Monk goes viral

Monk goes viral

Mt. Koya in Wakayama Prefecture is a World Heritage site known for its sacred and peaceful Buddhist sites. Recently, a m...

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Digital artisan: Kumiki 2.0

Digital artisan: Kumiki 2.0

Exchange students from the University of Buffalo learn kumiki wood joinery from artisans in Hida and use technology to t...

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Too cool for school

Too cool for school

Vacant schoolhouses in Japan are being repurposed as accommodations with the hope of spurring regional revitalization.

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Dispatched to perform

Dispatched to perform

Firefighters are usually dispatched to different emergency situations to protect the public. But a local fire department...

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Taking tradition a step beyond

Taking tradition a step beyond

A citrus fruit farmer from western Japan tackles the world's most grueling foot race in the Sahara Desert wearing wooden...

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Made better in Japan

Made better in Japan

Japanese denim companies offer quality fabrics and personalization, targeting the country's ever-increasing number of fo...

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Law rattles home sharing market

Law rattles home sharing market

Japan's government passes a law legalizing and restricting home sharing, making waves with listing sites like Airbnb, tr...

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Health hints from the heavens

Health hints from the heavens

An astronaut's research in space could lead to advances in drug development for serious diseases.

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Evolving dollar stores in Japan

Evolving dollar stores in Japan

The 100-yen-shop industry in Japan continues to grow and for good reason.

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Combinis step up for workers

Combinis step up for workers

Convenience stores in Japan are upping the convenience for workers.

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