Is 18 genders too many? Or too few?
Gender-based, color-coded badges to be introduced as part of new regulations.
Event lists restriction on official website.
“Why are the bathroom signs a pair of scissors and a fish?”
Looks like this Shinjuku eatery is a boys’ night out option after all.
Feel like having pizza for your boys’ night out? Better find somewhere else to eat it.
The new ad will bring tears to your eyes while revealing some interesting statistics about Japanese society.
Some harsh truths about cheating are served up in this brutally honest street interview video.
It’s said that men and women see the world differently, so sometimes they draw it differently too.
A gaping loophole in Japan’s already grossly outdated law means any same-sex oriented part of the sex-industry can technically operate with total impunity.
Follow-up interviews to the dramatic Marriage Market Takeover documentary shed light on the beliefs of China’s “Leftover Women” and their parents’ eroding difficulties in accepting them.
A tweet made by Osaka police in response to a molestation case has resulted in severe backlash and cries of victim shaming.
This video documenting the pressure China’s “leftover” women are under to marry will kick you squarely in the feels.
In the fight between skirts vs. vests, who reigns supreme?
Nintendo says a scene contained in the Japanese release of Fire Emblem Fates, which could be construed as advocating “gay conversion therapy,” will not appear in the English release.
If you want to cosplay as a beautiful boy from an anime or manga, then this may be exactly what you need to recreate that cool, long-lashed look!
Want to wear Hello Kitty accessories and still be taken seriously? In Japan you can. Here’s why.
During our Women in Japan series, we discussed some of the powerful reasons to be a woman in Japan. From a Westernised viewpoint, it’s sometimes hard to accept the fact that, while Japan is still very much a patriarchal society, many women (not all, but many) here don’t actually want to be out there smashing glass ceilings and “leaning in” at the office when instead they could be doing things that women were traditionally appreciated for in Japan, namely cooking, housekeeping and raising the kids.
If you’re still in doubt as to exactly what Japanese women think of the gender gap in their country, this informative street interview video from YouTuber Yuta Aoki should provide some answers.
For the past couple of years, Japan’s Self-Defense Forces have been put under the spotlight as politicians debate approving a re-interpretation of the country’s constitution, allowing the JSDF more freedom to take action should the need arise. The motion eventually passed last month, followed by a spectacle of chaos and outrage that became worldwide news.
But lately people have started talking about something else surprising: an official Self-Defense Force magazine catering to military enthusiasts and featuring gravure model spreads.
How many times has a woman made sushi for you at a sushi bar in Japan? If you answered ‘never’, you’re certainly not alone as the world of sushi is one that’s traditionally been dominated by men. While a number of female sushi chefs are working hard to change societal norms and stereotypes, there’s one special restaurant in Akihabara that’s taking things even further, with a sushi bar staffed entirely by women. From purchasing ingredients to preparing fish and making sushi, these ladies are looking to challenge the male-dominated profession, and they’re doing it all while dressed in traditional Japanese clothing.