Most Shared Stories Tagged: Japan


Renewed interest in learning Japanese

As a global power, Japan is fading, but increasing numbers of people outside the country are opting to learn Japanese. What's fueling the new interest is a growing obsession with Japanese Manga comics and Japanese animation.

Arts, Culture & Media

Japan's lost decade

Japan went through 10 years of continual decline in real estate values in the 1990s. Many economists say there are strong parallels between Japan's "lost decade" and America's economy today. The World's Jason Margolis has the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer and Global Hit

For today's Geo Quiz, we're looking for a Japanese island known for its performing arts. The answer is Sado Island. The drumming group, Kodo, hails from this island. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with the group's manager, Jun Akimoto for today's Global Hit.