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Can You Trick Your Brain into Eating Less with Japan’s “Diet Goggles”?

Japan is a very communal country and as such, one of the things Japanese people avoid is sticking out. There is a strong pursuit to be “just like everyone else.” This kind of thinking can be seen even in the way they take care of their bodies. Asians are usually on the slimmer side, especially…

Would You Like to Live in This Tiny House? The MUJI Hut Is Now for Sale in Japan!

MUJI (無印良品) is popular for its minimalist products. They are known for focusing on sleek designs – from stationery to furniture. And now, they have expanded into building actual homes that adhere to the concept of minimalism. These are tiny homes called the “MUJI Hut (ムジハット).” It can be placed anywhere you’d like to live;…

Coinless Vending Machines are Now Available in Japan!

Vending machines are a common sight in Japan. Many of them do not only sell drinks but several different products. People normally use vending machines every day but to use one, you need to have coins on you. When you’re rushing around, it can be a hassle if you lack loose change. This is the…

Discover and Explore What Toyama, Japan Has to Offer with This New Free App!

Toyama (富山) is a prefecture located along the seacoast of Japan. It is surrounded by splendid nature and blessed with sublime scenery and tasty food. Part of the prefecture includes the spectacular Northern Japan Alps (北アルプス), which can be experienced along Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route (立山黒部アルペンルート). Since many tourists come to visit the place, a…

New, Revolutionary Japanese Taxi Service for Pregnant Women in Iwate!

If you’re a pregnant woman and your due date is approaching, your doctor or midwife will probably ask you how you’re going to get to the clinic or hospital when you go into labor. For those who have a car and somebody to drive them this shouldn’t be a problem, but what about those who…

Robots, Bidets and 7 Other High-tech Things to See in Japan

Of all the phrases and descriptions associated with Japan – world heritage sites, deep appreciation for history and culture, outstanding cuisine – being a modern, technology-driven country seem to take a back seat. In my opinion, it’s not the ultra-fast bullet trains (shinkansen), or extensive rail network that amazes me but the ordinary, daily things…

16 Hilarious Pictograms are Being Used in Iwate Prefecture for Tourists

It can be difficult for foreigners to get around in Japan due to the language barrier, as many locals are not well-versed in English. With the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics, many more foreigners are expected to make a visit to Japan. As such, authorities are making efforts to reduce the language barrier and make tourists…

New Standardized Symbols Help Solve the Mystery of Japanese Toilets!

The 2020 Summer Olympics event is fast approaching in Japan, and a huge influx of foreigners is expected as the event draws near. Some major problems that visitors may face in visiting the country include the language barrier and cultural differences. Another factor is the use of toilets. Toilets in Japan are generally more elaborate…

Take Your Secrets to the Grave With This New Innovation From Japan

In this digital age where we depend a lot on our electronic devices such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets, have you ever wondered what would happen to the information and data stored within them in the event of your death? Although death is something that will come to all of us at one point in…
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