Stories about Japan
31 October 2015
Nearly five years after the tsunami and nuclear meltdown in Japan, thousands still suffer the consequences. So a Japanese Buddhist monk developed a pop-up cafe to cater to their needs.
28 October 2015
27 October 2015
Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga went to the UN to address human rights violations he says the Japanese and American governments have committed.
20 October 2015
"On June 5, 1945, when I was in fifth grade, our family went to an air raid shelter after the sirens sounded. Oh no! Our house would be burned down!"
11 October 2015
This interesting full-length documentary, made by a pair of popular Japanese video bloggers explores what it's like to be black in Japan.
Japan specialist Tim Langley provide in-depth insights into Japanese politics not normally covered in mainstream media in his engaging video blog.
24 September 2015
Cafeteria Culture (CafCu) has produced an engaging informative video that provides great insight into how school lunches are a fundamental part of learning in Japan's schools.
19 September 2015
In ancient times, it's said that brewing sake was a women's craft. But for the past few hundred years women have been forbidden from brewing. That's changing in big ways.
18 September 2015
As the country's ruling coalition prepared to pass a new law allowing Japan to go to war, protesters lined the streets and scuffles broke out inside the Diet itself.
15 September 2015
12 September 2015
The sheer scale of the flooding was surprising, and was reminiscent of the devastation caused by the massive tsunami that struck northeastern Japan in March, 2011.
11 September 2015
1 September 2015
Hundreds of thousands of people all over the country have turned out to protest new legislation that would allow Japan to go to war.
31 August 2015
Some believe President Xi Jinping is using 'The Cairo Declaration' film and a September 3 military parade to rewrite the Chinese Communist Party's involvement in fending off the Japanese.
24 August 2015
18 August 2015
Isolated Nagasaki, in western Japan, has a unique approach to Obon, the festival of the dead observed in Japan each year in mid-August.
17 August 2015
A Matome Naver user has compiled a list of perplexing items that Twitter users have found inside train cars, including a brass tea kettle, a bonsai tree and a tomato.
15 August 2015
14 August 2015
Using Paperclips, Broccoli or Microchips, This Japanese Artist Creates a Whimsical Diorama Every Day
A Japanese artist makes cool dioramas with everyday objects, and has cultivated a massive following on Instagram.