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Hiking in Japan is strange. But then pretty much everything else is too, so that makes it normal, I guess. Anyway, I enjoy it because I like nature, plus it gives me…

The world’s premier mixed martial arts fighting league is holding a big-time event in Japan this September, and the heavyweight headliners for the event came to town to train with some of…

With a population of nearly 36 million people, the Greater Tokyo Area is one of the most concentrated regions in the world and the hotbed of business activity in Japan, posing a…

While Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is riding a wave of popularity for his policies for economic recovery, many still question whether “Abenomics” could translate to paying the bills especially for those…

Words by Christopher O’Keefe Amongst the pantheon of great Japanese directors the name Nobuhiko Obayashi does not immediately stand out, and up until a few years ago the man and his work…

Japan’s professional football league said they were probing an apparent discrimination incident after a banner bearing the words “Japanese only” was put up during a weekend match at Saitama Stadium. The large…

Returning home from Sochi empty-handed, Olympic figure skater Mao Asada seemed unfazed even as she faced heavy criticism of her shortcomings in clinching the gold. Asada fell short of expectations that she…

Masataka Taketsuru and Rita Cowan made history when they brought whisky to Japan. But the woman at Masataka’s side caught the attention of many for her role in helping him realize his…