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Displays food by pictogram, To cater for foreign tourists towards the Osaka Expo 2025

With 2 years and a half left towards the Osaka-Kansai Expo 2025, initiatives are in progress to accommodate the diverse dietary of tourists from abroad, including Muslims and vegetarians. On 22 November, the Kansai Economic Federation (KANKEIREN) has been conducting a demonstration test in restaurants within Osaka City by displaying the food ingredients used by pictograms on the menus, as a way to help foreign visitors understand them easier. Also, the Expo is planning to set up a system to provide all visitors an easier access to food and drink,...

Opens until end-2023! teamLab Planets in Tokyo ticket sales from overseas up by 136%

Visited by over 3 million visitors (overseas and Japan) since 2018, the digital art interactive art Museum, teamLab Planets, continues to bring you a series of new attractions. And great news, it will be opened until the end of 2023!In about a month from 11 October, ticket sales from international tourists increased to about 136% compared to the same month in 2019 (pre-Covid), with 1 in 3 visitors now coming from overseas. What's new at teamLab Planets in TOKYO:・Garden area with over 13,000 living orchids blooming in mid-air 'Floating Flower...

Grand Opening 55Kitchen specializing in halal and Asian ingredients

On September 11, 2022, Healse Co., Ltd. opened the Asian food specialty store "55Kitchen Kawagoe" in Kawagoe City, Saitama Prefecture. In this shop, ingredients, seasonings, beverages, sweets, and handmade side dishes purchased from various Asian countries are lined up, as well as Korean cosmetics, halal ingredients, cooking utensils, and other Asian products that are difficult to get in Japan. Starting with the opening of the first store in Kawagoe, the company plans to open stores in Tokyo by the end of the year and is aiming to open 100 stores...

“Islamic Shopping district” Shin-Okubo multinational area

Shin Okubo is a cozy little neighborhood located within Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward and is easily accessible as one of the stops on the Yamanote train loop. And it is well known for its extensive Korean community. Mainly popular among Tokyoites for its Korean foods, K-pop. But now you will see that it is a Shin-Okubo is a cozy little neighbourhood?in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward, easily accessible as one of the stops on the Yamanote Line. It is also known for its large Korean community. It is popular for Korean food and...