My Favorite News (May 31, 2017)


Pikachu train


The members of Hello!Project group C-ute have announced their post-graduation plans. The current leader of both Hello!Project and C-ute Maimi Yajima is interest...

Music – go!go!vanillas

Billboard Japan Charts

This week, Kame to Yamapi topped the Hot 100 chart with their new single Senaka Goshi no Chance. Mr.Children topped the Hot Albums chart for the second week i...

Pigeons of Ueno Park

Many great ideas in Japan are often inspired by a simple pun. Such was the case for designer Keiko Otsuhata, who was thinking about pigeons one day when the wor...

This is Kyoto


Japan lost

Portugal and Venezuela advanced to the Under-20 World Cup quarterfinals at the expense of Asia's last two hopes on Tuesday. Portugal knocked out host South Kore...

Imperial Family

In a concessional move, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is set to allow the establishment of female-headed branch houses of the Imperial Family to be ...

Traveling to Japan

Jissoin Temple in Kyoto

In this recent photo, a tourist admires the green foliage reflected in the polished


SUITA, Osaka Prefecture--The air is peppered with fire under the starry skies.The warm flickering li

Is it a booming economy?

The labor shortage in Japan is at its highest in more than four decades, according to new government data. Low birth rates and an aging population have resulted...