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2022 IN REVIEW

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COMMENTARY / Japan
Jan 3, 2023
Asia’s winners and losers as region says sayonara to 2022
Say good by to 2022. But as a new year approaches, war, inflation and COVID-19 still endure.
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COMMUNITY / Voices
Dec 31, 2022
The year through our own lenses
We asked our staff and freelance photographers to share the shots that made the year for them.
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LIFE / Food & Drink / TOKYO FOOD FILE
Dec 31, 2022
With borders reopened, Tokyo dining closed 2022 on a welcome high
For all the ups and downs of 2022, Tokyo's culinary scene seems poised for a big year in 2023.
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CULTURE / Books / 2022 in Review
Dec 31, 2022
Japanese stories captivated overseas audiences in 2022
This year marked increased recognition for female Japanese authors, while Japan-based stories provided the inspiration for Hollywood adaptations such as 'Bullet Train' and 'Tokyo Vice.'
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LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Dec 31, 2022
Elden Ring's artful cruelty set the bar for gaming in 2022
FromSoftware's ambitious, brutal high fantasy RPG was by far the best game to come out of Japan in the last five years.
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JAPAN
Dec 30, 2022
Images of 2022: Japan news
From the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to the reopening of borders amid the easing of the pandemic: The stories that defined 2022 domestically.
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COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Dec 29, 2022
Answers in 2022 encouraged activism, recommended books and provided advice
The 20 Questions section discusses people's experiences of Japan in their own words. As we emerge from the pandemic, an underlying theme in 2022 was fighting for change.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Dec 29, 2022
Chinese women found their voice in 2022, but is anyone listening?
Strains between China's estimated 690 million women and the Communist Party's male-dominated leadership rippled through the year's political debates.
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WORLD
Dec 28, 2022
Images of 2022: World news
One event stood over all else this year: Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The conflict ushered in rapid shifts on defense, energy and business.
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MORE SPORTS
Dec 28, 2022
Images of 2022: Sports
From the wintry slopes of the Beijing Games to the heat on the pitches of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Japan has had plenty to celebrate in the world of sports over the past 12 months.
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BUSINESS
Dec 27, 2022
Dissecting Japan's hit consumer products of 2022
The two items that topped Nikkei Marketing Journal's annual rankings were not products per se but product attributes reflecting consumers' response to inflation.
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CULTURE / TV & Streaming / 2022 in Review
Dec 24, 2022
Everything old became new again on streaming platforms in 2022
This year, programming typically associated with traditional broadcasting — variety shows, dramas and anime — flourished on streaming platforms.
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CULTURE / Music / 2022 in Review
Dec 23, 2022
The big J-pop hits of 2022? They came from TikTok and anime.
Acts such as Kaze Fujii and Sekai No Owari found success via viral trends, while artists like Ado and Aimer topped the charts thanks to anime collaborations.
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CULTURE / Film / 2022 in Review
Dec 22, 2022
Anime continued its dominance in 2022
Anime proved to be bankable content in chaotic times, with 'One Piece' and 'Dragon Ball' scoring big at the box office, while major streaming services expanded their anime offerings.
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SUMO / INSIDE SUMO
Dec 21, 2022
Sumo's topsy-turvy 2022 showed hopeful signs for sport's recovery
For the first time in over 30 years, all six grand tournaments in a calendar year were won by different wrestlers, with rank-and-filers sweeping the final three tournaments.
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Dec 17, 2022
Socially responsible Japanese design continued to evolve in 2022
From festivals based in rural factories to exhibitions in Milan's most elegant event halls, Japan was well represented across all areas of design this year.
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CULTURE / Film / 2022 in Review
Dec 16, 2022
Marginalized voices in film spoke louder in 2022
While Ryusuke Hamaguchi's 'Drive My Car' and Chie Hayakawa's 'Plan 75' received wide acclaim at home and abroad, the Japanese film industry took stock of a sobering reality.
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LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Dec 16, 2022
If you thought 2022 was a battle, this year's top kanji pick shows you weren’t alone
The kanji of the year for 2022 is used for wars and struggles, while this year's buzzwords referenced sports lingo and a Norwegian pop tune.
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LIFE / Language / Vocabulary Boost
Dec 16, 2022
Merriam-Webster’s word of the year is ‘gaslighting,’ and don't try to tell us there isn't a Japanese equivalent
Merriam-Webster saw a huge spike in people looking up the word “gaslighting” in 2022, and Japan is also no stranger to the concept.
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LIFE / Style & Design / ON: FASHION
Dec 10, 2022
At 2022’s close, all quiet on the crypto fashion front
Digital currencies have had a difficult end to 2022, but what does that spell for fashion brands who pushed them all year?

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on