Long before Pepe the Frog endorsed Trump, Japanese internet users created a new, ‘very online’ far-right political style. But why did it reappear decades later in the U.S.?
Willy Foerster saved Jews fleeing the Nazis by employing them in his Tokyo factory but was framed as a collaborator after the war and has remained largely unknown
What a Japanese cultural ambassador and self-help guru learned from the retirees of West Palm Beach
‘My dream is that 1.5 million Japanese students will visit us and change Japan’
The very private non-Holocaust-related life of Anne Frank: teenage manga girl, tampon-marketer, European traveler, and emblem of the twin evils of war and intolerance—and the Japanese ‘culture of apology’
Why did Benjamin Netanyahu serve dessert to Japan’s prime minister inside a pair of brogues?
Why has the musical been beloved in Japan for 50 years?
How the Shin Megami Tensei games make appropriating Jewish culture fun.
Think you know ‘Mayim Mayim’? Think again.
How the search for a singular victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb led back to Buchenwald
Tokayer and his wife were sent to Japan by the Lubavitcher Rebbe in 1967: ‘We went for two years and forgot to come home.’
Mysterious photographs lead to some Japanese who rescued Jews from the Holocaust, with a boat, in secret
Japan’s Imperial Prince Takahito Mikasa—scholar, patron, pacifist, Hebrew-speaker—turns 100 today
Hummus joints and kosher food stands become popular with locals