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· August, 2018

Stories about Japan from August, 2018

23 August 2018

Blooms of fire: How Japan celebrates summer with ‘hanabi’

The summer months of July and August in Japan are famed for their fireworks, known as 'hanabi' (花火) in Japanese. Here are some photos.

19 August 2018

Fans around the world celebrate as Akira turns 30

On July 16, 2018 netizens around the world marked the thirtieth anniversary of the release of Akira, a groundbreaking film that revolutionized animated movies forever.

8 August 2018

What happens when women report sexual assault in Japan?

"If this happens again I will feel more powerless knowing there's probably nothing I can do, and nothing the police will do."