April 12, 2018
Isao Takahata: A Life of Changing the Perceptions and Possibilities of Animation
By Kiran Mohandas Menon
August 31, 2016
Tokyo 2020 and Japan’s Soft Power
By Yukari Easton
July 29, 2016
Will Pokémon Go Power Up Japan’s ‘Cool Economy’?
By Henry Laurence
June 03, 2015
After 3 Year Ban, Japanese Film Tops China's Box Office
By Shannon Tiezzi
October 16, 2013
Takashi Yanase, Creator of Iconic Anpanman Character, Dies at 94
Cartoonist’s bread-inspired hero is ubiquitous in Japan, beloved by children.
April 25, 2011
Japan’s Robot Love Hurts
Why wasn’t robot-loving Japan able to dispatch any useful specimens in the crucial weeks following the earthquake?
March 23, 2010
No. 4: Spirited Away
The award-winning film by famed Japanese director is fourth most influential on our list.
March 11, 2010
Pop Culture Politics
Japan’s anime can help us understand its politics, says MIT prof and author.