Japan’s Prisons Are a Haven for Elderly Women www.bloomberg.com

Every aging society faces distinct challenges. But Japan, with the world’s oldest population (27.3 percent of its citizens are 65 or older, almost twice the share in the U.S.), has been dealing wit...

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Netflix's Terrace House: Opening New Doors is a major return to form www.theverge.com

Terrace House, the glacially slow reality show about young Japanese people agonizing over where to get taco rice and whether to hold hands, is back on Netflix today worldwide. It’s been airing week...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 days ago | 0 comments


Godzilla elected to Baseball Hall of Fame www3.nhk.or.jp

Former Japanese baseball star Hideki Matsui has become the youngest inductee into the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame.

The 43-year-old Matsui, nicknamed "Godzilla," was elected on Monday. This is hi...

posted by  Yubi | 2 months ago | 0 comments


Interactive map of crimes registered in Tokyo www.gaccom.jp

If you think there is no crime in Japan, you are wrong - here's an interactive map of crimes registered by the police in Tokyo. There was a Robbery in Akihabara today!

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Anti-Decluttering House in Miyamotocho www.spoon-tamago.com

Marie Kondo (or Konmari, if you prefer) and her decluttering empire has taken the West by storm. And it’s given Japan an image of ultra-minimalism where people live a simple lifestyle, free of all ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 3 days, 20 hours ago | 0 comments


A Japanese Doctor Who Studied Longevity — And Lived To 105 — Said If You Must Retire, Do It Well After Age 65 time.com

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, credited with building the foundations of Japanese medicine and helping make Japan the world leader in longevity, often practiced what he preached.

The physician, chairman em...

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The creators of Neko Atsume are back with a game about an adventuring frog www.theverge.com

Journey Frog, the latest release from Japanese developer Hit-Point, the team best-known for the addictive and adorable cat-collecting game Neko Atsume. Like Neko Atsume, Tabikaeru is all about wait...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 months, 1 week ago | 1 comment


Hebocon: The Best Worst Robot Competition spectrum.ieee.org

Building the best robot you can is difficult and stressful. You know what isn’t difficult or stressful? Building the worst robot you can, and then seeing if it can manage to be even more terrible t...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 1 month ago | 3 comments


Japanese artist carves these intricate patterns using regular vegetables www.instagram.com

A Japanese artist carves vegetables publishing his works for everybody to see and use (if needed). The line in the description says: "carving

posted by  banzaitokyo | 11 months, 3 weeks ago | 2 comments


Japan's 'golden coder' making games apps aged 82 www.bbc.com

Masako Wakamiya spotted a gap in the games market - and created a games app based on a traditional Japanese dolls festival.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments


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