Ryuzaburo Mizuno, who was born in Brazil seven years after the Great Kanto Earthquake, holds a photo of his family.
Aug 7, 2023
A diaspora remembers the disaster that forged it
There is a significant Brazilian community in Japan, but 100 years ago a major disaster spurred the growth of a Japanese community in Brazil.
A man sits on his own at a taco stand on Kokusai Street in Naha.
Jul 2, 2023
Peacemaking of a different sort in Okinawa
Through therapy and community outreach, counseling service TELL draws on the personal experiences of its clinicians and support workers to help various communities in Okinawa.
Japan Times
Jun 8, 2023
Amnesty International Japan wants your help in supporting human rights
Looking to test your knowledge, get out the house and do good for charity? Amnesty"s pub quiz nights are back and a fun way to raise funds.
Japan Times
Fleeing disaster a century ago, a group of Indians established a community in Kobe
Though the Indian diaspora"s presence in Kobe has waned in the past few years, the roots of those who remain stretch back three and four generations.
Japan Times
'In Nojiri, I have never felt like a foreigner'
Secluded and serene, the summer spot for many expat families faces challenges that aren"t unique to other rural townships in Japan.
Japan Times
What does it take to make a long-term relationship great in Japan?
The advice from most people on long-term cross-cultural relationships? You sometimes need to think more with your head than your heart.
Japan Times
Your Ramadan experience may take on new forms when living in Japan
As of 2022 there were just over 83,000 Indonesians residing in Japan according to government figures. Many have found new ways to practice their religion.


Yoshiko Koide sits in a classroom at Nagoya College where she teaches a Japanese-language observation seminar.
How a dictionary came to spark outrage among the web’s otaku