Yomiuri Shimbun

Minimalist Brand MUJI Will Be Opening Its First Hotel in Tokyo! Check It Out!

MUJI, also known as Mujirushi Ryohin, a popular minimalist retailer in Japan, has recently announced that it will open its first-ever hotel at the Marronnier Gate Ginza complex in the spring of 2019. The hotel’s furnishing will be based on the company’s product designs. This is going to be a standard accommodation, unlike the one-off,…

Do You Know What the Ultimate ‘Ekiden’ or Relay Race in Japan Is?

Have you ever run long distance for days from one city to another? Do you watch relays or cross country races often? There is a Japanese term that has gotten into the English vocabulary called “ekiden (駅伝),” which was initially used to refer to stagecoaches in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Now, “ekiden”…