~JAPAN Forward reached new milestones in monthly and daily readership in 2020. We invite you to find what attracted readers to our most popular articles of the year, including favorites 10-6, below~
Thanks to you, our valued readers, JAPAN Forward reached new milestones in monthly and daily readership in 2020.
Millions of readers around the world followed our top news coverage; got their sports and entertainment updates from us; made culture and lifestyle discoveries alongside our writers; and gained insights into scientific advances, political, security, economic, and historical issues, courtesy of our contributing analysts.
Many of you tuned-in to our podcast, watched The King’s Singers “Finding Harmony” concert online, were entertained with our Rakugo coverage on YouTube. Even more kept up to date through our four weekly newsletters.
From heartfelt stories of the coronavirus fighting Amabie, to the sports coverages that kept us entertained, discoveries about our universe and of course, cultural pieces that kept our wanderlust on high, our 2020 JAPAN Forward Top 25 highlights the stories that best gave readers a unique understanding of the Real Issues, Real Voices, and the Real Japan in 2020.
This article highlights the fourth set of five of the most popular articles of 2020, numbers 10 to 6. We invite you to take a look and find what attracted your fellow readers to each one.
Kounotori’s maiden launch took place in the early hours of September 11, 2009, from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture.
Is there a way, perhaps, to turn Japan’s traditional hospitality of omotenashi, the welcoming trait so many Japanese are proud of, into an antidote to guide visitors’ behavior?
While being able to perform at one’s best is first and foremost in competition, it is important to remember that sports can impact other areas.
Casual fans might be surprised to find that Pikachu was not the winner, nor did he make it to the top 10.
These are all things I wish I realized sooner in my shooting, and continue to keep in mind to this day.
Check back for the rest of our reader's 25 favorite stories of the year, daily from December 14 to 18, 2020.