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2020/06/22 | TNL Staff
Japan: Ishigaki City Council Votes to Inscribe 'Senkaku' Into Administrative Name of Disputed Islands
The Ishigaki City Council in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, voted to officially use the term "Senkaku" in the name of disputed island territories.
2020/03/13 | Xiaochen Su
Will Taiwanese Cuisine Sustain Its Popularity in Japan?
Taiwanese cuisine is slowly capturing the hearts of foodies around the world, including Japan's.
2020/03/03 | Global Voices
Japan Has Three Months to Decide Fate of 2020 Olympics
Battered by criticism, the Shinzo Abe administration scrambles to save Japan from the COVID-19 outbreak before the Olympics is due.
Cruise Ship Carrying Taiwanese Passengers in Limbo Over Coronavirus Measures
A cruise ship carrying over 1,700 Taiwanese passengers has been sent back and forth between the ports of Taiwan and Japan.
Anxiety Heightens As Virus Spreads to Taiwan and the US
The mysterious new strain of the coronavirus has penetrated Taiwan and the United States. International health organisations urge caution.
2019/11/12 | East Asia Forum
How Will Foreign Workers Reshape Japanese Politics?
Japan's new law that allows for the entry of non-skilled foreign workers will help with the aging local economy, but it has also become a heated debate for the Japanese politicians.
2018/10/14 | Global Voices
Japanese TV Show Slammed for Exploiting Migrant Deportations as Entertainment
The reality show, officially promoted by Japan's Immigration Bureau, is being labeled an 'international embarrassment.'
2018/10/06 | Atlas Obscura
This Japanese Candy Artist Is Taking Her Sugar Stardom Worldwide
'Candy5,' who practices traditional Japanese amezaiku candy art, has performed at the Epcot Center and art exhibitions around the world.
Is Japan Back in the 'Great Power' Ring?
How will Japan navigate its relations with the US and China as it re-engages with the world militarily?
2018/05/09 | Policy Forum
East Asia's Biggest Problem: Aging
All three countries at this week's Trilateral Summit are facing a demographic crunch, but China may have it the worst.
2018/04/26 | The Interpreter
Despite New Discovery, Japan Can't Match China's Rare Earth Dominance
Japan's discovery of 16 million tons of high-value metals on the ocean floor means little if they cannot exploit them.
2018/04/20 | Morley J Weston
Thailand vs Taiwan: Who Wins the Startup Head to Head?
A debate between the advantages of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Japan has Taiwan come out looking alright.
Hereditary Politics Is Rife in Japan
The majority of candidates for top political posts in Japan come from families with a background in government.