Meals on wheels: Volvo and Uber Eats offer rolling dining in Tokyo

The word "unique" is overused in marketing, but in this case seems appropriate: Volvo, Uber Eats, Dentsu, and former 'Iron Chef' commentator Yukio Hattori have come together to create a culinary ex...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 9 months ago | 1 comment

4 Ways Living in Japan Can Make You Healthier

With one of the world’s longest-living populations, it’s not much of a surprise that spending time in Japan can have a positive impact on your health. Although people’s bodies (and minds) do react ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 9 months ago | 1 comment

Take a whirlwind tour through the history of Japanese schoolgirl fashion

Ever wondered how quickly junior high school fashion changes in Japan?

Produced by mobile phone provider NTT Docomo, this music video a whirlwind tour of teenaged girl fashion through the ages in j...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 9 months ago | 0 comments

A Guide to Texting in Japanese

When I was first in Japan I was texting a female friend who was studying in the same class as me. I told her that I had a Japanese exam coming up. I was expecting a 頑張れ message but instead I got a ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 9 months ago | 0 comments

Is PM 2.5 from China a huge problem in Japan?

I have seen news reports on increasing PM 2.5 levels in early spring, due to the winds that blow from the East carrying them from China. Is this a serious issue? Should we worry or take care?

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 10 months ago | 3 comments

Eating the World's Most Expensive Kobe Beef at Tokyo's Wagyumafia

For $2,500, you could score a deal on a round-trip business class ticket to Europe...or eat 12 ounces of beef.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 10 months ago | 1 comment

Lost Sleep Is Costing Japan's Economy Billions

Sleep deprivation is doing more harm in Japan than just making people grumpy and unhealthy. It is also holding back the world’s third-largest economy.

The problem has been getting worse in recent y...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 10 months ago | 1 comment

Dealing with a bad neighbor in Japan

Having bad neighbors can be a nightmare. Having bad neighbors in Japan, with its bureaucratic mountain to climb, a language barrier to overcome and not wanting to upset the wa (harmony) between eve...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 10 months ago | 1 comment

Pollen (Hay fever) Season

With spring round the corner, people are gearing up for the pollen allergy season. Man-made pine forests emanate huge amounts of pollen, making those with allergies suffer a lot.

Any ideas or hints...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 10 months ago | 2 comments

Snowball Fight in Uonuma

About 1,200 people have taken part in a snowball fight in Uonuma, Niigata Prefecture, on the Japan Sea coast.

Sunday's event was the 29th contest held in the city.

This year 240 teams that included...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 10 months ago | 2 comments


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