Daiso is one of Japan’s 100-yen shop brands, known for offering a massive variety of unique and quirky products. Almost everything can be bought for a mere 100 yen (that’s less than a dollar!), with only a few exceptions.
Did you know that in Japan folding 1,000 origami cranes earns you a wish? The art of origami dates back to Japan's Edo Period and though specific sheets of square paper are used, you can use any scraps of paper you have at home for this craft.
The cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will for the first time send a traveling atomic-bomb exhibit to Hawaii, where it will be displayed on the Battleship Missouri Memorial through the 75th anniversary of the August 1945 nuclear bombing of those cities.
The floating O-torii and Itsukushima Shrine at Miyajima south of Hiroshima are two of Japan’s most popular attractions, but ongoing restoration work there shouldn’t stop Americans stationed in Japan from planning a visit.