Japan is the only country in the world known to have such a law on surnames. An attempt was made in 2015 to challenge the law, but that failed too.
DipDipDip Ice Cream just opened in Austin and its cones are two desserts in one. All of the ice creams are inspired by Japanese flavours like matcha, ube, and yuzu. You can find the shop at 7301 Burnet Rd #101 in Austin, Texas. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. The […]
Popular Japanese soufflé pancake shop Flipper’s opened in New York City on October 2, serving fluffy pancakes that have gone viral on Instagram. The opening garnered lots of attention, with people waiting up to four hours in line in Manhattan’sSoHo neighbourhood to get a taste. Insider sent me to check […]
Amezaiku is a traditional Japanese craft. Delicate sculptures, usually of animals, birds and fish are moulded out of a starchy syrup. Artist Shinri Tezuka practices this craft at Asakusa Amezaiku Ameshin in Tokyo. At 30 years old, he is one of the youngest remaining Amezaiku artists. There are only a […]
The world’s biggest Starbucks opened this spring in Tokyo, Japan. At 32,000 square feet, it’s bigger than the previous largest, the Shanghai Reserve Roastery. The four-story building overlooks the Meguro River and was partly designed by Olympic Stadium architect Kengo Kuma. The menu offers espresso martinis, cold brew, cream sodas, […]
Horiyoshi III, given name Yoshihito Nakano, is one of the world’s most legendary full-body-tattoo artists. The art of tattooing is still taboo in Japan, and some businesses and public baths still ban tattooed customers. We met him in his studio, hidden in an anonymous-looking building in the city of Yokohama, […]
Konbi makes the most popular sandwiches in Los Angeles The egg salad is the most Instagrammed sandwich, followed closely by the pork katsu Here’s how the sandwiches are made and why people are obsessed with them Following is a transcript of the video. Narrator: If there’s one thing LA is […]
Japan is notorious for its exhaustive work culture, one that has employees spending long hours in the office. After a long work day, some workers are known to turn to drinking at local bars to blow off some steam. But, after too many drinks, they will sometimes miss the last […]
Daiso – a Japanese dollar store – opened its first location in New York City’s Flushing, Queens, in March. The store has a cult following, according to Time Out, because of its consistently low prices on quality Japanese goods. We went to the new location just days after it opened […]
Japan has begun offering classes and celebrating holidays that encourage men to appreciate their wives. Right now Japan is in the midst of a fertility crisis, which could be partly related to the lack of steady jobs for men and partly related to the all-consuming nature of work. The creator […]
Some languages are harder to learn than others. For English speakers, it is especially difficult to learn languages like Japanese, Arabic, and Hungarian. That’s because they contain very different grammar systems, sounds, and features than English. Learning a new language can be a rewarding experience, but as with any new […]
“Shokunin” is a Japanese word that means, roughly, “mastery of one’s profession.” Japanese people tend to take great pride in their work, and the process of performing a task often matters just as much as the outcome. At the same time, Japanese workers might take too much pride in their […]
Love high-quality meat? Check out this bento box from Japan. Following is a transcript of the video. This $US2,800 Japanese bento box comes with nine pounds of beef. Bento boxes typically contain well-balanced Japanese cuisine. Delivery service Gochikuru is taking the bento box to the next level. The cow-shaped box […]
Footage of a whale being harpooned in the Antarctic by Japan’s whaling fleet in 2008 has finally been released after the Information Commissioner found it wouldn’t harm relations with Japan as claimed by the Australian government. The film was taken inside the Australian whale sanctuary off the Antarctic coast by […]
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