In this 2015 photo, Koyuki Higashi (left) and Hiroko Masuhara celebrate and hold up their same-sex marriage certificate in Tokyo. Today 13 gay couples filed a lawsuit arguing the country... Read more
Updated February 12, 2019 20:31:29 A Japanese couple has taken to social media to share detailed care instructions with the thieves they say stole seven bonsai trees from them — including on... Read more
From Japan comes word of a university medical museum with a new exhibit detailing vivisections conducted at the school on eight American airmen captured in the final days of World War II. Th... Read more
Attacks, though rare, do happen. Hungry crows have bloodied the faces of children while trying to steal candy from their hands. Crows have even carried away baby prairie dogs and ducklings f... Read more
TIL Railway employees in Japan use a system called “Pointing and Calling” to reduce mistakes. This involves pointing at a sign or signal and calling out the status. Though it may look silly, making these gestures and saying the status maintains focus and attention, greatly reducing workplace errors.
A Tokyo train driver pointing at meters on the dashboard. Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images It is hard to miss when taking the train in Tokyo. White-gloved employees in crisp uniforms pointing... Read more
A recent case of assault on a member of a popular female idol group has sparked a barrage of criticism aimed at the ensemble’s management agency for its failure to protect her and take care... Read more