The show is an accurate representation of how the yakuza see themselves and their culture.
More gunboats and weapons in the Asia-Pacific region will not enhance regional or global security.
As New Zealand considers how and whether to incorporate traditional Māori knowledge in the science curriculum, what might we learn from the experiences of Japan?
Despite the name, Children’s Day is usually considered as a festival of boys.
A mermaid with face of a monkey and body of fish has reignited interest in the Japanese ningyo
On Dec. 2, 1941, a publication date was set for Mori’s first book. Five days later, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, upending the writer’s life and throwing the book’s publication into doubt.
The US, Australia, Japan and India are keen to show they are not merely reacting to their rivals’ agendas, but are able to offer their own ambitious solutions for the Indo-Pacific.
Any climate gains from Japan’s shift will be wiped out entirely unless Australia moves to zero-emissions ammonia production.
Research from Japan has found that a certain type of gut bacteria appears to lower the rate of COVID deaths.
ASEAN has thus far been ineffectual, while China has leverage but has failed to act. If a negotiated end to the crisis is to happen, who will take the lead?
Reform to allow a female emperor, or an emperor descended from the female line of the royal family, has ground to a halt. This is despite overwhelming public support for a change.
Only 7% of rakugo artists are female, but Katsura Niyō just won one of Japan’s highest honours for emerging rakugo artists.
See a package of Cup Noodles and you might think of dorm rooms and cheap calories. But there was a time when eating out of Cup Noodle’s iconic packaging exuded cosmopolitanism.
Since 1945, Japan’s constitution has barred the country from possessing an army, navy or air force. All that could soon change.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida now has the challenge of delivering on his promise of ‘new capitalism’.
Japan, South Korea and China are all moving away from overseas coal financing. For Australia, the writing is on the wall – the clean energy transition is inevitable.
When it came to managing the spread of COVID-19, Canada fared better than the United States and the United Kingdom, but worse than other welfare states like New Zealand and Japan.
A vast estate in metropolitan Tokyo, this museum and garden in the former home of businessman and philanthropist Nezu Kaichirō is a place of calm beauty.
In a surprise result, Kishida defeated the popular Taro Kono in the party leadership contest, making him the country’s third prime minister in just over a year.
The region is already arming at the fastest rate in the world, but China and other nations can be expected to respond to AUKUS by further expanding their militaries.