With the rollout in vaccinations for those age 65 and over finally underway, magazines in Japan have taken up the topic from a variety of perspectives. As persuasive proof that vaccines can be counted on to do what they’re supposed to, a graph in Shukan ...
Mark Schreiber worked as a salaryman in travel, consumer electronics, computer software, advertising and market research before turning to translation and writing full time. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he has lived in Tokyo since 1966.
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New research warns that produce once billed as healthy can wreak havoc on the body.
Militaristic language has made its way into headlines about the Olympics, but that may say more about Japan's news media than the actual situation.
The author and longtime Japan resident tackles his hardest writing project ever — “interviewing himself” for a memoir on his life, the changing urban landscape and, of course, baseball.
A "baby shock" now threatens Japan, according to one journalist. Meanwhile, older residents could be shipped off to China?
A survey shows that men paid higher salaries (surprise, surprise) have felt less lonely during the pandemic, while a new film group plans to revisit Japan's samurai past.
Plum blossoms, azaleas and chrysanthemums are also celebrated nationwide during their seasonal appearance.
The four-story structure has a somewhat dark history, with former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi reportedly arranging for a Shinto priest to come to the residence and perform an exorcism.
Leading Japanese companies are considering selling off prestigious headquarters in central Tokyo as COVID-19 continues to reshape business operations.
The unusually cold winter this year is putting a strain on power utilities nationwide.