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Stories about Japan
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.
24 November 2016
YouTube vlog Kagoneko captures a quintessential Japanese winter scene of warmth and comfort—cats snuggling under 'kotatsus.'
21 November 2016
"Matsubara Teruko, who predicted the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, is the perfect example of the saying 'even a stopped clock is right twice a day.' Trust her predictions accordingly."
19 November 2016
17 November 2016
16 November 2016
RuNet Echo explores popular stereotypes about foreigners gleaned from autocomplete suggestions generated by the website Yandex, Russia’s most popular Internet search engine.
10 November 2016
6 November 2016
31 October 2016
Halloween has been growing in popularity in Japan over previous years. In 2016, there was more money spent in Japan on Halloween than on Valentine's Day.
24 October 2016
A private railway company in western Japan recently came under fire after a conductor apologized for the presence of “foreigners” on a train. And that was just the beginning.
22 October 2016
17 October 2016
"My animal sculptures, made from an accumulation of newspapers, might perhaps be portraying ourselves and our lives, on many levels."
14 October 2016
Every year Japanese people wait in anticipation for Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. And every year they are disappointed.
8 October 2016
7 October 2016
2 October 2016
"Why has the English translation ended up like this? This is offensive to elderly people and unacceptable coming from an international city."
25 September 2016
24 September 2016
After the sexual assault of a university student, sex, class, privilege -- and strong cultural attitudes -- all play a role in the lighter sentences handed down to the perpetrators.
19 September 2016
The Fukui Dinosaur Museum is one of the top tourism attractions in Japan, allowing visitors to get an up-close look at fossil remains from millennia gone by.