Tag - color



Japan Times
Apr 3, 2022
Chesil's coming-of-age tale gives voice to the silenced
"The Color of the Sky Is the Shape of the Heart" is a short but heartfelt novel that tells an explicitly Zainichi story.
Japan Times
Dec 9, 2021
Amarachi Nwosu tackles diversity issues with 'Women of Color in Japan'
Filmmaker Amarachi Nwosu's short film, which follows three women of different ethnicities who navigate their opportunities and challenges in Tokyo, seeks to dismantle stereotypes in Japan.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / 2019 in Review,2019 in Review
Dec 18, 2019
Future design in Japan: Recycle, upcycle and reinvent
The focus on traditional artisanship is still strong, as is the global obsession with minimalism, but what about sustainability and ethical consumption?
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
May 12, 2019
Can a new era prepare Japanese style to let go of Heisei trends?
It's early days of Reiwa, but so far, Japan's fashion industry looks set to continue playing it safe in the new era.
Japan Times
Jul 3, 2018
Japanese schools adopting 'color universal design' to help kids with color vision deficiency
A growing number of Japanese schools are adopting the "color universal design" system to ensure education materials meet the needs of people with color vision deficiency.
Jan 6, 2018
The old green vs. blue traffic signal debate
"Take my hand, the light is about to turn ao (blue)"
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Dec 3, 2017
It's time to stop blocking color
Minimalist interiors have been a growing trend for many years now, primarily dominated by a monochromatic palette of white. But who says we need to abandon color to live a de-cluttered life?
Japan Times
Nov 30, 2017
Osaka surveys schools over hair-color rules after lawsuit
Around 80 percent of prefectural high schools in Osaka have requested students whose natural hair color is not black to confirm their original color, a Board of Education survey revealed.
Oct 27, 2017
Teen sues Osaka Prefectural Government for being forced to dye hair black to attend school
An 18-year-old teen has filed a suit seeking ¥2.2 million ($19,000) in damages from the Osaka Prefectural Government, alleging her public high school demanded that she dye her naturally brown hair black to continue attending classes.
Dec 24, 2016
Living color
Is Burgundy a region in Bordeaux?
Dec 10, 2016
Changing with the season
Young child: Why do the leaves change color in autumn?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 5, 2016
Japanese firms revamping products and signs for clarity
From signs and maps to product details such as the hands on alarm clocks, there is increasing attention to colors that all can read easily, particularly people with color vision deficiency.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
May 14, 2016
True colors: Seeking equality in the way we see the world
Steps are being taken to assist people with color vision deficiency navigate life more easily. As we find out, however, not everyone agrees with the approach.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
May 2, 2015
Japan's 'Experimental Creations' at Milan Design Week
Last month's Salone del Mobile Milano, also known as Milan Design Week, had a particularly good turnout of innovative Japanese designers.
Japan Times
Jun 18, 2014
Pen inks reflect colors of Kobe city
When Kobe was struggling to recover from the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake, stationery designer Naoyuki Takeuchi would take solace in the vivid colors of nature found around town.
Apr 5, 2014
True colors
Middle-aged woman #1: I thought Winnie-the-Pooh was yellow?
Aug 10, 2007
A credible economic policy
Since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party suffered a crushing defeat in the Upper House election, it is all the more important for the government to work out a credible economic policy. As Japan's population grays and decreases at the same time, it will be essential to enhance efficiency in administration and finance and to set policy priorities.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves