Often ridiculed and misunderstood, sumo wrestling is not only highly competitive and respected in Japan but a sport that dates back 1,500 years.
Just because you don’t like getting naked with strangers doesn’t mean you’re uptight—especially if you’re female. Then again, embracing the practice in places where it’s common is an opportunity for self-acceptance
For centuries Okinawa was the centre of the Ryukyu Kingdom. Now, it’s an oasis in the East China Sea where people live longer than almost anyplace on Earth!
How a working stint abroad showed one eager expat the secret to great travelling.
Why Japan deserves a spot on your 2018 travel calendar.
Text by Simon Vaughan, Photos by Jo Turner ALL ABOUT OKINAWA Okinawa, referred to as Okinawa Main Island, is the largest and most densely populated island in the Okinawa Prefecture, the southernmost of Japan’...
The tortured sounds of the alphabet song drifted across the lobby for the fifth time that day. From the next room, rising above the muffled voices, I heard, “Teacher, what does it mean, ‘feces’?” I sigh...
The distinct cooking methods of the Japanese have helped them define their cuisine throughout the ages.