Featured stories about Japan
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18 April 2014
The International Court of Justice ruled against Japan's Southern Ocean whale hunt. Online conversation is often dominated by those fervently defending the custom of whaling.
9 April 2014
Traveling with a baby stroller on Japan's crowded public transportation can make for an uncomfortable juggling act. New standardized rules aim to make it easier for parents.
"Hanami", as the activity of flower viewing is called in Japanese, is in full bloom now that cherry blossom season has arrived.
1 April 2014
Australians celebrate the International Court of Justice decision to halt Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean.
22 March 2014
A definitive fan-art collection of Natalia Poklonskaya, the newly minted Prosecutor General appointed by the secessionist government of Crimea, who has captured the heart of RuNet and Japan.
6 March 2014
Shin-Okubo, a district in Tokyo with high concentration of ethnic Korean residents, has been experiencing an escalation of anti-Korean protests by some extremely racist citizen groups in recent years.
1 March 2014
It may come as a surprise, but Japan has eight endangered languages. We interviewed Fija Byron, who is fighting to protect the language of Okinawan.
18 February 2014
Japan has already seen people evicted from their homes and homeless people evicted from parks for past mega-events.
16 February 2014
Translators in Japan are volunteering to translate Code for America's "Beyond Transparency" to help promote civic tech there.
"To put it bluntly, media is even less believable than a politician."