Stories about Japan from October, 2016
Halloween has been growing in popularity in Japan over previous years. In 2016, there was more money spent in Japan on Halloween than on Valentine's Day.
Time to update your playlist.
A private railway company in western Japan recently came under fire after a conductor apologized for the presence of “foreigners” on a train. And that was just the beginning.
Halloween in Japan has become a creepy tour de force. But trick-or-treating has never caught on. Why?
"My animal sculptures, made from an accumulation of newspapers, might perhaps be portraying ourselves and our lives, on many levels."
Every year Japanese people wait in anticipation for Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. And every year they are disappointed.
There's proof that Persians traveled the Silk Road to live and work in ancient Japan.
This popular video blog is hosted by children and explains what life is like in Japan.
"Why has the English translation ended up like this? This is offensive to elderly people and unacceptable coming from an international city."