Not every part of Tokyo is flashy. Many parts are anything but. Artist Ryota Hayashi not only shows the cityscape, but parts of Tokyo that are away from the crowds and chaos. »
The price tag for 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium is now a whopping $2.1 billion. That’s more than the stadiums for the past three summer Olympic stadiums combined. That’s pretty silly! So is the stadium’s new Photoshop meme.
So, you’re going to Japan, huh? Fantastic. You might have some questions. Hopefully, I’ll have some answers. »
This stop-motion animation brings Shibuya’s scramble crossing alive at 1/100 scale and made from little paper sculptures. »
A 27-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly setting up an orgy with prostitutes. Japan’s leading newspaper refers to the suspect as a “manga artist,” a label with which some online disagree. »
Are you a man? Do you wear clothes? Well, listen up if you are in Japan or plan on visiting and, most importantly, care what others think. »
When you visit Tokyo, there’s a list of places you must attend. Ganguro Cafe would very much like to be on that list.
Live in Japan? Got plans for this weekend? You know, you can always put on this large, unsettling cat head. »
After Tokyo’s bubble economy burst, the Roppongi district—once an upmarket quarter with exclusive nightlife—became known for its massage parlors and sex clubs, largely staffed by foreigners. It was here that I found myself, one steamy August night, sitting in a darkened strip joint while the police knocked on the door. »