Every Sunday we gather the week’s weird and interesting Japanese news and present it to you in our Sunday News column. It might not always be hard-hitting news, but we hope that it still informs and entertains you. Enjoy!
During World War II, everything from aircraft to small arms evolved and changed. Some of these new discoveries were dangerously effective, such as the atomic bomb, whereas others were not so much, such as the Japanese fire balloons. Actually, the Japanese had a large number of secret weapons and projects during the war that either [...]
Since the invention of typed communication, people have been making faces with punctuation, letters, and numbers. Even back when telegrams were around, people were still finding ways to make faces with what characters they had available to them. Since then, they’ve entered our vocabulary as a normal part of everyday life. It’s pretty common to [...]
There are lots of misconceptions when it comes to medicine and the human body — after all, even with all we know about medicine, we’re still discovering how the human body works. It’s no surprise then that people still to this day rely on folk medicine and medical myths to understand the human body. People [...]
It seems to me that hip, cultured young people always have some sort of interest in design, whether its architecture, graphic design or web design. But no form of design seems to have attracted more attention than typography, or the design of letters and fonts. In recent years, it seems like everybody and their dog [...]
It’s really tough being a vegetarian in Japan. That being said, I’m not a vegetarian around 25% of the time (BACON), so I can’t really speak from experience, but it’s so obvious. Unless you’re willing to eat fish, being a vegetarian is a huge pain in the neck. There is hope for vegetarians in Japan, [...]
While visiting Japan, and especially after returning from my visit to Japan, I’ve been asked countless times, “What’s your favorite Japanese food?” Before my visit to Japan, I’d always respond with something like, “I dunno, sushi… chicken teriyaki maybe.” Not so anymore. While I was in Japan I got to dine on a food unlike [...]