‘PPAP’ Named Japan’s New Kanji Of The Year For 2016

A new kanji derived from the roman letters 'PPAP' has been selected as Japan’s Kanji of the Year for 2016. The letters PPAP have a deeply...

Japanese Govt To Allow “Skilled Foreigners” To Work In Agricultural Sector

The Japanese government will allow non-Japanese to work on farms in special economic zones to alleviate a shortage of labor in rural areas. “Our offspring...

Japanese Court Upholds Deportation Order For 83-year-old With Korean Heritage

The Tokyo High Court has ruled against an appeal by an 83-year-old man with Korean forefathers to continue to reside in Japan without a valid...

“Spoilt For Choice”: Vote Now For Ministry Of Environment Mascot With Huge Range Of...

Japan’s Ministry of Environment (MOE) has launched an online ballot to democratically elect a new "Moe" character for a government global warming prevention campaign. The government narrowed...

Nihonium Element Exhibits Isolationist Properties, Repels Foreign Bodies

The Nihonium element approved last week by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry with the atomic number 113 is believed to have...

Rakuten Eagle Amongst First Victims Of Bird Flu Culling

The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagle has become one of the first victims systematically slaughtered in Northern Japan after the discovery of a highly contagious...

Fukuoka HUB Sparks Outrage Over Frozen Foreigners In Ice Attraction

A HUB bar in Fukuoka City that froze five gaijin into large blocks of ice has been forced to close after facing widespread condemnation on...

Beppu Mayor Uploads “Accurate” Video Pledging Onsen Amusement Park From Secret Location (Video)

The mayor of Beppu City has belatedly released the “accurate version” of a promotional video pledging to build a hot springs (onsen) amusement park,...

Tokyo Not To Be Outdone By Fukushima, Turns Rain Into Flakes Of Crystallized Ice

Tokyo has viciously responded to Fukushima’s series of endless natural disasters and nuclear catastrophes with the solidification of water drops falling from the sky. The...

Heart-warming: Foreign Boy Selflessly Offers Free English Lessons To Japanese Girls

An inspiring story has emerged this week of a foreign boy living in Japan who has been willing to offer up his time to...

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