Japan

Editorial seeks to patent 'Kimetsu no Yaiba' clothing patterns, but only manages to protect 3

Shueisha, owner of the animated series "Demon Slayer," was approved only by three of the six clothing patterns they were seeking to register.

A Town in Japan Decided to Instead Spend $230,000 in Covid-19 Relief Funds on an Odd Item

Officials in the fishing town of Noto have come under fire for spending money on something many consider trivial.

Justin Chan

After the Arrival of a New Strain of Covid-19, Japan Prohibits Entry to Foreigners

The country will prevent the entry of foreigners due to a new variant of coronavirus, this restriction will take effect from December 28 until January.

Gas From Outer Space Brought From the Asteroid Ryugu Is Being Analyzed By Japanese Scientists

Space specialists verify the provenance of gas samples that are obviously different from the atmospheric composition of planet Earth.

For Social Experiment, Japanese Billionaire Gives $9 Million to People On Twitter

Yusaku Maezawa wants to know if giving $9,000 to 1,000 people will make them happier

Aria Bendix

How This Alcohol Industry Newcomer Created a Japanese Whiskey Brand for the U.S.

Ann Soh Woods tapped her network to get a traditional distiller to allow her to sell their product.

What Did American Consumers Want From the Maker of Cup Noodles and Top Ramen? Hats and Shirts, Apparently.

Nissin, the Japanese maker of instant noodles, which first came to the U.S. market in 1970, has made a concerted effort to listen to U.S. consumers for the past three years.

A Small Japanese City Was Deluged With Applications After Reports of a Ninja Shortage

The Japanese city of Iga has clarified that it is, in fact, not hiring ninjas.

Tom Murray

Meet the American Entrepreneurs Who Are Brewing Japanese Sake in Brooklyn

Brian Polen and Brandon Doughan opened the doors of Brooklyn Kura this year.

KFC Has Created Less Smelly Fried Chicken Just in Time for the Holidays

The scientifically engineered poultry is available in Japan until the end of December.

Nina Zipkin