Japan's Ninja ShortageA small Japanese city is facing a ninja shortage — even though the salary is $85,000 www.npr.org

You may have heard about Japan's demographic crisis— but the country is facing another, lesser-known crisis as well.

Japan does not have enough Ninjas.

In an episode of NPR's "Planet Money" podcast...

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Schemata Architects contrasts original features with modern interventions for Japanese office www.dezeen.com

Schemata Architects, headed by Jo Nagasaka, has converted a traditional house in Kamakura, Japan, into an office featuring modern fitted furniture.

The building is located in a quiet, residential n...

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10 Things in Tokyo: July 2018 www.tokyoartbeat.com

TokyoArtBeat recommends these 10 art events.

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Exhibition of new works by Hajime Sorayama www.nug.jp

NANZUKA is pleased to announce "Sorayama Explosion" an exhibition of new works by Hajime Sorayama (1947-). This show marks the artist’s third presentation with the gallery, as the first time in two...

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Being An Otaku Has Gotten Easier, Says Shoko Nakagawa kotaku.com

Shoko Nakagawa is a Japanese pop star, actress, illustrator and TV personality. She’s found mainstream success in Japan. She is also a proud otaku.

“I knew I was an otaku from a very early age,” Na...

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Japanese Writing After Murakami www.the-tls.co.uk

At public readings, either in Japanese or English, the novelist Hideo Furukawa performs like a banshee. He voices his characters’ personae, tenor shifting from stentorian to hushed, growling, trill...

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Digital art museum ready to light up Tokyo’s Odaiba www.asahi.com

Dedicated solely to digital art, the Mori Building Digital Art Museum teamLab Borderless will open in Tokyo’s Odaiba district in June. About 40 works created by teamLab and put on permanent display...

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Art on the Road – Three Traveling Exhibitions From the Hara Museum www.tokyoartbeat.com

The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art has two sites in Japan – one in bustling Tokyo and one in the peaceful Gunma countryside, two hours by train from the capital. Located next to the ranch park Ika...

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Suppose Design Office creates 21st-century take on traditional Japanese doma www.dezeen.com

The living spaces in this house designed by Suppose Design Office in Higashihiroshima, Japan, are arranged around a dirt floor, which is a modern interpretation of a traditional doma.

Local studio ...

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Japanese Traditional Polo www3.nhk.or.jp

The horsemen of Japan's Imperial Household Agency have played a traditional polo-like game at the Imperial Palace's equestrian ground in central Tokyo.

Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko and Crown Pr...

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