environment

Savor the Taste of Lobster Rolls at This Popular Restaurant in Japan!

In Japan, there is no shortage of wonderful restaurant options to choose from, whether you are looking for beautiful Japanese cuisine or international delights. If you are a foodie or a fan of seafood, you may have heard about the US-based Luke’s Lobster, a restaurant which has developed a cult following because of its unique…

Did You Know That the World’s Tallest Wooden Skyscraper Will Be Built in Tokyo?

The world’s tallest free-standing tower, Tokyo Skytree, can be found in Japan. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the tallest wooden skyscraper in the world is also proposed to be built in the area. The plan has already been unveiled by Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that provides a stable supply of…

Should Japan’s Water-Saving Toilet-Sink Combo Be Adopted by Other Countries?

Topics that deal with environmental issues have been rampant these past few years as people become more aware of their surroundings. Global warming, in particular, is a concern that is shared all over the world. As environmental awareness heightens, people are more conscious of conserving our resources such as water. As expected, Japan is at…

Find Out About This Amazing ‘Floating Bonsai’ Created in Japan!

You are probably familiar with the cute Japanese art form called “bonsai,” but are you familiar with the so-called art project “Air Bonsai?” This project allows people to create their own ‘floating star’ by growing and nurturing it. It was made by a small company called “Hoshinchu” in Kyushu, Japan. It doesn’t only treasure the…

Experience a Different Lifestyle at This Community Festival in Tokyo This Autumn!

While traveling in the vast and fast-moving metropolitan city of Tokyo, there are pockets of greenery in the form of sprawling parks which allow city dwellers time and space to bask in the beauty and tranquility of nature. If you are planning to be in Tokyo this October 2017, how about checking out this autumn…

Witness the Beautiful City of Osaka Get Illuminated with Candles at This Event!

Watch one of the busiest areas in Osaka (大阪) light up with candles for two hours as buildings and business establishments around switch off their lights in an effort of creating environmental awareness and saving energy. The event is called “One Million People’s Candle Night @ Osaka City (100万人のキャンドルナイト @ OSAKA CITY)” and is organized…

Where is this Japanese Town That Aims to Be “Zero Waste” by 2020?

There is a town in Japan which is known by many as the world’s first “zero-waste town”. It has been challenging its residents to reduce waste to zero by 2020 since the start of 2003. Part of the town’s policy is to separate different household waste into 34 categories that are sent to be recycled.…

Japanese Real Estate Company Makes New Homes for Hermit Crabs

Japan is no stranger to creativity, and a Japanese company called Suumo has deployed a form of creative advertising which also helps nature. Suumo is a real estate agent which provides information to people who are looking to buy or rent homes in Japan. With the help of professor Katsuyuki Hamasaki and some students from…

Why Are There So Few Public Trash Cans in Japan?

In many countries, public places such as city streets and local parks have a large number of trash cans that are easy to spot where you can easily dispose of your drink container, gum wrapper, or sandwich wrapping. However, one thing that soon becomes apparent to many travelers after being in Japan for any length…

This Unusual Sewerage Science Museum In Osaka Is More Fun Than You’d Think!

In order to create a pleasant urban world where modern landscapes are introduced, a sewer system becomes an important component for sanitation and waste management. In Osaka City, a Sewage Works Project Program was created which has been promoting activities that contribute to a recycling-oriented society. To commemorate its founding, the Sewerage Science Museum was…