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Let’s Talk About (No) Sex: A Closer Look at Japan’s ‘Virginity Crisis’
April 08, 2019

Let’s Talk About (No) Sex: A Closer Look at Japan’s ‘Virginity Crisis’

By Cyrus Ghaznavi, Haruka Sakamoto, Kenji Shibuya, and Peter Ueda
In light of new research, it’s time to reconsider the exoticization of Japanese sexual behavior.

Forbidden Ink: Redrawing the Lines of Japan’s Tattoo Debate
October 10, 2016

Forbidden Ink: Redrawing the Lines of Japan’s Tattoo Debate

By Jonathan DeHart
As fashion and social context evolves, could attitudes towards tattoos change in the country?
The Mountain Monks of Japan
September 13, 2016

The Mountain Monks of Japan

By Jonathan DeHart
Meet the Yamabushi, a group of alpine ascetics who are opting out of the rat race and reconnecting with nature.

Gundam: Japan's Top Pop Culture Phenomenon
March 16, 2016

Gundam: Japan's Top Pop Culture Phenomenon

By William Ashbaugh
Think of Star Wars and Star Trek merged into one franchise to visualize the impact of Gundam on Japanese pop culture.

Japan Faces a Possible Mob War After Yakuza Gang Fractures
November 20, 2015

Japan Faces a Possible Mob War After Yakuza Gang Fractures

By Benjamin David Baker
After a schism in their ranks, the Yakuza may erupt in violence in Japan.

When Womenomics Meets Reality
October 06, 2015

When Womenomics Meets Reality

By Emily S. Chen
The Japanese government can make structural changes, but cultural attitudes are proving stubborn.

Review: What Do You Want to Create Today?
October 26, 2014

Review: What Do You Want to Create Today?

By Kyla Ryan
How the unique qualities of Japanese culture influenced a successful businessman.
Japanese Cultural Influence Grows in India
August 29, 2014

Japanese Cultural Influence Grows in India

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Japanese culture is permeating India, precipitating closer ties between the two countries.

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. “

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.

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?

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?

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