The distance learning company U-CAN has announced its list of new and trendy words for 2018. Discover the five words that even had some Japanese people stumped.
How a t-shirt worn by a boy band member might make the bad relations between South Korea and Japan even worse.
Why are people's 20th and 66th birthdays considered special in Japan? Krys Suzuki looks at how traditional age milestones are still preserved in modern culture.
How a grieving widow came to write two classics of world literature: a sprawling novel, and an 11th-century Twitter account.
A city park employee managed to lose a quarter million dollars because he couldn't speak English. Krys Suzuki, a former English teacher in Japan, says that's not uncommon, and discusses why Japan still struggles with the language.
Akira Kurosawa once said, "Take me, subtract movies, and you get zero." At a time when he felt he had nothing, it was up to a Soviet production company to put the movie back in the maestro.
Japanese film maestro Akira Kurosawa's enduring love of Russian literature may have saved his life when the Soviet Union stepped in to save his career. In Part 1 of this story, Noah Oskow reviews the auteur's highs and lows.
Is anime "The New Orientalism"? A Twitter controversy over a virtual YouTuber has Japanese women questioning how the media depicts them both at home and abroad.