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· September, 2017

Stories about Japan from September, 2017

Katsura Sunshine Brings the Japanese Art of Comic Storytelling to English-Language Audiences

He's the only officially qualified non-Japanese rakugo professional in the world.

The Perils of Military Engagement Against North Korea

"Any country that considers an attack on North Korea must confront the question of who turned the DPRK into such a defiant rogue nation."

For Some Stunning Photos of Japan, Check Out Tokyo Camera Club

Whether you live in Tokyo or not, anyone can submit an image to be considered for Tokyo Camera Club's feed, as long as the photo is of someplace in Japan.

Vending Machines Around the World that Japanese People Find Surprising

Japan is often considered to have some of the world's most unusual vending machines, but there are a few in other countries giving them a run for their money.

At Twitter's Tokyo Office, Protesters Stomp on Hateful Tweets

About one hundred demonstrators gathered outside Twitter Japan's Tokyo headquarters to demand that the company do more to rein in harassment and hate speech on its network.

Chinese Are Questioning the Government's Response to Pyongyang's Nuclear Tests

"Maintaining [social] stability is more important than human life?"

Ishinomaki's Reborn Arts Festival: Art Therapy for a Tsunami-Scarred City's Soul

The city of Ishinomaki had recovered physically from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, but still lacked its former vitality. Enter the Reborn Art Festival.

Offbeat ‘Objets d'Art’ Are Rather Commonplace in Japan

"When walking around town, especially in parks and playgrounds, you often see strange 'objets d'art'. Wondering who and what are they for... I am still not sure of the answer."

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