Shinkansen Makes Its First Run To Hokkaido

by JapanYay Feed on Mar 31 2016 |


Japan expanded its express railway service to Hokkaido, on March 25th 2016. The extension will accommodate more than 20 million tourists who frequent that area of the country. Read full story...

Live Longer With A Japanese Diet

by JapanYay Feed on Mar 30 2016 |


The Japanese tend to be healthier than Western populations due to several factors, which include culture, socioeconomic background, and universal healthcare coverage. Diet is also a contributing element to their life expectancy, which has increased over the years. A study was conducted to look at the correlation between the Japanese diet and mortality rates. Read full story...

Download The Japan Yay Android App, New Writing Staff Wanted (Apply Now)!

by Dave on Mar 29 2016 |


Hey Android people - we've officially launched our App! Check it out in the Google Play store and let us know what you think. We're looking into a similar version for iOS (which should be arriving shortly!) and will keep all the Apple fans updated as well! Read full story...

2020 Tokyo Olympics Logos To Be Announced Around April 25th

by JapanYay Feed on Mar 28 2016 |


In 2020 Olympic News, logos for the Olympics and Paralympics could be announced as early as April 25th. Four designs became the short list in January. They were selected by the Emblem Selection Committee. They are currently in the process of being trademark registered. Read full story...

Leonardo DiCaprio Receives Weird Reception at Japanese Revenant Premiere

by JapanYay Feed on Mar 27 2016 |


If you've seen The Revenant - and if you haven't, get on that - you know that Leonardo DiCaprio's character, Hugh Glass, is brutally mauled by a bear. Yes, he survives, but you almost wish he doesn't. It looks like it really, really hurts. Read full story...

2016 Guide On How To Visit Japan On A Long Term Basis (Video)!

by Dave on Mar 26 2016 |


One of my favorite Japan Vloggers on YouTube is very well versed in Japanese culture. And she has produced a lot of quality content on the cultural differences in Japan and informational videos geared towards foreigners interest in Japan as well. If you're looking to try to move or visit Japan on a long term basis - I'm talking about beyond the 90 day visa - checkout the video in the full story! Read full story...

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