Stories about Japan
6 March 2015
A recent video by prolific YouTube vlogger has gone viral, reaching more than half a million views. The video highlights Japan's working hours, and government effort to address the issue.
3 March 2015
27 February 2015
Parents and children alike are personalizing students' "uwabaki", or indoor shoes. Students, teachers, and visitors are all required to remove their street shoes before entering the school.
24 February 2015
23 February 2015
19 February 2015
One Japanese YouTube user, satobo3104, has joined the Slow TV movement and uploaded hundreds of videos documenting walks through old neighbourhoods all over Japan.
This follows the brutal murder of two Japanese nationals by ISIS in January. There is now a vague sense in Japan that some places that are not acceptable for travel.
14 February 2015
Noted Japanese author and conservative political activist Ayako Sono advocated in a newspaper column that immigrants to Japan be separated by race and forced to live in special zones.
12 February 2015
10 February 2015
YouthCreate works to increase the number of young people who vote. Founder Kensuke Harada became alarmed by the lack of interest by his fellow youth in Japan's political process.