Stories about Japan
15 October 2014
About two million people were evacuated, and damage, while limited, was still significant in isolated and rural prefectures such as Okinawa.
14 October 2014
A babysitter is accused of killing a woman's young child while she picked up extra shifts at her job. A local politician implied that the mother is to blame.
13 October 2014
8 October 2014
3 October 2014
30 September 2014
A list of the best in Japanese blogs covering Japanese current events, culture, politics, crime and more. Did we miss a blog? Let us know in the comments!
29 September 2014
YouTube vlogger RailKingJP regularly uploads fantatsic footage of his trainspotting adventures in Japan and abroad. New to the hobby? He also offers tips and tricks for tracking down trains.
27 September 2014
One person has been left dead, nearly fifty climbers are severely injured, and ten people are missing after Mount Ontake, a popular climbing spot, in central Japan, erupted.
24 September 2014
Millions have seen the video of the man's creative marriage proposal, set to the tune of Louder by Japanese pop star Charice.
23 September 2014
New Zealand Is Out to Tarnish Japan's Reputation Over Whaling, or so Says Japan's Public Broadcaster
"New Zealand's real aim: to damage Japan's international reputation," according to NHK's News Watch 9 program. Some Japanese Twitter users thought the reaction was a bit much.