Japanese film maestro Akira Kurosawa was at his lowest point - and then the Soviets stepped in.
How deeply ingrained are cultural attitudes against tattoos in Japan? We sat down again with YouTuber Misaki to talk about her experiences in Japan - and how her thinking shifted after moving to America.
Why have wild fashion subcultures largely disappeared from Tokyo's streets? Blame Uniqlo and the Internet.
How a rebellion by rich girls against their own status became a rollicking fashion phenomenon.
Why are manga authors hopping mad over a proposed new law that supposedly protects their rights?
Ancient. Colorful. Hard as hell. Learn how the samurai's "way of the bow and horse" evolved into a beautiful art form.
Japan has gained a reputation in the West for being a nation of bullies. But do the facts back that up?
Naomi Osaka has to make a choice soon about her Japanese citizenship - and it could cost her millions.
A judo champion leaves a room full of reporters in shock with her plans for the future.
As Japanese wives demand more participation from their husbands in home life, some husbands are responding by simply not going home.