Watch This Tedx Talk From A 82-Year-Old Japanese Women Who Created Her First App!

by Dave on Jun 08 2017 |

Need motivation on a current or future project? An 82 year old Japanese woman just created her first iOS app! "I wanted to create a fun app to get elderly people interested in smartphones... It took about half a year to develop," stated Masako Wakamiya to CNN. Check out her TedxTokyo presentation video in the full story!

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Weekly Japan Photo: "Don't Stare At The Monkeys In The Eye"

by Dave on Jun 07 2017 |

So, I had an epiphany while vacationing in Japan back in April. Take as many pictures of funny/dumb signs across Tokyo, Kyoto, and beyond! And thus this weekly post is born. Read full story...

Studio Ghibli ‘Totoro’ Theme Park Slated to Open in Japan in 2020

by Amy on Jun 06 2017 |

Studio Ghibli, the Japanese company behind the creation of such beloved animated flicks as My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Ponyo, has announced plans for a theme park to open in 2020. The 200-hectare site will be constructed in Nagoya city, Aichi prefecture, according to Governor Hideaki Omura at a press conference on June 1. There will be no amusement park rides, but the attraction will be set “in the world of Totoro” said co-founder of Studio Ghibli and producer Toshio Suzuki. Read full story...

Uncovering the Secrets Behind Ninja Techniques

by Amy on May 15 2017 |

Authentic documents that cover details about ninja missions and techniques were recently discovered in a town in western Japan. Japanese historians agree that these are important documents because they prove that the profession of ninja (those who secretly conducted espionage, sabotage and assassination) was something passed down for generations. Ninja clans were especially prevalent in the cities of Koka and Iga in Mie Prefecture but diminished during the Edo Period (1603-1868) until they no longer existed well into the Meiji Period (1868-1912). Read full story...

Japan Day 6: The Floating Gates (Itsukushima Shrine) Timelapse

by Dave on May 09 2017 |

The floating gates are a sight to see. Arriving right before sunset we were able to capture a cool timelapse of Itsukushima Shrine slowly illuminating in the darkness. Check out the video in the full story! Read full story...

East Japan Railway Company Unveils Ultra Luxury Shiki-Shima Train Line

by Dave on May 04 2017 |

Japan has the best transit system in the world and it's getting more luxurious with the announcement of the Shiki-Shima train. The catch: tickets will cost between $3,000-$10,000 a piece. Read full story...

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