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Japan Times
Mar 14, 2018
'Sakura Guardian in the North': A melodrama 'Sayurists' can be proud of
Sayuri Yoshinaga is the last star of Japan's postwar studio era to still be a box-office force. Playing a pure-hearted teen in films for Nikkatsu in the 1960s, she attracted a huge, mainly male, following known as "Sayurists."
Japan Times
Aug 17, 2017
Nuclear issues aren't a problem for Hiroshima's punk acts — politics are
"Adults are stupid," says Shinji Okoda, who is better known in Hiroshima as "Guy," the vocalist for hardcore punk band Origin of M and owner of Disk Shop Misery and Bloodsucker Records. At 52, he certainly appears to have some authority in the matter.
Japan Times
Aug 12, 2017
Kissaten Nasu: Breaking out the old-timey atmosphere
Kissaten Nasu is three separate but conjoined entities: As the name of the restaurant implies, it's a kissaten, a traditional cafe. But it's also a curry shop and a jazz cafe, and the master might just be one of the most dapper and suave cafe owners this side of Tokyo.
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JAPAN / History
Apr 29, 2017
Power politics: Japan's most popular political platforms
Looking back at some of the political platforms that have been heavily endorsed by voters over the past century in a bid to predict where the country might be headed under the 'third generation' of postwar Japanese.
Japan Times
Mar 30, 2017
Grief weighs heavily on students, teachers in wake of Tochigi avalanche
The anguish of mountain club survivors who lost their classmates in Monday's avalanche tragedy in Tochigi Prefecture has just begun to sink in.
Mar 30, 2017
Lead teacher in doomed Tochigi mountaineering excursion said instructors believed conditions safe
The leader of a mountaineering excursion held by a high school in Tochigi Prefecture said Wednesday that instructors thought the conditions were good enough to conduct training before an avalanche killed seven students and a teacher.
Japan Times
Mar 29, 2017
Newly learned skills helped save student mountaineers from deadly avalanche
Testimony from survivors of Monday's deadly avalanche suggests that many used newly learned mountaineering skills to survive the disaster before trying to save others.
Mar 29, 2017
In Tochigi avalanche, teacher's instruction to 'get down' was a dangerous mistake: experts
As details emerged of Monday's devastating avalanche at a ski resort in Tochigi Prefecture, which killed seven high school students and a teacher, an instruction given by a teacher has come under scrutiny.
Japan Times
Oct 18, 2016
Sci-fi and fact at the Okayama Art Summit
The city of Okayama was flattened by incendiary bombs in 1945. Many people died, more than 12,000 homes were destroyed and Okayama's centuries-old wooden castle burned to its stone foundations. In 1966, the donjon was rebuilt with modern concrete, which was likely made in Mizushima — a smoke-spewing...
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Apr 19, 2014
Cannabis: the fabric of Japan
As counterculture groups around the world celebrate annual April 20 marijuana festivals, we examine the country's historical and cultural links to the much-maligned weed.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.  
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan