Stories about Japan from June, 2016
This article is by Corey Wallace and was originally published in East Asia Forum. The article is republished on Global Voices under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 license. On 10 July, Japan will hold its upper house elections with half of its seats to be contested. This will be the first time...
Japan This is a quirky historical photoblog that examines parts of Tokyo not normally covered by English-language guidebooks.
"Good morning. Isn't it muggy? With all this rain, Kyushu seems to be having a hard time again. I wonder if they're all right. Be careful. OK?"
"Few survivors remain today and soon there will be none. Who then can speak from personal experiences of the effects of nuclear war upon humanity?"
'Bits of Tokyo' is a Twitter photo blog devoted to capturing the minute details of surviving postwar life in Japan.
In Japan, there is an online subculture devoted to capybaras, the friendly giant rodent from South America.
"When I left my hotel and started driving down Route 58, there were Americans standing under the torrid sun with their heads bowed. They seem to be in deep pain."
A new series of maps shows what Europeans may really think of Japan, and what the Japanese people may really think about other parts of the world.
Japan isn't just Mount Fuji, neon landscapes and bullet trains. One Tumblr photo blog has set out to document the country's quiet residential streets.
There's a negative image of protesters in Japan, but one student group is changing that.
From crab crossing signs to pheasant strolling through town, these photos show life in Japanese countryside.
Despite some complaints, most Japanese people appear to have reacted favorably to President Obama's May 27 visit to Hiroshima.