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Japan's long-toiling office workers have an incentive to stay chained to their desks: shrimp-flavored crackers, cafe-au-lait taffies, spicy potato chips and M&M candy. Confectionery maker Ezaki Glico has taken convenience to a new level for… Read
Unless you grew up in Japan, you may be baffled by the emphasis that Japanese employees place on customer service. Customers in Japan are treated as royalty from every possible angle, even if they’re just… Read
I’m a bit terrified of Japanese fashion magazines, and some of the outlandish things they advertise. So when our sister site Pouch ran a piece about a special technique to achieve double eyelids that a… Read
We’ve covered some stories in recent months about the distressing state of animal welfare in Japan and shocking cases of animal abuse, but that isn’t the whole story. Granted, in comparison with many other developed… Read
On March 11, 2011, Wesley Julian was visiting his former junior high school students in Osato, Miyagi Prefecture, when the Great East Japan Earthquake struck. The disaster not only changed his immediate travel plans but… Read
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For the most part, Japan takes personal hygiene pretty seriously. Combing your hair, putting on makeup, and getting dressed in the proper attire are all seen as essential parts of getting ready to go out… Read