Some of you might remember our summer internship last year, when we ended up bringing on John as an intern and later, a regular writer. Well it’s that time of year again! We’re looking to bring somebody on board the S.S. Tofugu for the summer (and maybe beyond). If you’re interested in working for one [...]
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! [Header image source]
When I write for Tofugu, I ask myself a lot of questions to make sure I’m writing a good post. Is this topic interesting to me? Will this be interesting to other people? Is the post too short? Too long? Is the title right? Etc., etc.. Most of these considerations are things that all writers [...]
Right off the coast of Japan’s most western island there lies, buried beneath the ocean, incontrovertible evidence that aliens once lived among us. You might not have heard of this incredible proof, but they don’t want you to know, trust me. In 1987, a diver made a startling discovery off of the coast of Yonaguni: [...]
Everybody knows the old saying “Necessity is the mother of invention,” but the Japanese seems to really take it to heart. Japan has a lot of strange, unique needs, and out of those needs come cool, unusual inventions. One of Japan’s biggest needs has been space. Japan is a pretty small country with a lot [...]
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!
For years, Tokyo Tower has been an iconic figure in Tokyo’s skyline, but that may soon be coming to an end. After nearly four years in the making, the Tokyo Skytree has finished construction, and it will open to the public next week. Even though it hasn’t opened yet, it’s already made headlines as the [...]