It took 75 years for a disgraced family in Japan to finally find peace.
Last month, the remains of Hideki Tojo, the man who served as Japan’s prime minister for most of World War II, was approximately located. The discovery was published by a Japanese professor, who found the information in declassified U.S. military documents.
A new forest theme park opening soon in Tokyo will be a complete paradise for Pokémon fans.
Poké habitat: Those who have been wanting to unleash their inner Pokémon trainers will soon be able to visit Pokémon Wonder, reported Kotaku.
A massive 3D calico cat has gone viral for its ultra-realistic appearance as it playfully watches over the tiny humans walking in Shinjuku.
The details: The Tokyo cat, affectionately known as “Shinjuku Cat,” is currently taking residence on a billboard at the east exit of Shinjuku train station, according to CNN.
Japan’s notoriously rigid work culture may soon come to an end as the government recently unveiled plans to have businesses adopt four-day workweeks.
Work-life balance: The recommendation for an optional shorter workweek is detailed in the country’s annual economic policy guidelines finalized by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s Cabinet on Friday, Japan Times reported.
Japanese soccer player Kumi Yokoyama’s announcement that they are transgender has earned praise and commendation from President Joe Biden.
Coming out proud: The 27-year-old forward, who plays for the Washington Spirit in the National Women’s Soccer League, came out as a transgender man on June 19 via a YouTube video.
Athletes will have to find another way to get it on while inside the Olympic Village as Tokyo Games organizers announced they are only giving condoms after the event.
Restrictions inside the village: Speaking at a press conference, Takashi Kitajima, the village’s general manager, said the condoms are not to be used inside the village, according to USA Today.
Gwen Stefani has responded to long-standing accusations of cultural appropriation over her “Harajuku Girls” era, making a point that such “rules” are only “dividing us more and more.”
The claims: Since the former “No Doubt” frontwoman released “Harajuku Girls” as part of her debut solo album in 2004, critics have accused her of appropriating Japanese culture.
Rui Hachimura, the first Japanese player to be a first-round pick in an NBA Draft, revealed on Tuesday that he receives racist messages online “almost every day.”
Koko-chan, a cat who helped save a man’s life last year, was recently appointed police chief for a day, and she appeared to not enjoy any of it.
The ceremony was held on April 13, where Koko-chan signed the certificate of recognition with her paw, according to NHK.
A man in Japan allegedly dated 35 women at the same time just to manipulate them into giving him lavish gifts for made-up birthdays.
Takashi Miyagawa, 39, reportedly pretended to be in serious relationships with women before defrauding them of items worth a combined total of 100,000 Japanese Yen (roughly $925). The gifts varied from electronics to clothing, including an almost $280 suit, according to The Independent.
Japanese swimmer Rikako Ikee, who was diagnosed with leukemia two years ago, has qualified for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The 20-year-old athlete competed in the women’s 100-meter butterfly during the national championships held at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on Sunday, according to Reuters. Ikee is now qualified to compete in the 4×100 medley relay at the Olympic Games this July.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, various airlines have started coming up with creative ways to use their grounded planes.
Anyone willing to pay $540 for a first-class dining experience can look into Japanese airline All Nippon Airways’s latest offer, which lets diners eat on a grounded Boeing 777 at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, BBC reported.