Since 2018, Japan has been replacing its manhole covers with Pokémon designs, in an effort to boost local tourism throughout its lesser-frequented locales.
Paolo from Tokyo wanted to see if people in Tokyo are honest, so he set up a hidden camera and did things like drop a wallet on a busy sidewalk, leave a laptop and phone unattended in a coffee shop, and leave an unlocked bike on the sidewalk to see if people would take them.… READ THE REST
Take a virtual tour through the Japanese village of Nagoro, home to 200 scarecrows and 29 humans. Nagaro was once a thriving town, but over time most people left to get jobs in the city. A woman named Ms Tsukimi Ayano, the "Scarecrow Mother," has been making scarecrows for over a decade now and placing… READ THE REST
Japan is moving ahead with plans to host the Olympics in Tokyo beginning on July 23 despite massive public opposition. Hospitals in the country are overflowing with new Covid-19 patients and many doctors, politicians, business leaders, experts, and members of the public are calling for the Japanese government to call it off. The fresh wave… READ THE REST
The best part of any giveaway is getting something for free. It's why we instinctively enter sweepstakes or slip our name into a drawing in the first place. Usually, winning is as much the reward as the actual reward itself. But just so there's no misunderstanding, it's exponentially more fabulous if the prize you win… READ THE REST
While the world is finally emerging from its year-long COVID slumber, it's only emerging gradually. Even though more people are venturing outside and making short trips here and there, many are still a bit reluctant to travel too far from home. And sometimes, decisions like staying away from Indonesia make a whole lot of sense.… READ THE REST
Eighteen months ago, how you looked on your video conference calls probably wasn't really much of an issue. Heck, how many of us were involved in regular video calls 18 months ago? Now, it's a different world. Whether you're back in the office or still working from home TFN, Zoom meetings are likely here to stay… READ THE REST