Messi will not start a war in China, but this is not to say that football lacks political relevance.
A community of macaques in Japan has a high rate of disabled individuals who survive with behavioural flexibility and maternal care. Globally, primate disabilities are often related to human causes.
An homage to Honda Ishiro’s original 1954 film, the new hit Japanese film Godzilla Minus One centres on the human costs of war.
Tourists can do a number of things to avoid dangerous encounters with monkeys.
Japan is one of several countries that weren’t part of the space race of the 1950s and 1960s looking toward the Moon. They’ve now become the 5th country to have landed on its surface.
Nishimura Mako’s life in the yakuza was dangerous and violent.
Xi’s New Year address wasn’t about threatening Taiwan – there’s more going on than we think.
For many Buddhists today, both in East Asia and across the world, the Lotus Sutra offers religious support for various gender identities.
The film asks how individuals and communities can tackle disaster while embracing an ethos of mutual aid that sidesteps yearning for nationalist policies that lead to even more harm.
After 2013’s The Wind Rises, Miyazaki spent ten years creating The Boy and the Heron, speculated to be his final film.
The series addresses the role of samurai, what life was like for women and people of mixed heritage, and violence in Edo-period Japan, with varying degrees of accuracy.
Finland’s experience shows the value of applying sensible conflict transformation perspectives in the management of crime.
In this podcast, former Labor climate change minister Greg Combet joins The Conversation to discuss net-zero, and Australia's future as a "renewable energy superpower".
How will fans’ advocacy and commentary shape a reckoning about sexual assault and exploitation in the entertainment industry in Japan that has been exposed through the Johnny & Associates scandal?
These popular street ornaments speak to a 1960s urban planning philosophy as well as to the commodification of nostalgia.
New research looks at how different species have managed to cross geographic barriers throughout history and whether their individual traits played a crucial role in these journeys.
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.
One way to prevent the destruction wrought by a devastating earthquake – like the one that hit Morocco in September 2023 – is to construct resilient homes and buildings.
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’.