Stories about Japan from August, 2015
Chairman Mao Wasn't at WWII's Cairo Conference. So Why Is He on the Movie Poster?
Some believe President Xi Jinping is using 'The Cairo Declaration' film and a September 3 military parade to rewrite the Chinese Communist Party's involvement in fending off the Japanese.
A Japanese Woman’s Impressive Appetite Leaves the Internet Hungry for More
Yuka Kinoshita has gained famed for the sheer amount of food she can pack away. She uploads her videos to YouTube.
Instagram Photos Offer a Peek Into Nagasaki's Unique Send-Off for the Dead
Isolated Nagasaki, in western Japan, has a unique approach to Obon, the festival of the dead observed in Japan each year in mid-August.
The Hilarious Mystery Surrounding Items Forgotten on Japanese Trains
A Matome Naver user has compiled a list of perplexing items that Twitter users have found inside train cars, including a brass tea kettle, a bonsai tree and a tomato.
Amazing Japanese TV Commercial Racks Up Views
A popular commercial about an amazing game of baseball has gone viral in Japan.
Using Paperclips, Broccoli or Microchips, This Japanese Artist Creates a Whimsical Diorama Every Day
A Japanese artist makes cool dioramas with everyday objects, and has cultivated a massive following on Instagram.
On the Seventieth Anniversary of the Bombing, Japan Remembers Nagasaki
Long overshadowed by Hiroshima, the atomic bombing of Nagasaki highlights Japan's memory of the war.
Why Are Japanese Airsoft Fans Cosplaying the Ukrainian Military?
Japan and Ukraine are miles apart. Why are Japanese airsoft players dressing as Ukrainian military and modeling their game scenarios after anti-terrorist operations in eastern Ukraine?
Before and After the Bomb: an Interactive Tour of Nagasaki
The Nagasaki Archive is an interactive web tool based on Google Earth that explores Nagasaki - before and after the atomic bombing of August 9th, 1945.
Metal Titans From the US and Japan Agree to an Epic Giant Robot Battle
American and Japanese robotics companies Megabots and Suidobashi Heavy Industries have agreed to participate in a giant robot battle one year from now.
Summer is the Season for Fireworks in Japan
In July and August, massive and elaborate fireworks displays are held all over Japan.
China Finally Opens Door to Overseas Game Consoles
China finally lifts its ban on sales of game consoles. Is this the dawn of a new age in home video entertainment?