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The Truth about Kore-eda

However, in Shinjitsu, and in Paris, Kore-eda seems to breathe easier, untethered by conventions, with a lot less to rebel against or prove. Apparently, the man doesn't speak French beyond…

Insult Comedy Goes International as Tokyo Roast Battle Takes on Shanghai

Competitive insult comedy takes a huge step forward as Tokyo Roast Battle squares off against the Shanghai League in Asia’s first ever international Roast Battle competition, the winning city taking…

Why Womenomics Isn’t Working In Japan

The Japanese government’s lip service towards gender equality and so-called womenomics is just that, a falsity. In 2015 Abe revised his goal of raising women's participation from 30% to just…