A Sign that Canada's Climate Obstructionism May Be Coming to an End
June 08, 2015

Canada is usually an adversary on climate change.

Phantom of the Orchestra
March 02, 2015

Mamoru Samuragochi’s story hit all the right notes: a deaf genius whose music inspired a nation. But the “Japanese Beethoven” wasn’t who he seemed.

America, Don't Give Up on Afghanistan
November 30, 2014

This war is winnable.

Haunting Photos of Japan's Tsunami Survivors Posing Atop Their Flattened Homes
November 17, 2014

Their homes were swept away and this is all that remains. 

Christopher Columbus Was Both a Crusader and a Villain
October 13, 2014

Yes, he did terrible things. Here's the full story. 

The Japanese Literature Trend That's Half Cupcake, Half Decapitation
August 05, 2014

A new novel shows the darker side of cute.

The Fukushima Fearmongers
March 10, 2014

Welcome to the first major nuclear disaster of the Internet age. 

Yes, Japanese People Have Sex. But Do They Have Menopause?
November 22, 2013

Western newspapers have come up with some creative explanations for Japan’s dropping birth rate, many of which revolve around the (unsubstantiated) idea that Japanese people don’t like sex.