Welcome to Japan, Where You Can Find Pokémon on Manhole Covers

Japan being Japan, is never lacking when it comes to offbeat and kawaii (cute) stuff. Their latest offering? Pokémon manhole covers!Of course we shouldn’t expect anything less from a country that has their own Japan Society of Manhole Covers. Yes, it’s a thing. The website, entirely in Japanese, features submissions on nothing else but the variety of manhole covers available here. Manhole covers in Japan are unique according to their locality, functionality and manufacturer.

13 August 2019

Japan Bucket List: 10 Must-Go Places In Tokyo & Sapporo

Welcome back to yet another episode of Japan Bucket List! This time we’re pinpointing Tokyo and Sapporo, so be sure to bookmark this for your planning purposes.ICYMI, we did a similar bucket list of must-visit places in Osaka and Fukuoka, which you might want to check out too. So, without further ado, let’s get to it, shall we?10 Things To See and Do in Tokyo:1. Shibuya Crossing, TokyoImage: @streets_visionOF COURSE this was going to be part of the list!

24 July 2019

Deal-making in Asia’s escort bars thriving

In Tokyo’s Ginza, Seoul’s Gangnam and Beijing’s Chaoyang financial district a familiar scene plays out almost every night of the work week. As dusk falls, businessmen flock to karaoke and hostess clubs to close deals and build relationships in the liquor-lubricated intimacy of young women.Call it bonding over vice. It’s a culture that sits uneasily with the #MeToo movement that has swept across Europe and the United States (US).

17 January 2019

Abe leads in polls as election looms

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party held a commanding lead in opinion polls released before his expected announcement of a snap general election later on Monday.A poll published in the Nikkei newspaper on Monday said Abe’s LDP (Liberal Democratic Party) held a 44 percent to eight percent lead over the main opposition Democratic Party.

25 September 2017

iPhones cheaper in Asia than in Sydney

Aussies hoping to buy the new iPhone are likely to be forking out more than most countries in Asia.Australia has slumped to 25th out of 57 countries for iPhone affordability in US dollar terms, from 17th place 12 months ago and fifth cheapest two years earlier, according to an index compiled by Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s securities unit.

12 September 2017