A scholar of digital religion explains why the use of AI isn’t necessarily displacing religious leadership: It is the clergy who are helping with the programming, critical for its deployment.
Japan’s “lost decades” of near-zero economic growth began when its economy looked eerily similar to China’s today.
A new draft law on public security includes a clause criminalising the wearing of clothes that might be ‘hurtful to the spirit and sentiments of the nation’.
Korean president, Yoon Suk-yeol, is branding indulging in a display of ‘red-baiting’ to cast his opponents as communists.
President Biden has an opportunity to show himself as a global leader who can bring historically antagonistic U.S. allies together.
With an inflation rate peaking at just 4.4%, Japan seems to be getting something right about managing economic pressures. How does it do this, and should New Zealand revisit its own strategies?
African leaders at the second Africa-Russia summit need to speak with one voice.
Japanese filmmakers have been exploring the impacts of the second world war from as early as 1952.
When and where the ceramic cats began to be sold remains a mystery, but by the late Edo period they found appeal with urban consumers.
Japan has a rich queer history and is seeing societal changes in favor of greater LGBTQ recognition. That said, national politicians have yet to catch up.
Publicly available data on social media opens a new avenue for studying the environment with “incidental citizen science”.
NATO’s growing presence in the Pacific evokes a painful history that the western world has never confronted or fully acknowledged.
Turner was introduced to Nichiren Buddhism in 1973, and its teachings provided inspiration for some of the final projects of her career.
The heads of the some of the most powerful countries in the world would be wise to listen to the devastating testimony of Hiroshima survivors.
The meeting is just the second US state visit during the Biden administration. It comes as Washington and Seoul face common concerns.
Suzume stands its ground in the large collection of films and literature coming to terms with the memory of Japan’s 2011 triple disaster.
The South China Sea is of strategic and economic importance to Beijing and the US, setting up a potential power struggle that could spark conflict.
China has invested massively in its space capabilities in recent years and is now a major competitor with the US. But according to a space policy expert, the US still dominates space by most measures.
The late writer never shied away from hard topics, breaking down walls of silence around topics like disability and rurality in post-war Japan.
Images of the 2011 tsunami did not look as I had expected, and pointed to the sublime, when experience exceeds our frameworks of understanding. My exhibit ‘Salients’ treats this theme.