Tag: japan

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 […]

The fantastic, fanatic ‘cult’- run Japanese idol group

Meet the newest Japanese idol group composed entirely of so-called cult members: anjewel. The idol group – a commercially manufactured pop group, typically of young […]

Two sides of the gambler’s coin: Japan’s conflicting opinions on casino expansion plans

Large, flashy Pachinko parlours light up the streets of Japan. These are pinball arcades that have marginally circumvented Japan’s anti-gambling laws for many decades. However, […]