A slot machine will appear at the Uniqlo store in Harajuku this month
A slot machine will appear at the Uniqlo store in Harajuku this month

Shopping at Uniqlo always brings pleasant surprises, as this huge retailer often presents special collections and collaborations with fashion designers, cool artists and popular pop culture brands. By the end of this month, Uniqlo will unveil an exciting new activity in honor of Capcom's 40th anniversary. The Japanese video game developer is widely recognized for its world-renowned games and franchises such as Resident Evil,...

Tokyo race cards have generated more than 100 complaints in 2023
Tokyo race cards have generated more than 100 complaints in 2023

Ever since Japan eased entry restrictions due to COVID-19, go-karts have become a common sight on the roads of Tokyo. Driving one has become a popular item on the list of foreign tourists wanting to try this form of entertainment in the country, which has caused a significant demand for these fast-paced four-wheeled vehicles. However, along with the rise in popularity has come an increase in complaints and...

Dragon Ball manga author Akira Toriyama dies
Dragon Ball manga author Akira Toriyama dies

On March 1, Akira Toriyama, the creator of the manga Dragon Ball (Dragon Pearls), died. The cause of death was an acute subdural hematoma. Akira Toriyama was 68 years old. Akira Toriyama, born in April 1955 in Aichi Prefecture, became known for his works, among which the Dragon Ball manga, first published in 1985, stands out. It tells the story of Son Goku and...

Hiroshima faces fallout from the success of the movie "Oppenheimer" at the Academy Awards
Hiroshima faces fallout from the success of the movie "Oppenheimer" at the Academy Awards

"Oppenheimer" is shining at the Oscars, but in Hiroshima, devastated by the first nuclear bomb in 1945, a movie about the weapon's creator is raising serious concerns. Kyoko Heya, president of the city's international film festival, has expressed doubts about whether locals can handle seeing the movie after it won seven Academy Awards, including best picture. Although Christopher Nolan's movie turned out to be a huge success,...

Japan warns of the possibility of more strong earthquakes after 'slow slip' phenomenon in Chiba
Japan warns of the possibility of more strong earthquakes after 'slow slip' phenomenon in Chiba

A series of earthquakes that have rocked the eastern coast of Chiba Prefecture and related areas over the past week are believed to be related to a phenomenon known as "slow slip" of tectonic plates. The phenomenon has prompted a government commission to warn of the possibility of additional "strong tremors" in the coming days. Three earthquakes with an intensity of 4 on Japan's seismic intensity scale, as well as four with intensity...

A new tourist attraction that will add light to Tokyo's nightscape has been unveiled called "TOKYO Night & Light"
A new tourist attraction that will add light to Tokyo's nightscape has been unveiled called "TOKYO Night & Light"

From February 25, 2024 (Sunday), light projection on the wall on the east side of the building of Tokyo's first administrative building of the Tokyo government began. To create a new tourist resource that adorns Tokyo at night, light projection will be produced year-round on one of Tokyo's iconic landmarks, the building of Tokyo's first administrative building of the Tokyo government. The projection will feature a variety of light art ...

An ancient festival returns to a restored shrine in Fukushima Prefecture
An ancient festival returns to a restored shrine in Fukushima Prefecture

Locals celebrated the century-old festival held at the Shinto temple, rebuilt after the tsunami caused by the 2011 earthquake that destroyed it. With prayers for good fish catches and safety at sea, the traditional Taue Odori dance was performed Feb. 18 at Kusanojinja Shrine as part of the Anba Matsuri festival, which has more than 300 years of history. The new temple was completed earlier...

The torch ceremony at the famous Todai-ji temple will be available to watch
The torch ceremony at the famous Todai-ji temple will be available to watch

UNESCO World Heritage-listed Todaiji Shrine is planning a partial easing of COVID-19 restrictions, allowing the public to participate in the Shunye Torch Ceremony during the main event from March 1 to 14. Known as "Omizutori," the ceremony, which began in 752, will mark its 1,273rd installment. The preliminary "koro bekka" ritual, conducted by 11 monks known...

The Sakurajima volcano in Japan has begun to erupt, accompanied by the formation of a column of ash 5 kilometers high
The Sakurajima volcano in Japan has begun to erupt, accompanied by the formation of a column of ash 5 kilometers high

The eruption took place in the Minamidake crater of Sakurajima volcano, and for the first time since 2020, a column of ash and smoke rose to a height of 5 kilometers, and rocks and lava scattered to a distance of 1.3 kilometers. The eruption was characterized by an explosive nature. Residents were warned of possible ash fallout both in the immediate vicinity of the volcano and in remote areas due to wind. Meteorologists ...

A magnificent corridor decorated with 10,000 dolls
A magnificent corridor decorated with 10,000 dolls

The Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel has made an installation of 10,000 magnificent hanging hina dolls. The annual exhibition will run through March 3: "Hinamatsuri" or "Girls' Day," dedicated to hina dolls. The suspended hina jewelry, dating from the late Edo period (1603-1867), expresses wishes of health and prosperity for girls and successful marriages in the future. The dolls featured at the hotel are made by...