In Japan, married couples must share the same surname. A growing chorus of voices says it's time for that to change.
When the city of Nagoya announced the renovated Nagoya Castle would lack an elevator for disabled access, the response was...less than uplifting.
In 1978, the Toei Company rushed a Star Wars knock-off into theaters. It nearly blew up on the launchpad. Here's why (and why you should watch it anyway).
"Cultural appropriation" usually hasn't made waves in Japan. Then Kim Kardashian came along. Learn why even the city of Kyoto is objecting to the celebrity's latest business project.
An expression of love and devotion in Japan has turned into a public menace. Learn why a popular "love lock" fence in the country is being torn down.
From Cup Noodles to onigiri wrappers, some major Japanese businesses are taking steps to reduce plastic waste. But many experts say these companies aren't addressing the real problem.
A government report telling citizens they'll need to save big to make it to 95 has Japan anxious - and Prime Minister Abe is scrambling to contain the fallout.