Shinzo Abe is preparing himself for a new era in Asian politics — one in which regional, not international, alliances will be the key to success. His Group of 20 discussions with world leaders reflected much of that.
By Alex Sturmey on July 19, 2017
The virtual realities you’ll experience at this game-themed amusement park will have you battling attacking zombies, racing luxury sports cars or escaping from a locked room. Just another memorable afternoon in Odaiba.
By Alex Sturmey on June 28, 2017
As Abe pivots from trade agreement issues with the West, he looks to shore up support a little closer to home with an unexpected ally.
By Alex Sturmey on June 14, 2017
Trains are an unavoidable part of daily life in Japan — they also give life to specific genera of homo sapiens.
By Alex Sturmey on May 25, 2017
The grass isn’t always greener — especially if it’s artificial.
By Alex Sturmey on May 5, 2017
Welcome to Japan. You’ve reached gamers’ paradise.
By Alex Sturmey on April 27, 2017
Searching for a new apartment, this writer stumbled upon a whole different set of options.
By Alex Sturmey on April 16, 2017
Now that’s what you call an entrance.
By Alex Sturmey on April 6, 2017
With sakura season underway, one writer asks: Is hanami all that enjoyable?
By Alex Sturmey on March 23, 2017
Keep calm and listen to Enya.
By Alex Sturmey on March 9, 2017
Did a 19-second handshake manage to soften the blow?
By Alex Sturmey on March 6, 2017
Dear Japan, we have to talk about your weather.