Stories about Japan from December, 2016
A Satellite Launch Lights Up the Night Sky Over Japan
"A beautiful glow in the nighttime sky." "It was really impressive."
Japanese Prime Minister Observes Pearl Harbor Anniversary
When Prime Minister Abe Shinzo didn't really mention the war when he visited Pearl Harbor for the 75th anniversary of Japan's surprise attack against the United States.
Transportation Showdown: Japanese Mascots’ Big Butts Vs. Train Doors
Japanese mascots often have a hard time boarding trains. It's because of their butts.
Masaki C. Matsumoto: English-Speaking, LGBT, Queer and Feminist in Japan
Masaki C. Matsumoto writes in both Japanese and English about LGBTQ+ issues in Japan. He was recently interviewed by Anime Feminist about the portrayal of LGBTQ in manga and anime.
Japan's ‘Kanji of the Year’ Choice Refers to the Olympics, Political Scandal and Trump
The kanji for "gold" was selected by the Japanese Kanji Proficiency Society based on the results of a nationwide poll. And now people are having fun with it.
Innovative Japanese Mapping Project Returns With Interactive Map of 1941 Pearl Harbor Attack
An innovative online mapping project, which incorporates historical photographs and eyewitness testimony re-colorized by neural networks, brings the December 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor to life.