Latest stories about Japan
2 October 2013
One city's attempt to restrict children from reading "Barefoot Gen", a comic series about the Hiroshima bombings, has started a debate in Japan about how the tragedy should be interpreted.
25 September 2013
Tokyo and the Japanese Olympic Committee plan to build the racing course in Kansai Rinkai Park, despite 25 years of concerted efforts there to restore its bio-diversity.
8 September 2013
Some Japanese Twitter users are sharing their hope that the Olympics will mean an improved and more accessible Tokyo.
4 September 2013
Vladivostok, a remote city in the Russian Far East, is notorious for the many used Japanese cars on its roads, which are possibly the worst in the country.
3 September 2013
Mixing up "gamma radiation," which is highly penetrating and can travel deep into human tissue, with "beta radiation," which is lighter and not as penetrating, can mislead readers.
10 August 2013
Japan's ruling party wants to modify the constitution so the defense military can deploy overseas.
2 August 2013
"However tired I look, you smile at me. Then, you touch my hair encouragingly and softly daub it with porridge."
23 July 2013
Japan's largest railway company has decided to sell non-identifying data on its commuters to third-party companies. Though technically legal, some see the move as an invasion of privacy.
18 July 2013
A 71-year-old man is suing Japan's public broadcaster because he is literally lost in translation, in his very own country.
9 July 2013
Club goers across Japan are rebelling against an antiquated law that requires public venues to acquire a license for dancing or face raids, arrests and closures.