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Me Too becomes We Too in victim-blaming Japan

National / Social Issues May 15, 2018

Me Too becomes We Too in victim-blaming Japan

Monica Fukuhara was a college student working at a restaurant when it happened to her. As she was saying goodbye to a customer, he grabbed her chest, she said. The man was a valued regular. She was a part-time waitress. The manager shrugged. "I didn't tell ...

Spud shortage in Japan makes potato chips a hot commodity

National Apr 14, 2017

Spud shortage in Japan makes potato chips a hot commodity

Demand for potato chips surged in Japan this week, with products on offer for six times their retail price online after snack maker Calbee Inc. halted the sale of some of its most popular chip brands. Calbee's pizza-flavored chips were selling for about ¥1,250 on ...

Hollywood is losing Japan box office to gender-bender tale 'Your Name.'

Film Mar 1, 2017

Hollywood is losing Japan box office to gender-bender tale 'Your Name.'

Move over, Hollywood — Japanese moviegoers are shopping local these days. While Walt Disney Co. claimed all five of the highest-grossing movies worldwide in 2016, the top spot in the world's fourth-largest box office was a body-swapping, gender-bending animated coming-of-age story, beating out "Captain America: ...