WARDING OFF EVIL: Amabie Returns – Dig More Japan

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Amabie, a mythical beast that rose from the sea during 19th century Japan to protect people from disease, has experienced a resurgence in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: Anti-Olympics campaign gains traction in Japan amid virus fears

Calls to cancel the Tokyo Olympics are intensifying, as Japan battles its fourth COVID-19 wave. An online petition has garnered more than 200,000 signatures in just two days.

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COVID-19: Japan to expand state of emergency to Aichi and Fukuoka prefectures

Japan is extending its COVID-19 state of emergency until the end of May and expanding the declaration beyond Tokyo and Osaka. Aichi and Fukuoka prefectures will be added from May 11.

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WORKPEDIA JAPAN!: Treading New Ground in Osaka – Where We Call Home

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Bangladeshi Rashel Sarkar pours his heart and soul into making prosthetic limbs in Daito, Osaka, continuing the work he began in his home country many years ago.

Japan considers extending COVID-19 state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka, major urban areas

Japan is reportedly poised to extend a state of emergency — which expires on May 11 — in Tokyo and Osaka. Latest data has shown COVID-19 numbers coming down, but this could be due to fewer tests being done during the week-long holiday. The more contagious N501Y strain now makes up 60% of all cases.

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EVERYDAY TRADITION: Basket Masters – Dig More Japan

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Tofu baskets woven from roasted bamboo balance functionality with artistry.

EVERYDAY TRADITION: Screen Time – Dig More Japan

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Traditional sudare window screens made from reeds can provide years of relief during the hot summer months in Japan.

EVERYDAY TRADITION: Slip into Style – Dig More Japan

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The utilitarian house slipper undergoes a luxurious makeover, resulting in a global sensation.

EVERYDAY TRADITION: Picturesque Parasols – Dig More Japan

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Crafted from intricately woven silk, these traditional parasols are finding a new place under the sun.