Tag: japan

Japan’s idol industry reaches a new level of danger

Japan’s idol industry is lucrative for its entertainment agencies, but its teenage girls are at risk of stalking and misogynistic expectations. Hannah Lee writes.

Hiroshima’s Restless Ghosts

Japan’s treatment of its atomic bomb survivors reflects its troubled approach to history and identity, but there is still room for hope, Callum Dargavel writes.

Lessons from Taiwan: The Epicentre of East Asian Rivalry

Heads of state from across the Asia Pacific congregated in Vietnam this November for the annual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. As global political heavyweights gathered […]

Elderly Life in the Hidden World of Karaoke Kissas and Classrooms – “Academic Talks” with Benny Tong

Benny Tong is a PhD candidate at the ANU studying the lives of elderly Japanese people in karaoke bars and how they seek fulfilment and […]