For $450, This Japanese Company Will Quit Your Job For You

Stressed out, overworked, or just over it: Workers in Japan who want to leave their jobs — but don't want to face the stress of quitting in person — are paying a company called Exit to tell their b...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments

Samurai trash collectors clean streets of Tokyo in dramatic fashion 【Videos】

If you dare to litter in Tokyo, you’d better watch out, because there’s a team of fearsome samurai warriors ready to admonish you.

posted by  wastholm | 5 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments

Monk Sues Mt. Koya Temple

A monk working at the World Heritage site of Mount Koya in Wakayama Prefecture has filed a lawsuit against the organization that operates the temple for damages and unpaid wages, claiming he develo...

posted by  Yubi | 6 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments

Flea Markets

A cheapo’s paradise, Tokyo flea markets are awesome places for bargain-hunting. And there’s no shortage of them—you’ll find something happening in one of the city’s parks or parking lots just about...

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

Japanese man certified as the world's oldest man

A112-year-old Japanese has been recognized as the world's oldest man.

Masazo Nonaka, a resident of Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, received a certificate from Guinness World Records on Tuesday...

posted by  Yubi | 7 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment

Earthquake in Shimane

A strong earthquake struck Shimane Prefecture in western Japan early on Monday morning.

Japan's Meteorological Agency says the estimated magnitude was 6.1 and the focus was in the western part of t...

posted by  Yubi | 7 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

Fukui Nuclear Plant Online

Kansai Electric Power Co. on Wednesday restarted a reactor at its Oi plant on the Sea of Japan coast, located close to two other units already online, amid lingering safety concerns following the 2...

posted by  Yubi | 8 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments

Japan’s efforts to empower women

The past five years of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s much-touted “womenomics” measures, aimed at advancing female economic empowerment, have shown clear-cut progress, with about 70 percent of Japanes...

posted by  Yubi | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

Coworking Spaces in Japan: Nomad Cafes and Places Get Work Done

f you're used to the nomadic work life, the kind where you work from a coffee shop or other shared space, then Japan can be a rough place.

Space comes at a premium in Japan, Tokyo especially. Most ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

Generic Drugs Save Lots of Money!

Japan's switch to generic drugs from brand-name drugs is expected to have reduced medical costs by ¥1.3 trillion in fiscal 2017, the health ministry said Monday. The reduction, the biggest on recor...

posted by  Yubi | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments


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