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These six YouTube chefs are here to help you with home cooking

We pick our favourite food and drink based YouTube channels

Published on 27th June 2020

Seiko has come up with its third Presage collection inspired by the Japanese tradition of Suigetsu

Presage captures the beauty of the moon reflected in the water with an Arita porcelain dial

Published on 22nd June 2020
The Kokuin

Home linen brand, The Kokuin, boasts vintage Indian prints juxtaposed with an endearing sense of Japanese ethos 

The Kokuin, founded by Connecticut-based Soumya James, offers table mats, coasters and napkins adorned with intricate block prints that have been hand-painted and uses natural dyes

Published on 15th May 2020
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Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Japan is now offering elaborate virtual tours amid COVID-19 closure  

The museum found a way to remain connected with its fan base

Published on 5th May 2020
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Lockdown experiments: Try these five recipes by grandmothers from countries like Japan and Lithuania

Great Big Story's new short film, Learning to Cook From Grandmothers Around the World, brings to the screen recipes from five different countries

Published on 13th April 2020
Nobuhiko Obayashi (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama, File)

Nobuhiko Obayashi, one of Japan's most prolific filmmakers, dies of terminal cancer at age 82

Nobuhiko Obayashi, one of Japan's most prolific filmmakers who devoted his works to depicting war's horrors and singing the eternal power of movies, has died. He was 82.

Published on 11th April 2020
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Ken Shimura & Joe Diffie (AP Photos)

COVID-19 celeb victims list grows with country singer Joe Diffie, Japanese comedian Ken Shimura, Pakistani squash great Azam Khan 

Country singer Joe Diffie, popular Japanese comedian Ken Shimura and Pakistani squash great Azam Khan are the latest victims of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Published on 30th March 2020
Big questions still loom over the Tokyo Olympics postponement (Photo: AFP)

A history of war: When has the last time that the Olympics were cancelled?

The Olympic Games has suffered political boycotts (Moscow 1980) and terrorism (Munich 1972), but it has only ever been cancelled due to outbreaks of war.

Published on 25th March 2020
A flame display ceremony in Iwaki, northern Japan (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The big question on delayed Tokyo Olympics: Now who pays the bills for another year?

With the Tokyo Olympics postponed until 2021, now comes the multi-billion-dollar question: Who pays the bills for the delay, and how large will they be?

Published on 25th March 2020
Tadahiro Nomura and Saori Yoshida light the torch during Olympic Flame Arrival Ceremony (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

As coronavirus pandemic gets bigger, so do the questions: Will Tokyo Olympics 2020 open?

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese organisers and IOC President Thomas Bach say that the games will open on July 24 at the $1.43 billion national stadium in central Tokyo.

Published on 21st March 2020
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Binge on Aki Bay's delicious new bento boxes the next time you crave for Japanese food in Chennai

They also have a Wasabi cheesecake that has us plenty curious...

Published on 6th March 2020
Cherry blossoms in Tokyo (AFP/Kazuhiro NOGI/XGTY)

Hugely popular cherry blossom festivals in Japan cancelled due to coronavirus epidemic

Major cherry blossom festivals in Japan have been cancelled due to the deadly new coronavirus, the latest in a growing list of events quashed as the epidemic spreads globally.

Published on 29th February 2020

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