On July 5, Yuriko Koike, the first female governor of Tokyo, won re-election by a wide margin. As widely […]
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Photo Credit: Spring Rainbow, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Private Collection It’s no secret that one thing Japan is famous fo
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A Vanishing Culture: Japan’s Ainu People are Finally Getting a National Museum – But will Visitors Come?
Nagao Ryou does not remember his school days too fondly. “I was mocked for my bushy eyebrows and sharp […]
On July 1, a brand-new model of the Tokaido Shinkansen train made its debut. As the first full […]