Featured stories about Japan
- Club-Goers Rebel Against Japan's Dance Regulation 9 July 2013
- Japanese Official Suspended Over Twitter Comment 26 June 2013
- Billions of Japan's Post-Quake Relief Funds Didn't Help Victims 10 June 2013
- Coffee Art Goes 3D in Japan 28 May 2013
Latest stories about Japan
8 December 2013
For nearly 10 years Katsuya Soda has worked to bring the refugees issue to the attention of the complacent Japanese public. These days he has some extra help.
6 December 2013
"Imadesho", meaning "how 'bout now?!", and "baigaeshi", meaning revenge, are at the top of the list of popular buzzwords in Japan this year.
2 December 2013
"Lately there have been many times in which I’ve come to think that human beings are scarier than radiation", Fukushima residents comments curated on Buddhist blogpost.
28 November 2013
Tokyo Metropolitan Governor apologizes over money scandal. Japan's twitter users take it as a joke.
22 November 2013
The controversial bill seeks to impose tougher penalties for leaking Japan's national secrets, but critics fear it could curtail freedom of the press and the right to information.
23 October 2013
The Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global legally binding instrument on mercury was adopted in Minamata, Japan. The city known for tragedy now hopes to be known for solutions.
16 October 2013
Bloggers around the world, including Global Voices contributors, are highlighting this year's #BAD13 topic: human rights.
Ayako Yokota and Ryan Ball take a look at the facilities and technological solutions for people with disabilities in Japan.
2 October 2013
One city's attempt to restrict children from reading "Barefoot Gen", a comic series about the Hiroshima bombings, has started a debate in Japan about how the tragedy should be interpreted.
25 September 2013
Tokyo and the Japanese Olympic Committee plan to build the racing course in Kansai Rinkai Park, despite 25 years of concerted efforts there to restore its bio-diversity.