Stories about Japan from July, 2015
The City of Lights can be both appealing and anxiety-inducing. Here are how some visitors, notably the Japanese, have experienced the city and the feedback from Parisians.
"Thanks to these illustrations, I'm unable to concentrate while studying, haha."
There are thousands of YouTube videos that can let you explore almost every part of Japan by train from your own computer.
For the islands, everything changed on March 11, 2011, when a devastating tsunami swept away everything from houses to oyster beds.
Given the bad blood between China and Japan over Japanese war crimes during World War II as well as geo-political tensions in Asia, many Chinese didn't take the news well.
"In front of the national Diet. On what path is this country now headed, I wonder? July 15, 2015: a day of dread."
Popular Nintendo President Satoru Iwata has died, leaving gaming fans around the world to mourn his loss.
"So what if Ariana doesn't look like a pure-blooded Japanese? Her mom's Japanese...and she said her daughter's acclimated to Japanese culture. Ariana's an elegant Japanese woman!"
Cosplay, a term that describes dressing up like fictional characters, transcends ethnic and cultural borders and promotes personal empowerment.
Late-night club-goers are celebrating the end of a police crackdown that shut dancing just when the party was getting started.