Woman #1: Can you speak English?
Interviewees in Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture, are divided on the whether any of the promised 2020 Tokyo Olympic feelgood factor will touch Tohoku.
I entreat you, Ambassador Kennedy, to help protect the marvelous coral reef ecosystem at Oura Bay in northeast Okinawa from certain destruction under the U.S.-Japan plan for military expansion.
New Zealand man: How about this for dad?
New transport ministry guidelines require that public signs use standardized English words to replace Romanized Japanese words. So what do tourists and residents in Enoshima think of the changes?
'The world can learn a lot from the Japanese about how to get up and start over again despite unimagineable tragedy.'
Eight-year-old boy: Dad, come and look at the beautiful flowers over here!
The net sum of lying may be similar in Japan and America, but in their acceptance of life exigencies, the Japanese may be more realistic, more charitable and forgiving about the role that deception plays in our social relations.
Residents of and visitors to Japan's second most populous city offer their thoughts on truth, lies and that gray area in between.
Middle-aged woman: How do I get to that far intersection? This crossing only goes over there and it looks like I'd have to wait in the middle for another loop before the signal turns green?
Tokyoites pick out one way to make the capital's usually reliable subway system just that little bit better.
Jun means "charm," "profit" and "moisture." I think it matches my personality perfectly!