NHK tries to clear up LGBT misconceptions

/ | Feb 3, 2018

NHK tries to clear up LGBT misconceptions

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Last month, publisher Iwanami Shoten was criticized for its definition of “LGBT” in the newest edition of Kojien, which is considered to be the most authoritative dictionary of the Japanese language. The complaint was specifically about the meaning of the acronym’s “T” portion, which ...

Fuji TV's home-improvement wrecking ball

/ | Dec 23, 2017

Fuji TV's home-improvement wrecking ball

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A popular sub-genre of reality TV is the home-improvement show, and as with many things having to do with television, Japan did it first. On TV Asahi's "The Before and After," which launched as a weekly series in 2002, superannuated, usually cramped properties are magically ...

Why do some old men age disgracefully?

/ | Dec 16, 2017

Why do some old men age disgracefully?

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It's a universal belief that life is unfair, though there are many ways in which people manifest this belief. Some withdraw from the world, while others engage with it in an attempt to correct imbalances. Sometimes this engagement takes the form of anger. The grumpy ...