Home » Archives by category » Society (Page 2)

Osaka in 24 hours

Osaka in 24 hours

Osaka offers a mix of modernity and traditional touches: culturally important structures, culinary delights, interesting art…

Shinji Imaoka and ‘pink eiga’ sing and dance ‘Underwater’

Shinji Imaoka and ‘pink eiga’ sing and dance ‘Underwater’

'Underwater Love' is probably the first 'pink' musical…

On deck: Former catcher Atsuya Furuta now helping others

On deck: Former catcher Atsuya Furuta now helping others

Former baseball catcher using his name to help others…

Tokyo rewind: Right-wing groups commemorate assassination of politician Inejiro Asanuma 50 years later

Tokyo rewind: Right-wing groups commemorate assassination of politician Inejiro Asanuma 50 years later

Five decades after the assassination the incident continues to astound…

On the record: Japan’s last vinyl factory administers proficiency exam

On the record: Japan’s last vinyl factory administers proficiency exam

Japan's last fully functioning vinyl pressing plant will hold a proficiency exam dedicated solely to stacks of wax…

Contractors in Japan begin to shovel aside yakuza groups

Contractors in Japan begin to shovel aside yakuza groups

Industry might now be seeing criminal organizations as something other than a necessary evil…

God’s gangster: Former yakuza Tatsuya Shindo preaches the gospel

God’s gangster: Former yakuza Tatsuya Shindo preaches the gospel

Former gangster presides over an independent church inside a converted bar in Saitama…

Risk of HIV infection stalks Tokyo’s 2-chome gay enclave

Risk of HIV infection stalks Tokyo’s 2-chome gay enclave

An organization is working in the area to reduce the spread of HIV…

Reporn: Ueno Okura Theater raises new ‘pink’ curtain

Reporn: Ueno Okura Theater raises new ‘pink’ curtain

The all-night Ueno Okura Theater takes on a new look…

Tour of Asakusa

Tour of Asakusa

Asakusa retains certain cultural elements of life back in the Edo Period…