Japan’s goals for investment in Africa have not been met - but a more realistic and sustainable approach to investing in the continent is now emerging.
Okigusuri, a “use first, pay later” system for household medicine, is finding a niche in Tanzania. Could new technology make it viable again in rural Japan?
Japan continues to court Russia in hope of building a strategic relationship - but the evidence points instead to stronger ties between Moscow and Beijing.
As relations worsen between Japan and South Korea, Tokyo Review's editors discuss the reasons for the dispute - and what kind of resolution may be possible.
The largest exhibition of manga ever held outside Japan, at London’s British Museum, showcases how a subculture became an internationally recognized art.
The infamously gruelling work style of many Japanese firms is rooted in a culture that sees endurance and exhaustion as proof of moral character.
Japan's government has put women's empowerment high on its agenda - but women remain poorly represented in politics, and that shows few signs of changing.
Shinzo Abe is Japan's most powerful post-war Prime Minister - but the real story isn't his dominance, it's how little he's been able to accomplish with it.
Japan's upcoming election is unlikely to shake Shinzo Abe's grip on power - but the united front shown by the opposition parties may lead to future success.
What is Japan's House of Councilors? How is this "upper house" elected and what function does it serve in Japan's parliamentary democracy?