How convenient—the perfect style inspiration for an April weekend when the summer can’t decide whether it wants to be warm or cold or what.
Nintendo employee Alison Rapp, who’s been a target of harassment over censorship controversies in recent months, said on Twitter that she has been fired. “Today, the decision was made,” she wrote. “I am no longer a good, safe representative of Nintendo, and my employment has been terminated.”
A U.S. Navy sailor stationed in Okinawa has been arrested and is being charged with the rape of a Japanese woman, a 40-year-old tourist from the prefecture of Kyushu. Okinawan authorities say the sailor, 24-year-old Justin Castellanos, found the victim drunk and asleep in a hotel lobby.
Just a quick peek at what folks were wearing on Tokyo’s Ginza Street in 1967.
Two women who were forced to work as “comfort women” (read: sex slaves) for the Japanese army during World War II have publicly criticized the deal made between Japan and South Korea on their behalf.
Giant squid are some of the most elusive creatures of the sea, having never been caught alive on camera until 2012. Which is why it’s so strange that this bold guy is just hanging around the harbor in Toyama, Japan. U OK, Squid?
At the end of World War II, an estimated 200,000 South Korean women were forced by the Imperial Japanese Army to work in brothels as “comfort women,” a euphemized term for sexual slavery, for the Japanese military. On Monday, South Korea accepted Japan’s reconciliatory apology and offer to contribute 1 billion yen…
Japan’s sushi industry is notoriously male-dominated, but a group of intrepid female chefs have begun to combat the sexism preventing women from working in the field. In Tokyo’s Akihabara district you’ll now find a restaurant called Nadeshiko Sushi — and every single employee is female.
Japanese mountaineer Kei Taniguchi died last week while climbing the Daisetsuzan range in northern Japan.
Recently, five Japanese women sued the government for the right to keep their last names when they marry. The case was adjudicated in Japan’s supreme court, as two courts had already ruled against the women, and 52 percent of the population is reportedly against “the right to choose.” On Wednesday, Japan’s supreme…
Since 1896 married couples in Japan have been legally obligated to take the same surname. However, five women are attempting to eliminate this antiquated rule by suing the Japanese government.
Apologies for the sudden, intense wave of longing for summer sunshine that just washed over you.
In Japan, there’s one rule that, more than anything, will probably make people upset when broken. These fashion photos destroy that rule.
According to Stephen Sondheim, it’s the little things you do together that make marriage a joy. While that may be true, one couple took their love of shared activities to the extreme when they chose to commemorate their honeymoon by beating up a store clerk who suggested they might like to pay for the ice cream they…
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed legislation on Tuesday urging the city to build a memorial in remembrance of the approximately 200,000 women who were forced into sex slavery by the Japanese army during World War II. The decision puts pressure on the city to take on the project, but does not actually…
It is so hard to come to terms with the fact that we aren’t babies anymore and can’t just suck on a tit for nourishment. McDonald’s Japan is maybe having a harder time with that realization than most.
A member of a Japanese girl band has been found in breach of contract and fined by a district court for supposedly bringing male fans back to her hotel rooom in 2013. The girl, then 15, had signed a “no dating” contract as part of her membership in the group, and a judge ruled that she’d tarnished the “image” of the…
Last month, while visiting Copenhagen, I got a text from a friend: “Did you see the goddamned mermaid statue?”
A woman who sued her husband’s mistress has been awarded no damages after a court decided that neither the husband nor the mistress were in the wrong because the sex was paid for. Therefore, the ruling stated, the business transaction should have had no effect on the couple’s “peaceful home life.”
A$AP Rocky’s new track “L$D” is pretty far outside his previously established oeuvre—he’s sung on tracks before, but this is something of a weeded torch ballad, a deeply contemplative and poetic track from the guy who once wrote an entire song around namedropping popular and obscure fashion labels. (“Fashion Killa,”…