January 11, 2014

How Japan Won the Internet

Jack Flanagan, The Kernel

The Associated Press

Why does Japanese culture rule online: what is it about nyan cats and samurai that attracts people?

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January 6, 2014
Aging Japan Is Asia's Future
Eleanor Warnock, Japan Real Time
In 2013, a baby was born every 31 seconds in Japan and someone died every 25. That six-second difference helped prompt the biggest natural fall on record in Japan’s population, the latest health ministry estimates for the... more ››
January 6, 2014
Why China and Japan Might Go to War
James Holmes, National Interest
Let's not understate the likelihood of war in East Asia or kid ourselves that the United States can remain aloof should China and Japan enter the lists. It's tough for Westerners to fathom the nature of the competition or the... more ››
January 6, 2014
Japan's Coming 'Wage Surprise'
Shinzo Abe, Project Syndicate
The year 2013 saw the Japanese economy turn the corner on two decades of stagnation. And the future will become even brighter, owing to an emerging consensus that long-term recovery cannot be achieved without a concerted effort... more ››
January 6, 2014
China Risks Becoming Asia's Voldemort
Keiichi Hayashi, The Telegraph
Japan's record over the past 68 years shows the strength of its democracy, its respect for human rights (one is not arrested in Japan for criticizing the government), its commitment to peace (e.g. a strong contribution... more ››
January 5, 2014
Rising Tides and Drowning Citizens
Japan Times
U.S. President Barack Obama calls rising inequality “the defining challenge of our time” and promised to make it the focus of his remaining three years in office. A survey of elites by the World Economic Forum... more ››