Japan will become the world's third-largest provider of COVID-19 vaccine doses, with donations to 20 countries and regions set to reach 30 million following another planned delivery to Taiwan, the foreign minister said Tuesday. (Japan Today)
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio has instructed the health ministry to accelerate work to make oral COVID-19 drugs available by the end of the year. (NHK)
Japan's Princess Mako has officially left the Imperial household and is now a commoner. She married her former college classmate Komuro Kei on Tuesday. (NHK)
A Japanese H-2A rocket will launch a replacement satellite for Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System, which provides regional navigation services over the Asia-Pacific Region. (Raw Space)
27 October 2021
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Oct 27
A pack of Korean konbu.

In the previous post Pantry Essentials for Japanese Home Cooking – Part 1, I explained the traditional fundamental seasonings of Japanese cooking – sugar, salt, vinegar, soy sauce, and miso (SaShiSuSeSo). Here in Part 2, I listed the remaining...

Oct 27
People opposing the revision of Japan's immigration control and refugee recognition law march in Tokyo, Japan, 16 May 2021 (Photo: Reuters/Kyodo).

Author: Yusaku Yoshikawa, JIN Corporation

On 10 August 2021, the Immigration Services Agency of Japan (ISA) published its final report on the recent death of a young female detainee from Sri Lanka in an immigration detention facility. The report a...

Oct 26

All's fair in love and Manhole Holy War.

The Japanese capital of Tokyo was recently shaken by a sizable earthquake, and while everyone thankfully escaped with their lives it did cause considerable disruption to services and utilities. In the hou...

Oct 21

Singing your heart out at a karaoke box is one of the most popular ways to hang out and unwind in Japan, regardless of age or gender. Within the confines of the dimly light soundproof walls, it's easy to let loose and forget all the stress of the ...

Oct 20

Dive into the treasure box that is Japan and you're sure to find a little bit of iconic magic no matter where you go, from Tokyo's tallest towers to Kyoto's oldest shrines, you can always find something that screams ‘Hey everyone, look where I a...