Japan grapples with its new arrivals

/ | Aug 19, 2017

Japan grapples with its new arrivals

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Given its current popularity in certain U.S. political circles, it was inevitable that the word "fake" would eventually find traction in Japan. The September issue of the monthly magazine Bungei Shunju applies it to the headline of an article by journalist Miyu Suzuki titled ...

Death: We all have to go sometime

/ | Jul 29, 2017

Death: We all have to go sometime

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"In Japan today, talking about death is taboo," Kobe University medical professor Yoshiyuki Kizawa told the Asahi Shimbun earlier this month. It is remarkable that this should be so. Japan of all nations should be primed for such a discussion. Its traditional culture is breathtakingly ...