1. Star-Crossed Love

    Japan has its spectacular festivals, such as the Nebuta Matsuri of Aomori, where several million visitors watch mass…

  2. Precipitating Factors

    When it comes to widely held meteorological be…

  3. Reiwa: The New Age of “Beautiful Harmony” 

    In this auspicious month of early spring, the weat…

  4. Shinkokinshu: An Anthology for Our Time

    Most Japanese newspapers carry a weekly column of …

  5. Deep Purple

    For many Japanese, the era in its history a mi…

  6. The Thatcher Era

  7. Anime Industry Hits Income Milestone

  8. Strawberry Fields Forever

  9. Japan’s Long and Winding Road

  10. Professor Yamazaki Awarded Order of Culture