Japanese men are becoming cool. The suit-and-tie salaryman remodels himself with beauty treatments and 'cool biz' fashion. Loyal company soldiers are reborn as cool, attentive fathers. Hip-hop dance is as manly as martial arts. Could it even be cool for middle-aged men to idolise teenage girl popstars?
A chance discovery in the British Library has led to the discovery and reproduction of the earliest-known children’s adaptation of one of Japan’s greatest works of literature.
Peter Williamson (Cambridge Judge Business School) discusses the sale of Cambridge-based technology firm ARM Holdings to Japan's Softbank for £24 billion.
Makoto Takahashi (Department of Geography) discusses the impact of the Fukushima disaster and Japan's nuclear-liability laws.
Papers opened to the public today reveal how the Brighton bombing stopped Margaret Thatcher from widening her infamous ‘enemy within’ rhetoric to include not only the striking miners but also the wider Labour movement and Party.
Chinese migrant workers in Japan are more than passive victims of difficult work conditions and are able to use their own networks and provide mutual support, according to new research.
Life inside Japan’s disaster shelters following the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima disaster has been revealed by the only researcher to stay alongside evacuees and survivors.
A new book of student research into key areas of gender in modern Japan highlights emerging trends of redefinition between sexes, and the impact on its society.
A five-year research project will examine East Asia’s emergence and struggle for self-definition after the fall of the Japanese Empire.