Highly disturbing elements of famed guitarist Cornelius' past have now come to light - and enveloped the Olympics in yet another scandal.
Newly licensed in the wearing of kimono, Rin takes a look back at what drew her closer to the traditional clothing - and to her own heritage.
An old Holocaust joke comes back to haunt the famed comedian acting as the director of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics opening ceremonies.
Studying for the JLPT? There's even more JLPT vocabulary than kanji! Here's how to learn literally thousands of new words in months!
We all know the striking image of a multi-tiered Japanese pagoda, but what exactly are they? And what are they called in Japanese, anyway?
A Twitter troll claimed Ito Shiori, face of #metoo in Japan, was operating under a false identity - so she took him to court for defamation.
Thalia Harris sits down with LaShawn Toyoda to discuss her efforts to make sure English-speaking residents in Japan have access to vaccines.
Only 19 when she passed away, indigenous Ainu translator Chiri Yukie left behind an invaluable legacy for her people and the world.
The trick to memorizing kanji for the JLPT is... don't! Instead, focus on learning kanji radicals, the alphabet of kanji characters!
With spouses, job-seekers, students and more stuck outside of Japan, a festival's claims at getting foreign talent into Japan grates.
Bombings, battles with the police, hijackings...and that was just the beginning. Read about the revolutionary group that would shock Japan to its core.
With no set curriculum for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test, how can you know what to study for the JLPT? Read on to find out!
Curious where you stand in terms of Japanese language ability? Take the JLPT (Japanese Language Proficiency Test) and find out!
Why a wide range of local dialects in Japan's north are intrinsically - and unfairly - associated with rural backwardness.
School regulations regarding students' hair harm those whose natural appearance doesn't fit the mold, including foreign and biracial kids.
As Olympics loom, Japanese-language Twitter explodes in anger at the Japanese government's insistence of sports over safety.
Billionaire Maezawa Yusaku, former CEO of online retailer ZOZO, will be the first Japanese citizen to visit the International Space Station
The new Resident Evil Enka Parody music video showcases the creative range of Yoshi Ikuzo: internet meme icon and the father of J-Rap.
Ever wondered what the most popular furikake dishes are? A recently conducted survey ranked the top five furikake types in Japan.
Straight out of the age of anime on VHS comes a series emblematic of the excess of the Japan of the bubble age, when new tech met new…
Opposition leaders spoke out against Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's statements on the Olympics, during a Suga-Biden Summit in April.
Hajichi, a traditional form of tattoo native to the Ryukyuan people in modern-day Okinawa, has been making a comeback among young people.
An Osaka cafe created Latte Art raising awareness for anti-molestation in collaboration with local police, but it backfired on the internet.
After a 14-year-old girl froze to death in Hokkaido, criticisms arose over how her school handled allegations of bullying and abuse.
Uniqlo has released a new commerical featuring an LGBTQ couple, the first example of LGBTQ representation in the company's history.
Instagram Japan experienced a strange bug where some Japanese symbols would not show up, with smiley faces and emoji's taking their place.
The Olympic Torch Relay was planned to take a course through a "Men Only" festival boat, but was quickly changed after intense public outcry.
After a recent match where a Sumo Wrestler sustained a severe neck injury, fans and athletes alike raised concerns over how it was handled.
Some anime are more than political. In fact, our author argues, two of the most well-known anime in history are downright revolutionary.
The pandemic, the Olympics, and many other blunders gave plenty of material for Japanese people to make memes of. Here's the best of 2020.
How a new game release proved so distracting that a handful of companies decided just to give all their employees the day off.
A web commerical made by Hodo Station was taken down, after sparking controversy online for calling gender equality an "outdated" issue.
While Earwig and the Witch seemed to be a flop, Studio Ghibli is making another movie, and this one is almost half way done.