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MEN

COMMENTARY / World
Sep 15, 2015
Clues to why a woman can't be more like a man
A recent scientific study suggests that hormones may be responsible for the differences in men's and women's brains.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Jul 20, 2015
Ain't no cure for the salaryman blues
This is an excerpt from an interview with a salaryman who wishes to remain anonymous.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Jul 4, 2015
Design that sounds good and looks even better on paper
Folding Tokyo's icons
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Jun 3, 2015
Here's hoping the ikumen fad fades as Japan ages like fine sake
When the Japanese media started to harp on about the fatigue emerging among ikumen — men who help their wives with child-rearing and other domestic duties — I just had to laugh. Being a Japanese sake brewer's husband, I was confident that I was streets ahead of these trendy men bragging about their remarkable deeds as dutiful husbands.
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Apr 21, 2015
To defeat sexism, men need to take a stand against other men
When it comes to dealing with highly sexist males, just one other man's voice has more sway those of hundreds of victims and countless public awareness campaigns.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Apr 12, 2015
Expats can find their creative mojo in Japan's inspiration and isolation
The inflated sense of being special that Japan fosters among non-natives can be dangerous, but that same emotion can also lead you to do things that might otherwise feel like symptoms of a mid-life crisis.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / COMMUNITY CHEST
Apr 8, 2015
Do Western men have it bad in Japan? Readers discuss
A small selection of the large number of comments received in response to Olga Garnova's recent column, 'Spare a thought for Western men trapped in Japan.'
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Apr 1, 2015
Do Western men have it bad in Japan?: views from the Fuji Five Lakes
Do interviewees agree with the controversial premise of Olga Garnova's recent Foreign Agenda column, 'Spare a thought for the Western men trapped in Japan'?
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Mar 23, 2015
Spare a thought for the Western men trapped in Japan
Japan can be the best place in the world for some, but for others it can be a trap — especially for Western men.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Jan 14, 2015
NT adds a new twist to its 'dogs tale'
Based on a book of the same name by Kyokutei Bakin that was published in 96 volumes between 1814-42, the kabuki play "Nanso Satomi Hakkenden" ("Stories of Eight Men with the Character for 'Dog' in their Surnames") recounts how its protagonists strive to restore the fictional Satomi clan to power in what is now the south of Chiba Prefecture.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LAW OF THE LAND
Oct 15, 2014
Is it time to bid bye-bye to 'haro'?
When was the last time someone Japanese used your presence as an excuse to say 'haro' whilst furtively glancing sideways at their companions to confirm they just made the funniest joke ever?
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Oct 8, 2014
Bonding boozily over the pleasure and pain of Bukowski
The embrace of individuality combined with the pain of loneliness could explain why Bukowski's works have been embraced by many of the Japanese men I've met in Tokyo.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language
Sep 29, 2014
'Nihon danshi’ continue to look on as stockings get stronger
Just so you know, it's a bad time to be male in Japan. Even my brothers say the supermacho, sports-obsessed, chauvinist faux-samurai kanchigai (勘違い, have it all wrong). They say that society is so hard on men that if they were given the choice between a man or woman's life, "onna-no hōga ii (女の方がいい, I'd prefer being a woman)."
JAPAN
Jul 31, 2014
Life expectancy for Japan's men tops 80 for first time; women keep crown
The average life expectancy for Japanese men rose to 80.21 years in 2013, passing 80 for the first time, while the women retained the title of world's longest life expectancy for a second consecutive year at 86.61, the welfare ministry said Thursday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 1, 2014
Man killed in Philippines while visiting girlfriend; three in custody
A 60-year-old Japanese man was stabbed to death last Monday near Manila by knife-wielding men who allegedly tried to rob him of his bag containing cash and other valuables, police said Thursday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 27, 2014
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes to show a feminine side at Punkspring
Punk rock's best-known cover band, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, will be previewing material from their upcoming "Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!" album at this weekend's Punkspring festival.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 23, 2014
In defense of traditional Indian masculinity
A male Indian novelist chips away at the simplistic picture of the gender wars in India, whose men, according to a OECD survey, spend just 19 minutes a day on 'routine housework.'
CULTURE / Music / TOKYO JAZZ FESTIVAL
Sep 11, 2013
Tres-men
Tres-men are made up of percussionist Takahiro "Matzz" Matsuoka, DJ Yoshijiro Sakurai and keyboardist Yusuke Nakamura.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Sep 5, 2013
Director James Mangold puts soul into Wolverine's demons
"The Wolverine" may look like just another in a long line of superhero movies to hit the screen this year — it's the latest installment in Marvel's "X-Men" franchise — but it's certainly the first one directed by a guy who cites director Yasujiro Ozu of "Tokyo Monogatari (Tokyo Story)" fame as an influence.
CULTURE / Film
Sep 5, 2013
'The Wolverine' draws from other Hollywood hits set in Japan
Director James Mangold has claimed Japanese film influences on his Marvel comic adaptation "The Wolverine," including Akira Kurosawa's 1957 film "Kumonosu-jo (The Throne of Blood)." But the film, in which Hugh Jackman's immortal Wolverine character comes to Japan, falls in love with a local beauty and fights local baddies, has much more in common with similarly themed Hollywood movies set in this country.

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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