Valentine's Day in Japan is commonly associated with women giving chocolates to men. However, when this tradition extends to the workplace, some wives find it irksome when their husbands receive sweeties.
In Tokyo, an Indian grocery store is drawing attention for its distinctive signs that, at first glance, appear to be in Hindi. Upon closer inspection, these signs are actually written in Japanese.
A video, shot in the kitchen of a delivery pizza store late at night and spread on social media, has sparked widespread controversy, with images of a worker picking his nose and wiping it on pizza dough.
The Hilltop Hotel in Chiyoda, Tokyo, cherished by esteemed literary figures like Yasunari Kawabata, Yukio Mishima, and Shōtarō Ikenami as their regular retreat, closed its doors on Monday for last time.
On the April 11th broadcast of "Beat Takeshi's TV Tackle" (TV Asahi), Beat Takeshi suggested measures to prevent the persistent problem of illegal dumping of hard rubbish. The program highlighted the issue of illegally dumped cars and boats moored without permission on the banks of the Mamagawa River, leading to a debate among the studio guests.
In anticipation of next month's Hinamatsuri (Doll Festival), an ancient residence in Koshu City, Yamanashi Prefecture, has become the exhibition site for approximately 4,000 ancient Hina dolls, open to the public since February 11th.
A 5km marathon held on Sunday around Himeji Castle was invalidated after organizers forgot to install markers at the half-way turning point, sending runners off course.