Just for Kicks: Japan’s Sneaker Obsession Rebounds

Interest in Japan’s limited edition shoes has crossed from Japanese collectors into the global mainstream, but a lot has changed about the original sneaker culture of the 1990s.

Source: The Japan Times
Published: Mar 1, 2020
Length: 9 minutes (2,271 words)

Throwaway Society: Rejecting a Life Consumed by Plastic

Japan is the second-biggest producer of plastic waste per capita, after the US. One journalist tries to spend a week without using single-use plastic and discovers how dependent Japan’s food system has become on disposable plastic.

Source: The Japan Times
Published: Jan 10, 2020
Length: 9 minutes (2,465 words)