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24 March 2017
An interesting blog devoted to documenting the concrete housing projects that have been home to several generations of Japanese since the end of the war.
19 March 2017
16 March 2017
8 March 2017
"Anytime Nyango Star makes a public appearance it is to help Tohoku recover. The mascot isn't drumming for its personal gain but for its beloved home."
6 March 2017
Media reports have also placed great emphasis on finding a deeper motive behind the stabbings, in spite of the perpetrator's assertion that "....It is better that disabled people disappear.”
When the Japanese government launched Premium Friday the goal was to allow workers to quit work early, and then go out and shop. But it hasn't worked out that way.
27 February 2017
Spectacular images of an annual fiery festival in Obama, Japan, that marks the start of spring.
New Immigration Policies Convince More Japanese Americans to Engage in the Radical Act of Remembering
Americans were discriminated against and incarcerated during World War II because of their ancestry. This created a generation of their descendants who don’t want to see it happen again.
24 February 2017
14 February 2017
A news release from Japanese power utility TEPCO generated a number of headlines across Western media that were sorely missing context.
13 February 2017
4 February 2017
21 January 2017
A long-term Afghan resident of Japan was accused of being a terrorist by an American military unit stationed in Okinawa Prefecture. It has since been debunked as "fake news".
5 January 2017
30 December 2016
29 December 2016
When Prime Minister Abe Shinzo didn't really mention the war when he visited Pearl Harbor for the 75th anniversary of Japan's surprise attack against the United States.
23 December 2016
17 December 2016
Masaki C. Matsumoto writes in both Japanese and English about LGBTQ+ issues in Japan. He was recently interviewed by Anime Feminist about the portrayal of LGBTQ in manga and anime.
15 December 2016
The kanji for "gold" was selected by the Japanese Kanji Proficiency Society based on the results of a nationwide poll. And now people are having fun with it.
3 December 2016
An innovative online mapping project, which incorporates historical photographs and eyewitness testimony re-colorized by neural networks, brings the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to life.