The rules that apply to "stop and frisk" questioning are set down in the Police Duties Execution Act of 1948, but since the clauses are ambiguous and contradictory, there have been a lot of arguments about the legal limits on this kind of behavior,
Non-Japanese women discuss their experiences of mata-hara, or "maternity harassment" — discrimination in the workplace against women who are pregnant, on child-care leave or have returned to work after giving birth.
Having often been told by the Japanese that he would "never understand" their culture because he was not one of them, American cartoonist Tim Ernst decided to embrace this notion and deploy it creatively.
Leaving Narita, stripped of your African accoutrement and any other identifiers that speak to your nationality and sensibilities, you advance through an array of unfamiliar sights and sounds, just as brown and naked as the day you were born.
Uniting a colorful mix of expats, removed from the context of sectarian strife and the historical Western interference still haunting many Muslim countries, could the Japanese brand of Islam be a showcase for its peaceful essence?
School club activities — something that most Japanese parents accept as a normal and desirable rite of passage in their child's development — can leave foreign parents quaking in their boots at what lies ahead.