July 29, 2016
Will Pokémon Go Power Up Japan’s ‘Cool Economy’?
By Henry Laurence
The game's phenomenal success is good for Nintendo, but it doesn't mean much for Japan's creative industry at large.
May 06, 2014
Are Western Pop Artists Embracing or Exploiting Eastern Culture?
By Clare Hubbard
Recent examples of Western pop incorporating Asian elements have met with a mixed reaction.
March 28, 2014
Why Aren't Japanese Students Studying Abroad?
By J.T. Quigley and Zachary Ruzbasan
The number of students pursuing education overseas dipped by nearly a third since 2004.
February 14, 2014
What Do Shinzo Abe and Kim Jong-Un Have In Common?
By J.T. Quigley and Angela Erika Kubo
Our Tokyo editors talk about South Korean attitudes toward Japan's leader and more in this week's podcast.
February 04, 2013
AKB48 Starlet Humiliated for Breaking “No Dating” Rule
AKB48’s Minami Minegishi shaved her head and made a tearful apology online for having a boyfriend.
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?