New App Promises Greater Convenience in Reading Kuzushiji
During my graduate education in Japanese history, interpreting handwritten primary source material from the 19th century and earlier was one
New limited Starbucks Japan drinks mix tranquil peach and majestic chai
Autumn drinks may be in Starbucks stores around Japan already, but some locations are still holding on to summer flavors
Don’t Smoke This Flower, Warns Staff of Popular Anime
Thanks to the anime Lycoris Recoil, an unusually beautiful Japanese flower is gaining media attention on either side of the Pacific: the higanbana.
Tokyo Doctor Arrested for Dummy Vaccines, Forging Documents
A Tokyo doctor was arrested under suspicion of administering false COVID-19 vaccines, forging vaccine paperwork, and defrauding the government for
Was Divorce in Japan’s Edo Era Easy?
Common perception of the Edo period of Japanese history focuses on the era’s strict feudal structure, portraying women as powerless
Bill Gates and the Revival of the Meguro Parasitological Museum
Now that Japan is opening up again (sort of), Tokyo’s museums are getting ready to welcome a new flood of
Mama, Papa: How the Japanese Words for Parents Lost Out to English
Take a stroll through a Japanese city, and you’ll come face to face with any number of loan words from
Japanese Basketball Stars Speak Out on “Daily” Racism
I’ll never forget watching coverage of a crazed driver plow into a crowd of anti-white supremacist protesters in Virginia. I
Japan’s “Oldest Known Writing” is Just Permanent Marker: Experts
For years, Japan has been in possession of what many regard as the first extant writing from the nation’s history.