How a form of political protest music came to be regarded as an art form that captures "the heart of Japan."
How the latest work by author Kashiwagi Haruko demonstrates the diversity of manga as a medium - and provides insight into the daily struggle of Japan's least privileged.
The disintegration of a far-left paramilitary group led to a standoff that was watched on live TV by 90% of the country - and that changed Japanese politics for decades.
Pushed underground by vigilant police surveillance, Japan's militant far left went down a dark path that would tarnish its name in infamy for decades to come.
As diplomatic relations between Japan and South Korea reach their lowest point in decades, Japanese media is only making matters worse for Koreans who call Japan home.
Eating out in Japan, but afraid your Nihongo's a little rusty? Here's an easy guide to getting seated, ordering and enjoying yourself at any restaurant in Japan.