"I loved manga but there was no way to make a living (with it)," recalls manga translation pioneer Frederik Schodt.
"Kawaii" has more sense of affection than "kakkoii," says designer Nishio.
Tokyo street vendor on flexibility, lines for food and missing underwear.
"The koto is a plucked string instrument in which the sound and music really reflect the player."
Japanese cooking teacher on the joys of Bills' famous creation and fermented soybeans.
It's hard to describe Seiko Ito with one handy label. When I ask my friends to do it, they struggle. "He's a TV comedian on a show for kids," says one. "He's an award-winning novelist," says another, before adding — "And he's one of Japan's ...
A tea master explains the comforts of a three-tatami-room teahouse.
Translator reveals the strangest request she's ever been asked in her career.
Cormorant fisher in Kyoto discusses her new challenges.
The British CEO of Walk Japan discusses hiking in Japan.