Stories about Japan from May, 2017
It's been 45 years since the United States returned Okinawa to Japan. But American bases still dominate the landscape, and the politics of the prefecture.
"Is there anyone out there who is going to say, "Wow, cool, I can customize my smartphone case with salmon roe?" I think I'll be the only one."
The legislation will cover nearly 300 crimes if it passes. Critics have argued personal liberties are at stake.
"Will (people living with Aspergers syndrome) be happy to hear the term asupe used as slang, I wonder?"
From stunning portraits to cultural scenes that may not be around for much longer, Lee Chapman is passionate about documenting life in Tokyo.
Friedl's blog is a great way to explore Japan by bike, even if you aren't in Japan or don't necessarily own a bike.