Seated in his embassy's beautifully appointed reception room, Ambassador Ayman Aly Kamel has much to share about Egypt's relationship with Japan.
"When a baby is born ... every moment is filled with so much joy and wonder and we often wish we could freeze time — newborn photography does just that." Solveig Boergen
Patricia Flor brings new meaning to the phrase "hit the ground running." Within two hours of her arrival in Japan last autumn to begin her assignment, she jumped straight into work.
Here is another of our occasional columns featuring requests from readers who are hoping to reconnect with "long-lost" people in Japan. Derrick Tron is hoping to connect with Chiho Nakamori. Chiho stayed with Derrick's family while in Britain on a student visa in the ...
In January this year, "My Brother's Husband," a two-volume manga written by Gengoroh Tagame and translated by Anne Ishii, won the inaugural Global Literature in Libraries Initiative (GLLI) Translated YA Book Prize.
A few weeks ago I had one of those "only in Japan" experiences that leaves you shaking your head and asking yourself, "Did that really just happen!?" Let me explain. It was about 1:30 a.m. on a Saturday. My husband had already gone up to ...
With the Rugby World Cup coming this autumn and the All Blacks being the reigning world champions, New Zealand is currently enjoying a particularly high profile in Japan.
A new edition of popular contemporary poet Makoto Ooka's "Beneath the Sleepless Tossing of the Planets" includes the original Japanese texts of each poem, early drafts, photos from the poet's life and a new introduction by translator Janine Beichman.
With its well-preserved samurai and geisha districts, various temples and traditional crafts, the castle town of Kanazawa in Ishikawa Prefecture is often nicknamed "Little Kyoto." Although Kenrokuen Garden and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art get the most tourism buzz, the city has ...
For Frank Foley, joining HarperCollins Japan as managing director in 2017 was akin to coming full circle, as it was also the first company he worked for in Japan.