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Caroline Tam
Erena So is the first woman from Hong Kong to break into Japan's adult video industry.
CULTURE / Film
Jan 25, 2024
Hong Kong actress breaks barriers as first in Japan's adult video market
In her conservative hometown, Erena So's choice to pursue a career in sex work in Japan is being seen as a challenge to authority.
The Mai Po nature reserve in Hong Kong neighboring mainland China's southern city of Shenzhen (background).
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Dec 18, 2023
In bustling Hong Kong, forest bathing offers a therapeutic escape
Following a bout of depression and a chance encounter, the founder of Moments In Woods discovered the therapeutic practice of immersing in nature.
A digital painting of Hong Kong bakery items by Tam Ka-yan, which was published on Instagram in 2020.
CULTURE / Art
Dec 13, 2023
Hong Kong illustrator seeks to preserve culinary heritage through art
Currently an exchange student in Japan, Tam Ka-yan cites Japanese properties like the films of Studio Ghibli as inspiration.
Origami enthusiast Ken Lin carefully arranges his artwork for display at a monthly gathering in Hong Kong's Tsim Sha Tsui area.
LIFE / Style & Design
Nov 1, 2023
Hong Kong's origami fans share their passion at regular meet-ups
To Ken Lin, and many other origami enthusiasts in Hong Kong, the Japanese art "feels like magic."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books
Jun 18, 2023
Hong Kong manga cafe offers safe haven to 'boys' love' fiction fans
Fu Court in Hong Kong becomes a place where manga fans can explore their favorite BL fiction in peace.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Dec 3, 2022
Hong Kong remains largely indifferent to China's 'COVID-zero' protests
Part of this indifference could stem from a fear of legal repercussions under the national security law imposed by Beijing amid its 2020 crackdown on dissent in the city.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 2, 2022
Hong Kong's vibrant arts scene faces threats under new laws
Artists and filmmakers in Hong Kong are now under threat as authorities enacted a sweeping national security law in 2020 and a revised film ordinance in 2021.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 25, 2021
One month since closing of Apple Daily, concern over Hong Kong free press lingers
Apple Daily's closure and the subsequent arrests of its employees have sparked fears of a broader crackdown by Beijing.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan