When Haruki Murakami walked the long distance between his childhood home outside Kobe and the city center, he found a city changed by the great Kobe earthquake, and the constant spector of violence.
If you lost your umbrella in Tokyo, don’t worry. It’s probably among the thousands stored inside the Metropolitan Police Department’s six-story lost and found center.
How the best robot, “Little Sunfish,” helped Japanese scientists understand the scope of the damage at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
William Vollman enters the radioactive red zone to visit the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
For some elderly women in Japan, prison offers companionship and a life free from worry.
Shiori Ito reported her rape to the police, who were prepared to arrest her alleged assailant, a journalist named Noriyuki Yamaguchi, after conducting a two-month investigation. Then prosecutors suddenly dropped the case.
Many members of Japan’s rapidly aging population live isolated, solitary lives in massive apartment communities filled with people.
The 2011 earthquake and tsunami killed thousands in Japan. Those left behind were haunted by the dead, and some were possessed by them.
Hiroshi Ishiguro has spent his career creating robots. But does he know enough about humans to make them lifelike?
On belonging — and not belonging — in two worlds at once.