Japan attracted a record 28.69 million tourists in 2017, up 19.3 percent from the previous year and the sixth consecutive yearly increase, the transport minister said Friday. Read more here. […]
A test of multilingual reception robots will start at the Tokyo metropolitan government office building next week, in anticipation of a rise in foreign tourists visiting the building toward the […]
Ever since Japanese housewares and lifestyle brand Mujirushi first showed off its Mujirushi Hut microhome concepts two years ago, we’ve been captivated by the compact living spaces. Sure, there may not be space for a […]
Ohitorisama — doing things alone — has been a thing in Japan. For instance, restaurants and karaoke spots try to accommodate solo customers so they don’t feel uncomfortable on their […]
All Nippon Airways and three other Japanese companies are conducting airborne research to find ways to keep babies and small children from crying during flights. During an in-flight experiment Sunday, […]
East Japan Railways (JR East) has announced the formation of JRE Robotics Station, which will design robots to assist travelers and catch criminals in its stations. Read More here.
Across Japan, many celebrate Tanabata which starts around July 7th each year by writing their wishes on colorful pieces of paper and hanging them on bamboo tree branches. The festival […]