As relations between Japan and South Korea continue to sour, resulting in a boycott of Japanese products and the cancellation of a major art exhibition, the latest issue of weekly magazine Shukan ...
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An artwork dealing with the historical comfort women issue has ignited one of the biggest scandals in the Japanese art world. Created by a South Korean husband-and-wife team, Statue of a Girl of ...
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Many Japanese fashion magazines are suffering from declining sales. To boost their economic prospects and keep creditors at bay, publishers may attempt new directions and types of content, or ...
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Apparently not put off by Takeshi Kitano's viral send-up of him last year, President Donald Trump has been visiting Japan on the first leg of his Asian tour. In addition to enjoying golf with ...
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What were the biggest trends and news events of 2016 in Japan? Here is our round-up. Political and Celebrity Scandals Every year there are plenty of political and celebrity scandals, though ...
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The actor, film director, TV host and comedian Takeshi Kitano (aka Beat Takeshi) has met with Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike. There would be nothing news-worthy about that in itself, except for the fact ...
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The current frontrunner for the leadership of Japan's main opposition party, the recently rebranded Democratic Party, is facing accusations of not being Japanese enough. It is no secret that Renho ...
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Ben & Jerry's is encouraging people to participate in the upcoming election for the new governor of Tokyo by giving away free ice cream to anyone who announces on social media that they will ...
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The upcoming election on July 10th for the House of Councillors will be the first time that 18- and 19-year-olds will be able to vote in Japan. This means there are 2.4 million new youth votes up ...
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Have you ever wanted to be something you physically can't? Perhaps a world-class athlete? Or a top mountain climber? What about a member of another race? Moreover, an ultranationalist?! Go! Go! ...
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There is opportunism and then there is plain misunderstanding. A politician from the newly christened Democratic Party have seized on an overseas cartoon to support their belief that the other G7 ...
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This summer there will be an Upper House election in Japan and for the first time, those aged 18 and 19 can vote. To raise awareness of this new enfranchisement, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government ...
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The governor of Tokyo, Yoichi Masuzoe, is currently caught up in an expenses scandal that has been unfolding for the past few weeks in the pages of the press. Masuzoe -- a former scholar and the ...
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On May 19th, Katsuya Okada unveiled the new logo of the newly formed political party, the Minshinto. The Democratic Party, as it is called in English, was formed out of the merger of two other ...
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Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima in May, it was officially confirmed by the White House. This will make Obama the first sitting president to visit the city where the first nuclear weapon was ...
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