People out and about in Machida, Tokyo, offer their views on the possible link between real and on-screen violence.
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Tourists and residents in Kanagawa offer advice on how we can all live happier lives.
Luddites and tech fans are interrogated on the wide streets of Yokohama.
In the landlocked country of Laos, Tyler Parr asks expats, tourists and locals about what springs to mind when they hear the name of this island nation.
People on the streets of Japan's second most-populous city wax positive about the archipelago's attractions.
Tyler Parr asks passers-by where they would choose to live on this archipelago if money and jobs were not an issue.
Love is in the air as couples celebrate their relationship and singles search for their soul mates. Who would be your ultimate Valentine's Day date?
While some in Sagamihara seem to be worried about the fact that the world is getting warmer, others appear nonplussed.
Many foreigners will spend the Christmas holiday in Japan away from family. So how do they attempt to create the feeling of a Western Christmas like those they knew back home?