10 Japanese Weapons Invented Too Late To Win World War II

The Nazis had some interesting weapon systems. If they had been deployed earlier or in greater numbers, they could have made the war much more difficult for the Western Allies.But what about the Japanese? We often think of them as primitive with their banzai charges and kamikaze aircraft, but Japan produced some high-tech weaponry that […]

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Women speak out about sexual violence after Great East Japan Earthquake

“Buried voices” get the attention they deserve, and bring about positive change. As March 11 approaches, people around Japan are now reflecting on the Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on this day ten years ago, and remembering all the thousands of lives that were forever affected by the disaster. Last night, Japan’s national television […]

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10 Strangest Japanese Foods

Renowned for its beautiful architecture, scarily advanced technology, and strong tradition, Japan remains one of the most fascinating countries to culturally dissect. However, it is the nation’s eccentric game shows, colorful anime, and unusual gadgets that seem to generate considerable attention. The same fervent interest lies in Japanese food. Japan’s gastronomical delights have evolved through […]

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Japan to stage Tokyo Olympics without overseas spectators

The Japanese government has decided to exclude overseas spectators from attending this summer’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, as part of efforts to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, officials with knowledge of the matter said Tuesday. The government and the Japanese organizing committee of the games are expected to hold a remote meeting with […]

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Top 10 Truly Disturbing Facts About Japan’s Suicide Forest

Officially known as the Aokigahara Forest, one of the most mysterious places on the planet is better known as the Suicide Forest. As the name suggests, this is because of the sheer number of people who have taken their own lives there. Literally, hundreds of people commit suicide in this most chilling stretch of woodland […]

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10 Bizarre And Fascinating Facts About Life In Old Japan

After more than a century of civil war, Japan was reunited by military warlord Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1603. Tokugawa founded the Tokugawa shogunate, a dynasty that would rule Japan until its overthrow in 1867.This period of Japanese history is known as the Edo era, named after the country’s capital city (present-day Tokyo). For more than […]

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10 Bizarre Japanese Cults You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Japan has always been known as a land full of diverse spiritual beliefs and mysticism. After World War II ended, Japan’s new pacifist Constitution gave its people greater religious freedom than never before. However, this tolerance to all beliefs also gave rise to a number of bizarre cults, with one of the most notorious being […]

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Tokyo’s planetarium cafe launches galaxy inspired treats for summer star-gazing

This month, Japan celebrated the star festival of Tanabata, making it the perfect time for Planetaria Tokyo, a planetarium located in Yurakucho, to launch their brand new line up of galaxy-inspired snacks and drinks for patrons to enjoy as they ponder the mysteries of the universe. They’ve completely revamped the planetarium cafe’s grand menu, to […]

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Death toll rises to 55 as rain damage widens in southwest Japan

FUKUOKA (Kyodo) — The death toll from torrential rain in southwestern Japan rose to 55 on Tuesday, as disaster-affected areas widened to the northern Kyushu region, with tens of thousands of defense troops and other rescue workers mobilized to search for those missing and help people evacuate. The Defense Ministry said it will double to […]

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Japan crown prince’s family donates 300 handmade medical gowns to hospitals

As Japan continues to tackle the novel coronavirus pandemic, Crown Prince Fumihito and his family made 300 medical gowns by hand earlier this month and donated them for use by health care workers. The crown prince and his wife, Crown Princess Kiko, together with their three children and some staff members of the Imperial Household […]

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Full-size moving Gundam robot to loom over Yokohama from October

A full-scale Gundam robot — 18-meters tall and with moving parts — from the iconic Japanese anime series is set to take up residence in Yokohama in October, and visitors will be able to get up close and personal to their anime robot hero from a viewing deck right next to it. The Gundam Global […]

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This Simple Tutorial Teaches How To Make Delicious Fruit Flower Sandwiches At Home

I’m pretty sure everyone will agree that no matter how full you may feel after eating, there’s always room for dessert. However, chomping down on a piece of cake right after dinner can quickly make you slip into a “food coma” – some why not choose some fruit as a healthier alternative? And to make […]

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