A Story of A Girl who Survived An Atomic Bomb

Vol.3

August 6th

A Story of a Girl who Survived an Atomic Bomb episode 4

Newest Articles

What an Ex-Yakuza Lieutenant Taught Me About the Type of Job You Should Never Do

What an Ex-Yakuza Lieutenant Taught Me About the Type of Job You Should Never Do

Confined to a single, 50sq-foot room (1,200 yen a night), I toil away every day with nothing to show for it

Traditional "Cha-no-yu" Meets Modernism

Traditional "Cha-no-yu" Meets Modernism

Innovation in an Apartment

Get Rid of Big Data! The Life of a Small Company

Get Rid of Big Data! The Life of a Small Company

An Ancient Business Resurrects Japanese Craftwork

Can the News Curation App "Gunosy" Make it Worldwide?

Can the News Curation App "Gunosy" Make it Worldwide?

Although there are plenty of capable news curation apps in Japan like SmartNews, LINE NEWS, Antenna, and NewsPicks, the original app that pioneered this genre was Gunosy.

"Digital-age Alchemist" Yoichi Ochiai Overwrites the World

"Digital-age Alchemist" Yoichi Ochiai Overwrites the World

The computer Ochiai has in mind isn’t VR or AR, but instead a computer that operates on logic from the real world. You could call this vision an overwriting of the actual world by computers.

Life as a One-person Maker

Life as a One-person Maker

Creating the Products People Truly Want

A Foreigner’s Reaction to Ukiyo-e

A Foreigner’s Reaction to Ukiyo-e

The World of Woodblock Prints where Classic Tradition and Characters of Today Meet

Technology Will Serve The World in Poverty

Technology Will Serve The World in Poverty

More than 2 billion people around the world are living in poverty today. But there are also plenty of technologies and products available that can help the world fight poverty.

Living in China: A Japanese-American in the Midst of an Anti-Japanese World

Living in China: A Japanese-American in the Midst of an Anti-Japanese World

"Anti-Japanese protests erupt in China following island demonstration…" (Telegraph, Sept. 2012).

Just How Easy Is It To Discover What You Love and Want To Do?

Just How Easy Is It To Discover What You Love and Want To Do?

Among the younger generation, there are those considering switching jobs or working for themselves in order to make a living doing what they love. But is this really a wise move? What does it really mean to pursue your passion as your career?

The Future of Medicine with Molcure

The Future of Medicine with Molcure

Many developed countries see the medical and health care industry as the next growth area after the IT industry.

The Art of Japanese Ceramics

The Art of Japanese Ceramics

Ceramic Artists Shape their emotions with Clay, Fire, and Paintings

The Key to Effective Global Business Communication

The Key to Effective Global Business Communication

What is the key to effective business communication and how can we get our hands on it?

How to Get Young People Choose to Live a Proactive Life

How to Get Young People Choose to Live a Proactive Life

Education needs diagonal relationships.

Borderless Silent Manga

Borderless Silent Manga

Cultivating Japan’s Manga Culture Worldwide.

Pursue Your Passion and Your Life Will Shine

Pursue Your Passion and Your Life Will Shine

Two-time yo-yo world champion BLACK garnered attention when he became the first Japanese speaker on the TED stage in 2013.

With Independence Comes Creativity

With Independence Comes Creativity

With its unique products such as Usui Saifu, Hozon Suru Memo-Cho, Hiraku PC Bag, Mobilers Bag, Value Innovation Corp. has become a huge hit among members of the IT industry and fans of stationery products.

The Unique Group Captivating the World with Suits, Glasses and Bowing

The Unique Group Captivating the World with Suits, Glasses and Bowing

WORLD ORDER is a seven-man music and dance troupe, lead by former wrestler and mixed martial-arts fighter Genki Sudo.

A Japanese Poker Player: How I Won A WSOP Bracelet

A Japanese Poker Player: How I Won A WSOP Bracelet

In June of 2012, Naoya Kihara became the first Japanese to ever win a title at the World Series of Poker. We asked him how he reached the top as a professional poker player, which is considered unconventional in Japan.

The Potential of Picture Story Books

The Potential of Picture Story Books

What author Tomonori Taniguchi wants to express through picture story books.

