Interesting Items of the Week
Short (sometimes) videos or stories about interesting Japanese culture, language, entertainment, and many other things.
A few different interesting things for you this week: Ancient, and more recent, Japanese treasures, Tokyo train attack, Life of a Salaryman, and Life of a half-Japanese Half African American comedian.
This recently restored Ancient Buddhist statue held the secrets of how it was made, inside the statue itself. Read the story from The Asahi Shimbun.
Man finds a treasure trove of pre-war documents in storage. Apparently many documents about the forming of the Japanese constitution and government during the Meiji restoration. Read the story from The Asahi Shimbun.
Japan is much safer than other countries, but that doesn’t mean that people don’t occasionally go a little crazy. Take for instance this Halloween knife and fire attack on a Tokyo train, read at The Mainichi.