How did Japan become the birthplace of a plethora of manufactured girl groups? Emma Ford looks into how "idol" came to mean something very different in Japan than it does in the West.
The life of the legendary cartoonist and essayist Sakura Momoko was one of juxtaposition between traditional and modern Japan. A look back at the creator of Chibi Maruko-chan.
A 78-year-old rescue worker told a camera crew he had come to the town of Suou-Ooshima to join the search for a lost toddler. 20 minutes later...
Middle school dropout. Troublemaker. Hostess. Porn star. Author. Media darling. The wild journey of Japan's Iijima Ai.
The story of a woman who (nearly) evaded a murder rap for 15 years. (And she woulda gotten away with it too if it weren't for you meddling kids!)