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Tokyo 2020 and Japan’s Soft Power
August 31, 2016
Tokyo 2020 and Japan’s Soft Power
Japan's cultural appeal is at its best when the government takes a hands off approach.
Tokyo 2020 and Japan’s Soft Power
Will Pokémon Go Power Up Japan’s ‘Cool Economy’?
July 29, 2016
Will Pokémon Go Power Up Japan’s ‘Cool Economy’?
The game's phenomenal success is good for Nintendo, but it doesn't mean much for Japan's creative industry at large.
Will Pokémon Go Power Up Japan’s ‘Cool Economy’?
After 3 Year Ban, Japanese Film Tops China's Box Office
June 03, 2015
After 3 Year Ban, Japanese Film Tops China's Box Office
The latest Doraemon film is setting records in China.
After 3 Year Ban, Japanese Film Tops China's Box Office
Takashi Yanase, Creator of Iconic Anpanman Character, Dies at 94
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.
Takashi Yanase, Creator of Iconic Anpanman Character, Dies at 94
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?
Japan’s Robot Love Hurts
No. 4: Spirited Away
March 23, 2010
No. 4: Spirited Away
The award-winning film by famed Japanese director is fourth most influential on our list.
No. 4: Spirited Away
Pop Culture Politics
March 11, 2010
Pop Culture Politics
Japan’s anime can help us understand its politics, says MIT prof and author.
Pop Culture Politics
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