Wabi-sabi is typically described as a traditional Japanese aesthetic: the beauty of something perfectly imperfect, in the ...
The Pritzker Architecture Prize was awarded to Japan’s Riken Yamamoto in March, who earned the field’s highest honor for what ...
Romantic relationships, poetry and political intrigue provide most of the novel’s action. Yet illness plays an important role ...
Hayao Miyazaki won for helming the best animated film “The Boy and the Heron,” the long-awaited fantasy from the director of ...
Set in Japan in 1600, the 10-episode limited series “Shōgun” is a fictional story. But it is rooted in the real history of ...
Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto, long a popular destination for tourists, has closed off some private-property alleys in its ...
The story of the 47 Ronin, also known as the Ako Incident, dates back to the early 18th century. It revolves around a group ...
About 880 tons of highly radioactive melted nuclear fuel remain inside the three damaged reactors. Critics say the 30- to ...
The transformation from rail to road entailed the conversion of damaged tracks into dedicated BRT lanes, aligning with ...
A unique exhibit is the Sendai Coast Illustration Map on the second floor. Illustrator Junko Sato, who lives in Sendai, ...
Takamatsu’s story is about a man who refuses to give up on his wife, holding onto the faint hope that somewhere beneath the ...
Historically, Chile and Japan share a bond shaped by the forces of nature. That relationship dated back to the 1960 Valdivia ...