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Japan

Japan's outgoing Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda bows at the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's general meeting in Tokyo on September 3, 2008. (KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
Farewell Mr. Fukuda
The political mood on the streets of Tokyo was disheartening as Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda announced his resignation at a hastily arranged press conference. more
The A-Dome in Hiroshima, Japan. (Asia Society)
Japan: Voices from the A-Bomb Blast
How are current political tensions in Asia changing Japan’s stance on war? more
North Korean stamp: Let's continuously study and perfect the battle strategy that's right for our country's situation. (PictureLake/iStockPhoto)
North Korea: This Is Not Just About a Test
North and South Korea share sixty years of hostility, warfare, and bloodshed. However, despite that relatively recent history, the people on the Korean peninsula share over a thousand years of a common culture, language, and family ties. more
A street scene in Japan. (Samxmeg/iStockPhoto)
Promoting Women’s Interests in Corporate Japan
Mitsuru Claire Chino talks about her law career and her work promoting women’s interests in corporate Japan. more
Students on a school outing in Tokyo. (Asia Society)
Teaching English in Japan
Jeni Washeleski talks about her experiences working with teachers as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET). more
Japan's Mt. Fuji. (Amy Bogin)
Who Ate Kyoto?: Environmental Conservation in Japan
Why is Japan failing to curb greenhouse gas emissions? more
Q. What animal loves everybody? A. The mule, or raba. (Rabaa is the Japanese pronunciation of "lover")
What Makes Japanese Laugh?
A funny, anthropological look at Japanese identity through the study and industry of laughter. more
A 1942 image of a Japanese American. Photo: Dorothea Lange/National Archives.
Gallup Polls: Images of the Chinese and Japanese
American attitudes towards the Chinese and Japanese after major international events. more
A sign advertising shaved ice. (*higetiger/flickr)
The Japanese Language
U.S.-Japan trade has spurred a surge in Americans learning Japanese. more
The Yakuza Film
From Ian Buruma, an appreciation of the Japanese gangster genre, still relatively underappreciated in the West. more