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.
An uncompromising writer who wrote about the dark and light of postwar Japan
A virtual walking tour traces the route of a white mob that attacked Asian communities of Vancouver in 1907. Learning about past contexts may shed light on the recent surge in anti-Asian violence.
Turkey has repeatedly attempted to improve its earthquake preparedness. So what went wrong?
Japan’s traditional mafia organisation, the yakuza, has become almost respectable, leaving space for more violent Chinese gangs to muscle in on their turf.
Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant is set to release radioactive wastewater into the Pacific Ocean – but the cause for concern is minimal.
Successive Japanese administrations have tried – and largely failed – to reduce urban overcrowding for 70 years.
The meeting is the first between the leaders since Japan outlined a more assertive defense strategy in December.
In the early decades of the 20th century, people grappled with the sounds modernity wrought. Some heard only noise. Others found great beauty.
Hotei, a Japanese god who carries a large sack, has come to be identified with Santa Claus – except that he brings the goodies on New Year’s Day instead of Christmas.
Sanctions are clearly not deterring North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. But alternative strategies have huge risks, too.