160 Years Ago: A New Yorker Lands in the Land of the Rising Sun
See Japan through the eyes of Townsend Harris, a native of New York and the first U.S. Consul General to Japan, as well as one of the first Americans to ever set foot in the country.
Family, Food, and Fun: The Holidays with a Different Twist in Japan and the U.S.
See how people in Japan and the U.S. celebrate Christmas, New Years, and Valentine’s Day differently.
My Number? What Number?
In January 2016 Japan introduced its first social security number system, which will also affect foreign residents in Japan.
Rain Rain Go Away:
Flood Management in Tokyo
It takes more than a catchy song to protect Tokyo from heavy rain, for instance, an "Underground Temple."
Kids’ Korner: Winter Wonderland
There are many ways to enjoy winter, for example building snowmen and igloos or having snowball fights, but not everyone does things the same way. Learn how the image of winter is slightly different in the U.S. and Japan.