Daiso is one of Japan’s 100-yen shop brands, known for offering a massive variety of unique and quirky products. Almost everything can be bought for a mere 100 yen (that’s less than a dollar!), with...
Did you know that in Japan folding 1,000 origami cranes earns you a wish? The art of origami dates back to Japan's Edo Period and though specific sheets of square paper are used, you can use any scraps of paper you have at home for this craft.
The cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will for the first time send a traveling atomic-bomb exhibit to Hawaii, where it will be displayed on the Battleship Missouri Memorial through the 75th anniversary of the August 1945 nuclear bombing of those cities.
If you live on Okinawa, you might have heard about Goya, a local cucumber-like vegetable also known as bitter melon. As the name suggests, this green, bumpy veggie has a bitter taste but is a favorite in the summer season.
Eisai, a famous Buddhist monk who was a driving force to introducing tea from China to Japan in the late 12th century, said “Tea is a magic bullet.”
About 800 hundred years later, his words have been proven right by science.