Stories about Japan from October, 2013
"Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships," said The Guardian. "Millions aren't...dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex." Not so fast, said Japanese netizens.
The Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global legally binding instrument on mercury was adopted in Minamata, Japan. The city known for tragedy now hopes to be known for solutions.
Bloggers around the world, including Global Voices contributors, are highlighting this year's #BAD13 topic: human rights.
Ayako Yokota and Ryan Ball take a look at the facilities and technological solutions for people with disabilities in Japan.
One city's attempt to restrict children from reading "Barefoot Gen", a comic series about the Hiroshima bombings, has started a debate in Japan about how the tragedy should be interpreted.