Whilst Japan’s parental leave policies are among the world’s most generous, few men decide to take it. The decision from Japan's environment minister, Shinjiro Koizumi, the son of former ...
A super-aged population is a natural consequence of longevity. The new challenge is how we can be healthy, active and happy until the end of our lives.
As Japan looks to restart another reactor, global nuclear generation is growing.
Could the country’s famously healthy diet be in jeopardy as Western eating habits start to intrude?
The philosophy of kintsugi is built on the idea that flaws are not something to be ashamed of, but rather a source of beauty and pride.
Once a key component in the rise of Japan and other countries' productivity growth, R&D is now beginning to see a decline in its efficiency.
The hashtag “glasses ban” started trending on Twitter Wednesday, after Japan’s Nippon TV aired a story about companies that require female employees to wear contact lenses instead of glas...
On World Tsunami Awareness Day, the Japanese seaside town of Onagawa – where more than 800 died in 2011 – reveals how it rebuilt itself with a counter-intuitive approach.
After the 2011 East Japan Great Earthquake and tsunami, two economists proposed that the government should finance the recovery by raising taxes, rather than issuing debt.
Those of us who can adopt new skills will be better placed to succeed in the future of work. Here’s how adopting a ‘beginner’s mind’ can help.
As the host of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Tokyo is committed to delivering first-class athletic facilities and outstanding experiences to spectators. But, unlike many past Oly...
From medals using metal from old mobile phones, to podiums made from marine plastic waste, Japan is doing all it can to reduce the environmental impact of the upcoming Olympic Games.
Japan's Rugby World Cup is underway, and has some important lessons regarding leadership we can all learn from.
More than 80% of global GDP is generated by countries with rapidly ageing populations. This fact will have profound consequences both economically and politically - as these countries' ex...
Sexual harassment is so commonplace in Japan that some trains now have female-only carriages. Here's how it's being tackled.