How Demography Is Changing Japan
February 26, 2013
How Demography Is Changing Japan
“The increasingly inverted structure of Japan’s population pyramid, with fewer young people than old people, means that it will be very difficult to generate the tax revenues necessary to pay for the healthcare needs of the elderly. “
How Demography Is Changing Japan
Creative Japan Aid, Big and Small
April 15, 2011
Creative Japan Aid, Big and Small
From a pop concerts to handmade hats, relief efforts for victims of the earthquake and tsunami are going strong.
Creative Japan Aid, Big and Small
Japan: A Sombre Anniversary
April 11, 2011
Japan: A Sombre Anniversary
One month after the earthquake and tsunami devastated parts of the country, moods remain sombre. Rightfully so?
Japan: A Sombre Anniversary
March 01, 2011
K-Pop Versus J-Pop
Korean pop keeps growing in popularity. Why are K-pop acts leaving their J-pop peers behind?
K-Pop Versus J-Pop
February 23, 2011
Japan’s Fashion Subcultures
From Gothic Lolitas to French maids, Japan’s incredible fashion evolution is now being led by its young females.
Japan’s Fashion Subcultures
In Search of New Japanese Artists
February 17, 2011
In Search of New Japanese Artists
Art is a reflection of society. Does a lack of emerging talent from top art schools reflect a passionless Japan?
In Search of New Japanese Artists
February 10, 2011
One Job, Two Settings
In Japan students and artists alike find it difficult to deviate from the norm. Both art and a sense of community can help.
One Job, Two Settings
January 01, 2011
Will Manhwa Catch Manga?
Comics are getting a boost thanks to the iPad. Does this mean Korean comics will now get a share of the spotlight too?
Will Manhwa Catch Manga?
December 27, 2010
Sapporo, Japan: Worth a Visit
This often forgotten Japanese city to the north is surprisingly modern, friendly and design-savvy — and well worth a visit.
Sapporo, Japan: Worth a Visit
A ‘Global Denim Project’
December 09, 2010
A ‘Global Denim Project’
A new project looks at denim’s popularity around the world and highlights the link between what we wear and identity.
A ‘Global Denim Project’
November 15, 2010
Japan’s Future Look
With new challenges ahead, will the country’s landscape be able to hold onto its distinctively ‘Japanese’ look?
Japan’s Future Look
November 12, 2010
What is ‘Japaneseness’?
What does it mean to say that a building or a piece of culture is Japanese? Defining ‘Japaneseness’ is no easy feat.
What is ‘Japaneseness’?
November 09, 2010
Japan: Where Conflict Is Harmony
Japan’s landscape is often seen as one made up of numerous conflicting elements. Is this really the case?
Japan: Where Conflict Is Harmony
November 08, 2010
One-of-a-Kind Japan
What makes Japan’s landscape unique? The answer may lie in its centuries-old traditions and eccentric cities.
One-of-a-Kind Japan
November 05, 2010
Japan’s Streets and Gardens
What is it about Japan’s visual landscape that sets it apart? A closer look at its streets and gardens reveals some clues.
Japan’s Streets and Gardens
The ‘Japanese Aesthetic’
November 01, 2010
The ‘Japanese Aesthetic’
What is it about Japan’s visual landscape that sets it apart—and helps make it a popular destination for visitors?
The ‘Japanese Aesthetic’
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