Kyle Smaine along with an unnamed Austrian has died after a tragic avalanche on the Hakuba Norikura mountain of Japan (
Japanese citizens will once again be able to get Chinese visas, Beijing said, reversing a previous ban over COVID testing China had slammed as "discriminatory." (
Toyota Motor Corp was the world's top-selling automaker in 2022, retaining its lead over German rival Volkswagen for the third year, company data showed Monday. (Japan Today)
A retirement ceremony was held on Saturday for former sumo Grand Champion Hakuho at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. (NHK)
31 January 2023
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Jan 30

Japanese language quirk made charges ambiguous, but he probably didn't help his case by clearing that up.

On Tuesday night, a criminal incident occurred in the town of Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture. A mountain resort famed for its beautiful natural ...

Jan 28
If lunchboxes that you eat on a train don't sound unique or exciting, then you haven't had an ekiben while traveling 300 kph on the Shinkansen. Ekiben ? the combination of the Japanese words eki (train station) and bento (lunchbox) ? have been ar...
Jan 27

Investigating the underbelly of Tokyo in one of its most notorious districts.

Kabukicho in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward is famous for being the real-world inspiration for Kamurocho, the notoriously sketchy yakuza ?hood from the Yakuza video game series...

Jan 26
In the blink of an eye, the first month of the year is over. We hope that 2023 has been good to you Cheapos so far, and if you made a New Year's resolution to go out and explore the city, here's your handy guide to Tokyo's events in February. Keep...
Jan 25

Are you dreaming of a trip to Japan and the breathtaking view of sakura, cherry blossoms? Lately, more and more tourists are flocking to this city in western Japan. Relaxing in gorgeous parks with hundreds of beautiful blooming trees that create m...