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23 April 2017
21 April 2017
14 April 2017
When a Japanese private school was caught making racist and nationalistic remarks, the ensuing scandal started a national conversation about the relevance of a pre-war imperial edict on education.
10 April 2017
Colorized Photos Show Epic Battle Between American and Japanese Forces in Okinawa During World War II
On the 72nd anniversary of the Battle of Okinawa, a Japanese researcher has made Twitter posts featuring archival photos of the battle that have been colorized using a software tool.
8 April 2017
"If you love the children you raise above all else, be you same-sex parents or parents of the opposite sex, that's all that's important to being a parent."
3 April 2017
The report includes statistics from Japan's Reconstruction Ministry as well as surveys of evacuees themselves to provide a local perspective on efforts to recover from the 2011 "triple disaster."
1 April 2017
It is estimated that 1 in 4 of Japan’s population of 123 million people suffer from hay fever. Why are pollen allergies so common in Japan?
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".