Photographing Japanese Schoolgirl Fetishism

Photographing Japanese Schoolgirl Fetishism

Yuki Aoyama is a photographer who portrays Japanese schoolgirl fetishism in his works. Using his words and photography, we will go into detail about the secrets behind fetish photography.

Japanese Bento: Changing the Definition of Lunch-Time

Japanese Bento: Changing the Definition of Lunch-Time

Kyaraben (short for “character bento”) are boxed lunches, elaborately arranged to look like characters from popular media. In Japan, everyday home-makers are creating all manner of kyaraben, based on characters from Japanese cartoon shows and comic-books. So, how exactly do you go about making them?

pixiv Management Pursues Accomplishment of the Team

pixiv Management Pursues Accomplishment of the Team

pixiv, an illustration communication service with over 3.8 billion PV per month and 10 million users, is a hugely popular SNS.

The Charm of Cute Bento

The Charm of Cute Bento

The practice of making bento based on cartoon and comic-book characters began in Japan, but in recent years has transcended national borders and spread to countries all around the world. We asked blogger Momo San, known for making adorable character bento, about the appeal of these boxed lunches.

Contemporary Artist Hiroshi Sugimoto Brings Puppets to Life

Contemporary Artist Hiroshi Sugimoto Brings Puppets to Life

In 2013, he began performing for audiences overseas, and people all over the world have enjoyed his interesting, new take on this very traditional Japanese puppet show.

Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

Don't Put All Your Eggs in One Basket

Even if you are new to investing, you may already know some of the most fundamental principles of sound investing. How did you learn them?

A New Potential for Electric Vehicles

A New Potential for Electric Vehicles

One small Japanese venture company, FOMM, is looking at penetrating the Southeast Asian market by developing EVs that can withstand the flood disasters that plague the region – a heretofore unprecedented move.

A Small-town American Transformed by Asian Culture

A Small-town American Transformed by Asian Culture

Looking back it’s hard for me to believe how much my life and outlook on the world has changed.

The Most Important 21st Century Skills are Creativity and The Ability to Communicate

The Most Important 21st Century Skills are Creativity and The Ability to Communicate

Right now, countries all over the world are trying to figure out how to move education into the future. In recent years, a new movement has been gaining traction.

The Design and Usability of Japanese Wrapping Cloth

The Design and Usability of Japanese Wrapping Cloth

This article introduce the deceptively deep history of Japanese wrapping cloth, from its inception to its design and usability.

Seeking for Identity as a Japanese-American

Seeking for Identity as a Japanese-American

Growing up in a densely Asian-populated suburb of Southern California, I never felt confused or lost about my identity as a Japanese-American until I studied in Japan twice-- once before the Tohoku earthquake in 2011 and again after.

Japanese "KAWAII" Culture in Your Hand

Japanese "KAWAII" Culture in Your Hand

With over 20 million downloads, what is the smartphone app CocoPPa’s next move?

Is The Fear "Scary" or "Surprising"?

Is The Fear "Scary" or "Surprising"?

Takashi Shimizu is a movie director known for directing one of J-horror’s most iconic pieces, The Grudge. We talked to him about the difference between Japanese fear and fear from other countries, as well as how to portray fear that crosses country borders.

Zen Is A Method to Help One Find Oneself

Zen Is A Method to Help One Find Oneself

After beginning in India and travelling through China, Zen became well known across Japan in the Kamakura period. Although Zen was originally intended as a way to help one find one’s true self, in today’s society, Zen has become a popular method to train one’s spirit, improve concentration, and relieve stress.

Japanese Knives Gaining Overseas Attention

Japanese Knives Gaining Overseas Attention

In recent years, goods and traditional works of art made by Japanese artisans have gained popularity among foreign tourists visiting Japan.

The Potential of Euglena as A Future

The Potential of Euglena as A Future

As a young boy, his dream was to save the world’s nutrition problems. At first, he looked for something similar to the senzu beans found in the popular Japanese comic Dragon Ball.

Our Literature Is in Great Shape: Translator Motoyuki Shibata Discusses Contemporary Japanese Fiction

Our Literature Is in Great Shape: Translator Motoyuki Shibata Discusses Contemporary Japanese Fiction

What comes to mind when you think of Japanese literature? Fans of older Japanese literary works were often interested in Japan’s unique culture, traditions, and the emotions of Japanese people.