September 03, 2020
Abe Shinzo or Shinzo Abe: What’s in a Name?
By Shannon Tiezzi
Japan changed the order of officials' English language names a year ago – but the world has been slow to adapt.
December 11, 2019
On Capturing Everyday Life: A Conversation with Kazuhiro Soda
By Layne Vandenberg
Filmmaker Kazuhiro Soda broke from mainstream documentary production to give his viewers the power of observation.
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.
January 16, 2013
Japan's Suicide Problem: Searching for Answers
For the last fourteen years at least 30,000 Japanese have killed themselves annually. Why?