Stories about Japan from May, 2016
From long hair to short, from heavy make-up to more subtle, beauty conventions in Japan have undergone a fascinating transformation over the past century.
An independent filmmaker interviewed a young woman from Fukushima Prefecture, ground zero of the March 2011 nuclear disaster, who has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer.
"If the government doesn't get mad and stays quiet, it's the Japanese people who will have the last laugh."
Did a visit to the Japanese Buddhist temple of Tada-ji and the statue of Yakushi Nyorai help save a sick infant? Is it even possible to know?
Do you know where to run if a tsunami strikes? The city of Kamakura has created a simulation that aims to help residents answer this question.
By pushing for the omission of certain ideas from history textbooks, the current Japanese administration is promoting a revisionist view of the country's past. Will they succeed?
At least 49 people died in collapsed buildings and landslides, and tens of thousands more were evacuated as the result of frequent and violent aftershocks.
Two Twitter accounts provide a much-needed look back at World War II in China and the rest of Asia.
Who is one of the most popular YouTube stars you have never heard of? Here's a hint: he lives in Japan.
A Japanese Twitter account serves up an amazing selection of nostalgic photographs of Japan taken throughout the 20th century.