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This man married a fictional character. He’d like you to hear him out.


Discreetly, the young in Japan chip away at a taboo on tattoos


Kristopher Kwiatek: ‘If you keep working hard, you’ll end up somewhere pretty good’


Recipe: Osaka-style okonomiyaki


Mushi Charo: From hellish waters, heavenly flavors


Travel’s ‘great comeback’ has a price: chaos


Is 30 minutes of exercise a day enough?


Less rice for the same price: Inflation bites Asia’s food stalls


Linguistic strategies for winning a Japanese quiz show


They fled Afghanistan for America. Now they feed the newest arrivals.


Awamori’s evolution to become people’s drink in Okinawa


Japan’s ‘hydrogen economy’ runs the risk of being powered by coal


Recipe: Japanese-style seafood tacos


No boundaries — culinary, cultural and other — at Meraki Syokudou


Thai caviar? Farm produces delicacy in a tropical climate


Money matters: Fight inflation with better finance fundamentals


A window of opportunity for Japanese glassware


Getting to know Japanese castles and picking out your favorites


Sake springs eternal at Yumegokoro Shuzo


As the crow flies: A bird’s eye view of Japan’s urban ecology


Kamiwaza trio takes aim at YouTube fame


Photographers Sean Lotman and Ariko Inoaka: ‘Everything has meaning: trees, stones, water, stars. God is in there.’


Tokyo fashion week not as fashion-forward as hoped


A well-crafted speech is powerful in any language


In Japan, April marks a fresh start for students and employees


Japan’s hard core train fans accused of going off the rails


Minakata Jozo: Seeding renewal in rural Japan


Gaming companies slow to press pause on Russian business


Does moderate drinking protect your heart? A genetic study offers a new answer.


Del Sole puts Lithuanian cuisine in spotlight


Cherry blossoms in Tokyo 2022


Tokyo’s Den voted Asia’s best restaurant


Rishiri Island is a backcountry skiing paradise, as long as there’s a break in the weather


Filmmaker Mayu Nakamura: ‘Why can’t a woman be sexy and a mother at the same time?’


Bradley Busetto: Green investments, great returns


How long should it take to grieve? Psychiatry has come up with an answer.


Recipe: Tamagoyaki (rolled omelet in a frying pan)


Michelin Guide celebrates ‘resilient’ French food scene


Are your Japanese translations sounding robotic? Opt for the human touch.


Black hair, white shoelaces: Japanese school rules under fire


Describing an invasion and expressing unity in Japanese amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict


Exploring the healthier aspects of salt in Okinawa


Parklet’s bread and breakfasts bring a taste of California to Nihonbashi


Japanese designers serve up unusual tableware


Tying and retying the knot


A ‘beautiful’ translation does not preclude a ‘faithful’ result


Low-cost sterilization of dogs and cats curbs the euthanization of strays


Beating Japan at its own (video) game: A smash hit from China


Master brewer teaches tradition to rivals, sake brewer heirs


Multinational breakfast specials reflect Aichi’s growing international community


    
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2022-05-21 11:23:26