How a music-fueled rebellion against conformity and fixed gender roles became a significant cultural movement in Japan - and why some people are still trying to keep it alive.
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.
Closed stores. Bullying. A spate of suicides. Fear of cancer. In UJ's first translated article, reporter Hiro Ugaya interviews a mother on the challenges her family faces after returning to Fukushima - and on how the area is still struggling to recover.
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.