Japan

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Why a brush with Japanese calligraphy was exactly what my life needed | Jennifer Wong
I find myself daydreaming about writing next week’s word, and that first contact the brush has with the paper

Jennifer Wong

01, Oct, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Stonehenge exhibition highlights similarities between ancient British and Japanese cultures
The parallels suggest the communities are ideologically closer than one might imagine

Steven Morris

29, Sep, 2022 @6:01 AM

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Inu-oh review – medieval anime rock opera rips Noh theatre a new one
Masaaki Yuasa’s showstopping animation reframes the classical performance style as a world of rock gods and cavorting dancers

Phil Hoad

27, Sep, 2022 @2:00 PM

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State funeral for Shinzo Abe held in Tokyo amid controversy
Public anger at cost of ceremony for former PM and revelations over his party’s ties to religious group

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

27, Sep, 2022 @7:55 AM

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Japan consul ‘blindfolded and restrained’ during FSB interrogation in Russia
Tokyo demands apology from Moscow after diplomat subjected to ‘coercive interrogation’ in Vladivostok

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

27, Sep, 2022 @5:42 AM

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Shinzo Abe funeral: world figures fly in to political storm over state service for Japan former PM
More than 50 past and present leaders to gather amid domestic opposition to ceremony fuelled by links between Abe’s party and Unification Church

Justin McCurry in Tokyo

26, Sep, 2022 @5:56 AM

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Typhoon Talas lashes Japan, setting off landslides with more rains to come
At least two people killed and 120,000 households without power as authorities urge caution for more landslides and flooding

Staff with agencies

24, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Weather tracker: storms batter Alaska, Caribbean and Japan
Hurricane causes blackout across Puerto Rico while typhoon forces 8m to flee homes in Japan

Alice Fowle (Metdesk)

23, Sep, 2022 @8:56 AM

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Unification Church says it accepted ‘excessive’ donations from mother of suspect in Abe killing
Church official says he was upset to hear suspect told police his anger towards church led to attack on former Japanese PM

Guardian staff and agencies

23, Sep, 2022 @2:28 AM

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Cost of living crisis: what are the rest of the G7 doing?
From generous one-off benefit payments to caps on rent increases, state intervention is taking shape across the G7

Angelique Chrisafis, Angela Giuffrida, Kate Connolly, Justin McCurry, Leyland Cecco and Dominic Rushe

22, Sep, 2022 @4:48 PM

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Japan forced to prop up yen after bank keeps to negative interest rates
Central banks are putting rates up as currencies slide against dollar but Japan and Turkey buck trend

Graeme Wearden

22, Sep, 2022 @4:38 PM

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Mama, just killed a samurai! How Japan used Queen to liven up Romeo and Juliet
How do you give the star-cross’d lovers a lift? Drop them in 12th-century Japan and add a classic Queen album. As it opens in Britain, A Night at the Kabuki sends shivers down our writer’s spine

Arifa Akbar

21, Sep, 2022 @4:02 PM

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