'Isle of Dogs' Is a White Man's Fantasy of Japan
Wes Anderson's latest film is funny, charming, and just straight up cultural appropriation.
Woodblock Prints Illustrate the History and Sensuality of Japanese Baths
An exhibition of ukiyo-e woodblock prints depicts the evolution of Japanese bathing culture, even the dirty parts.
Photos of the Most Kawaii Costumes at a Cherry Blossom Festival
Aaron Purkey; Words by Naomi Melati Bishop
The Road to Nowhere Issue
Japan’s Building an Army of Over-Friendly Androids for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
This summer, Japan unveiled plans for a digital tourist-assistance system that mimics the concept omotenashi: anticipating guests' needs and exceeding their expectations to the point of it being eerily predictive.
Meet FEMM, the Sentient Mannequin J-Pop Supergroup
Do you like dance music but wish it were performed by glamorous robots in space-age catsuits?
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What Happened at Japan's Moshi Moshi Nippon Festival
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, no booze, cross-dressing, and segregation: this fest is all about promoting Harajuku culture to foreign bodies.
A Visit to Japan's Fake Food Capital
In Japan, fake food is a lucrative industry and an almost century-old tradition of elite craftsmanship.