News 2021-12-21T23:15:30Z

Japan executed 3 death row inmates for the first time since 2019

"Today's abhorrent resumption of executions is a damning indictment of this government's lack of respect for the right to life," said an Amnesty International official.
Food 2021-12-11T01:02:00Z

Every difference between US and Japan Subway

From portion sizes to exclusives, we got Subway in Japan and the US to find out the big differences between the two.
News 2021-12-10T06:32:19Z

Japanese scientists are developing face masks that glow under UV light if the wearer has COVID-19

The scientists say the masks help detect COVID with a filter that shows traces of the virus when sprayed with a fluorescent dye containing antibodies.
Lifestyle 2021-12-09T12:15:00Z

A town in Japan wants to eliminate all of its waste, so it built a stunning recycling center out of trash

The building was constructed out of remnant wood, 700 donated windows, and unwanted objects like plastic containers from a shiitake mushroom factory.
Royals 2021-12-08T16:14:33Z

Meet Princess Aiko, the only child of Japan's emperor who can't inherit his title because of her gender

Princess Aiko is the only child of Emperor Naruhito of Japan, but she can't succeed him on the Chrysanthemum throne for one reason — her gender.
Design 2021-12-04T13:01:00Z

This hotel in Japan was designed so that every room has a different color combination

Every room at Toggle Hotel has a different color combination so that guests can either be "on or off," the architecture firm Klein Dytham says.
News 2021-11-25T04:05:15Z

Ikea Japan is leasing tiny 107-square-foot homes for less than $1 a month

The lease for these tiny homes will extend until January 15, 2023, and the monthly rent paid will only cost 99 Japanese yen (equivalent to $0.86).
Entertainment 2021-11-17T18:54:00Z

Yakuza turned pastor rates 10 yakuza scenes in movies and TV

Yakuza turned pastor Tatsuya Shindo rates 10 yakuza scenes in movies and television, such as "Kill Bill: Vol. 1" and "Avengers: Endgame," for realism.
News 2021-11-07T14:31:54Z

Japan's death row prisoners live in fear that every morning will be their last, says lawyer. Inmates sue over 'extremely inhumane' same day executions.

Japanese death row inmates can be given just hours' notice before their executions. Two prisoners on death row are suing to stop the practice.
News 2021-11-05T06:11:55Z

Japanese fans are going nuts over a racehorse named 'Sumomomomomomomomo' after a popular tongue twister about peaches and plums

A beloved filly with a name from a tongue twister scored her first victory on Monday, putting commentators on the spot as she raced to the front.
News 2021-11-04T20:53:17Z

VIDEO: Japan's southern beaches are covered in pumice after an underwater volcanic explosion

Japan's southern beaches are covered in tons of pumice pebbles after an underwater volcano exploded in the Pacific Ocean a few months ago.
News 2021-11-02T04:36:48Z

Japan's new political powerhouse is a young, right-wing Twitter-friendly governor known for advocating that people gargle iodine to cure COVID-19

Hirofumi Yoshimura is a fresh-faced politician lauded after his party nearly quadrupled their seats in Japan's latest general election.
Food 2021-11-01T16:02:00Z

Every difference between US vs Japan McDonald's

From calorie count to portion sizes, we wanted to find out all the differences between McDonald's in Japan and the US. This, is Food Wars.
Royals 2021-10-26T14:06:19Z

Japan's Princess Mako has given up her royal status to marry her 'commoner' boyfriend after a four-year engagement

In the lead-up to marrying her college sweetheart, the former Japanese royal suffered PTSD from the intense media scrutiny they both faced.
News 2021-10-23T13:46:18Z

Riders were hanging upside down on a Universal Studios rollercoaster after a power outage, report says

When the "Hollywood Dream - The Ride" in Japan in Osaka, stopped because of a blackout, some riders were left hanging upside for over two hours.
Royals 2021-10-01T13:33:33Z

A Japanese princess set to marry a commoner was under such intense pressure, she was diagnosed with PTSD

Japan's Princess Mako is set to marry a commoner later in October and was recently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder.
News 2021-09-21T04:16:08Z

A pair of 107-year-old sisters from Japan has set a new record as the world's oldest identical twins ever

Umeno Sumiyama and Koume Kodama, born in 1913, surpassed the previous record holders, who became celebrities known as "Kin-san" and "Gin-san."
News 2021-09-17T08:23:50Z

Japanese high schoolers sent out a message in a bottle 37 years ago. It just turned up in Hawaii.

High schoolers in Japan's Chiba Prefecture sent out the message in a bottle in 1984 to try to investigate ocean currents.
Sports 2021-09-09T13:39:37Z

How a Getty Images sports photographer captured some of the most stunning images from the Tokyo Olympics

Insider spoke with Getty Images' Patrick Smith about his favorite Tokyo Olympics photos, capturing emotion from athletes, his camera set-up, and more.
News 2021-09-07T07:18:24Z

A Kyoto-themed shopping street in China was forced to shut down after social media users accused it of being a form of 'Japanese occupation' and 'cultural invasion'

The street is part of a Japanese-themed town located outside the city of Dalian that cost locals nearly $1 billion to build.
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