Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese is set to make his maiden visit to India from March 8 to 11, the External Affairs Ministry said on Saturday.

24 Feb 2023


Ever heard of weekend marriages? A new arrangement in Japan

Millennials are coming up with trendy relationship and dating tags frequently and the latest one currently making rounds on social media is "weekend marriage."

20 Feb 2023


Legendary manga artist Leiji Matsumoto passes away aged 85

Leiji Matsumoto, acclaimed Japanese manga and anime creator breathed his last on February 13 and passed away aged 85. He died of heart failure and his funeral service was attended by close family members.

17 Feb 2023

Space News

Japan's H3 rocket fails to lift off: Here's what happened

Japan's new H3 rocket did not lift off as planned from JAXA's (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Tanegashima Space Center.

16 Feb 2023


5 Japanese concepts that can potentially transform your life

Japan is rich with philosophical ideas that hold the tried and tested keys to life.

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.