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This page displays all Asia Society content on Japan in reverse chronological order.

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An editorial in the Daily Yomiuri titled, "Time to capitalize on 'Cool Japan' boom" criticizes the Japanese government's failure to turn Japan's popularity overseas into economic growth.
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Anyone struggling to learn how to write Chinese or Japanese characters now have an excuse to be a little less hard on themselves. Why? Apparently, Chinese and Japanese youth forget how to write characters too!
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Japanese sumo wrestlers get an unlikely gadget to help their pudgy fingers dial some digits.
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Japanese artist extraordinaire Yoshitomo Nara opens his studio for the public to witness.
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China has taken Japan's place as the world's second largest economy behind the United States.
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On August 10 Japan's government issued a fresh apology for the country's past colonial rule of the Korean peninsula after women's rights activists displayed a portrait of a "comfort woman."
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The world commemorated the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on its sixty-fifth anniversary on August 6, 2010.
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Tokyo takes economy lodging to the ultimate level with "capsule hotels."
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Major rocks acts come together for Fuji Rock Festival.
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Learn more about the Setouchi International Art Festival.
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Asia Society Associate Fellow Ayako Doi discusses Japan's political future.
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IMF's chief economist on the Asian economic outlook.