Stories about Japan
28 March 2016
In this edition we take you to Somalia, Japan, China, Pakistan and Cuba.
Japanese broadcasters heading for the exit are using their remaining airtime to highlight the government's increasingly autocratic approach to press freedoms.
23 March 2016
Japanese social media can't get enough of the middle schooler's science experiment. One photo of his results was retweeted more than 16,000 times.
19 March 2016
A new online mapping project tracks the last movements of more than a thousand people who perished in the March 2011 tsunami that affected Japan's northeastern Tohoku region.
8 March 2016
International Women's Day comes less than a week after a Japanese government survey showed that 30% of working women report being sexually harassed in Japan.
5 March 2016
4 March 2016
"...I think a better idea is to take him down to Hello Work [employment centers], get him some retraining and introduce him to a new workplace."
28 February 2016
27 February 2016
24 February 2016
"You helped us and we weren’t even your friends, so of course we came to help. Japan and Taiwan will be best friends forever."
21 February 2016
Michael Rogge has uploaded a collection of videos documenting life in Japan and other parts of Asia at the dawn of the continent's economic transformation.
18 February 2016
15 February 2016
11 February 2016
4 February 2016
Political Interference? The Culling of Japan's Broadcasters Culminates in a Respected Journalist's Ouster
"Pressure from the Abe government? All newscasters critical of the government have been taken off the air, one after the other."
28 January 2016
23 January 2016
17 January 2016
Heard of that viral story about the train station in Japan with just one young passenger? It's full of inaccuracies. And the female student is being harassed by train nerds.
12 January 2016
7 January 2016
The Imperial Japanese Army forced women from across Asia forced into sexual slavery during WWII. The surviving victims and some right-wing Japanese politicians weren't on board with this agreement.