Trust issues and safety concerns loom as potential hurdles as Japan looks to follow the United States and provide shots for the young.
Rob Gilhooly is an award-winning British photographer and writer whose work has appeared in publications around the globe, including the Guardian and New Scientist. He was formerly a staff writer at the Japan Times and has contributed as a freelance since 2002. In 2004, he obtained an MA in journalism. His website can be found at www.japanphotojournalist.com
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Limited employment options, lingering psychological issues and population decline have made full recovery a long-term issue for many parts of Tohoku.
Kneeling on the floor of his atelier in the Nagahama district of Hamada, Shimane Prefecture, master craftsman Katsuro Ka-kita applies the finishing touches to one of his colorful, striking and sometimes terrifying creations. Each depicts characters from Japanese mythology, such as the jealous female demon ...
Asked what characteristics best summed up the Heisei Era (1989-2019), 79 percent of Japanese people thought it would be best remembered as being “peaceful and without war.”
For Fumi Nagasaka, photography was born from making friends.
Hatsune is Akihiko Kondo's dream wife. Petite and animated, she always greets him with a cheery smile when he returns home from a hard day at work and selects his favorite TV channel. She even sings him a song and charges his phone. She isn't really ...
Combining technology and data, the "internet of things" matches supply and demand, increasing the chances of unwanted fish being returned to the sea alive and making seafood more sustainable.
The Japanese markets have closed and the trading floor at Societe Generale's Tokyo branch is noticeably less frenetic, even though traders remain glued to their computer screens, keeping an eye on movements in other markets around the globe.
There's an episode from Mikhail Galuzin's childhood that he believes likely influenced his chosen career path.
With her unusual approach to traditional sprig designs, Japanese ceramicist Hosono is helping change the face of Wedgwood.