The epic tale of the 300,000 cousins the Japanese welcomed home from Brazil and insisted they needed - until they suddenly didn't.
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From defending castles to outraging society, Yamamoto Yae never met a battle she didn't pick. Alyssa Fusek on one of Japan's most iconoclastic warrior-women.
You don't need to know Japanese to appreciate good food. Here are some of the hashtags that people use to post about the scrumptious stuff they're eating.
How is Japan preparing to handle not just the sudden influx of foreign visitors, but the excitement of hosting the biggest international event in the world?
Why are there so many Brazilian-Japanese in Japan? The answer goes back to the Meiji era, and the government's need to get rid of its own citizens.