A new film has been released in Japan challenging the anti-whaling and dolphin-hunting attitudes of foreign activists and filmmakers. Directed by Keiko Yagi, Behind the Cove purports to show the ...
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A lot happened in 2015, not least for Japan Trends, as we relaunched the website. We hope you like the new design. What were the big trends of the year? Political Renaissance During the ...
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It is sad to feature this kind of news at this time of year, but Reporters Without Borders have highlighted the fate of Japanese journalist Junpei (also Jumpei) Yasuda, missing in Syria. He is ...
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A public toilet near the entrance of Yasukuni Shrine was damaged on November 23rd in what appears to be an attempted terrorist attack. The wall and ceiling of the toilet was damaged by the blast ...
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Kirin Ichiban's machine puts an ice cap on your beer and helps keep your beverage cooler for longer!
Japanese citizens are responding to the introduction of the controversial My Number system by publishing their personal codes. People have turned to blogs and social media to willingly disclose ...
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Who says Japanese politics is boring? With the recent passing of the controversial security bills, there has plenty to get excited about. Protesters have demonstrated in their tens of thousands ...
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As now know, freelance journalist Kenji Goto was murdered by members of the Islamic State last week, following the similar beheading of his acquaintance Haruna Yukawa, the wannabe military ...
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If we're honest, Japanese television is not acclaimed for its sophistication or journalistic integrity. And the coverage of the recent Lower House election last weekend did little to boost that ...
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To get and maintain the perfect visage, you don't need the cosmetic surgeon's knife. All you need is this unique mouthpiece.
Google has shared shared the top search terms in Japan for 2014. Here are the top search terms, which were of course originally in Japanese and so vary slightly from the translation or English ...
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Following last year's top trends and major buzzwords and memes, we are going to take a look back at the big trends and topics for 2014 in Japan. We already examined some of the main Twitter buzz of ...
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Police were called at 6:55 p.m. on November 11th with reports of a man who had set fire to himself in Hibiya Park, in central Tokyo. The man, who later died, had apparently committed ...
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The knives are out and accusations of racism are being bandied around again. Only this time it's not a silly corporate ad with fake noses that's to blame. The culprit this time is Japan's Ministry ...
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Transform into Monkey D. Luffy and Red-Haired Shanks with these brilliantly original skin-care face masks!
ISIS has apparently captured a Japanese men in Aleppo with the Free Syrian Army (FSA). Although still unverified and as yet to appear in the mainstream media at time of writing, images and videos ...
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An exhibition based on the massively popular manga "One Piece" scheduled to take place at the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul from July 12th has been canceled, it was announced on July ...
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A recruitment campaign ad fronted by a sweet-looking, innocent pop music idol? Only in Japan. "You and Peace" declares Haruka Shimazaki, the 20-year-old pop singer and member of idol group ...
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