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People in Japan Are Racing Office Chairs on the Streets to Win Free Rice

That’s how they roll.
Shamani Joshi
6.12.19
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Japan is Bringing Back Commercial Whaling Next Month

After a 30-year hiatus, Japanese whalers will soon start openly killing for meat again.
Gavin Butler
6.12.19
News

Japan’s Outdated Sexual Assault Laws Are Leading to Unjust Rape Acquittals

According to a century-old Japanese law, a crime isn’t considered rape unless the woman tried to fight back.
Edoardo Liotta
6.11.19
News

Japan’s Labour Minister Says Women Should Wear Heels At The Work Place

Hope for the #KuToo movement, which protests the de-facto expectation that women wear heels at work, was at its peak after it reached the labour government’s attention earlier this week. Things are looking different now.
Edoardo Liotta
6.7.19
News

Japanese Father Kills Son In Fear That He Would Perform A Mass Murder

The son was living as a recluse, just like the suspect of the May 28 stabbings, and was allegedly prone to violent outbursts. These men remind us of the growing hikikomori population in Japan.
Edoardo Liotta
6.6.19
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#KuToo Is The Japanese Movement Against Wearing High Heels

Referencing #MeToo, this women's movement combines the Japanese words for shoes (kutsu) and pain (kutsuu).
Shamani Joshi
Edoardo Liotta
6.4.19
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Mass Stabbing Near Tokyo Injures At Least 15 People, Including Schoolchildren

A man wielding a knife attacked commuters and schoolchildren as they lined up at a bus stop in Kawasaki City this morning. At least one child and one adult are believed to have died.
Gavin Butler
5.28.19
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This App Is Helping to Stop Sexual Harassment on Japan's Trains

With 237,000 downloads to date, "Digi Police" has highlighted the prevalence of sexual assault on the nation's public transport network.
Edoardo Liotta
5.27.19
Travel

Western Japan’s Surreal Garden of Eden

Little known to Western tourists, San’in province is a window into ‘real’ Japan.
Clem Fiell
5.13.19
News

Dream Job Alert: Studio Ghibli are Hiring

Want to work with Hayao Miyazaki? Well, time to dust off your CV!
Roisin Lanigan
4.26.19
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Indian ‘Yogi’ Wins an Election in Japan

The first Indian ever to win an election in Japan decided to take up the cause after serving curry to locals affected in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami disasters.
Shamani Joshi
4.25.19
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Someone Illegally Drove A Real-Life Mario Kart Over Tokyo’s Rainbow Bridge

Police are still on the lookout for the driver, who had disappeared into the night by the time they arrived.
Gavin Butler
4.24.19
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