This is a nation obsessed with outsiders' perceptions of it. And that's one of its biggest problems
Thanks to an archaic ownership system, Japanese baseball is losing its best players, its fans and its soul
Japanese stocks are in a 10-year ditch. But plenty of companies still turn profits
Japan's peacekeepers in Israel are well-trained, disciplined and prepared to deliver the goods
Which is odder the image of Japan in Hollywood movies or the image of Japan in its own films?
Plugged in, wired up and totally hooked, American otaku confess their secret Japanese addictions
Japanese designers revolutionized clothes, so why doesn't one head a major Western fashion house?
Japan has a Yen for designer labels
A dash of dashi, a mist of miso Japanese ingredients have invaded Manhattan's kitchens
Rocking the roll
Japanese writers have found their subject: Japan
Asians are fans of Japan's products and culture but relations remain haunted by its failure to address war atrocities
A Korean boy's love of Japanese animation stokes memories of wartime occupation in his grandmother
How did Japan become the favored default setting for so many cyberpunk writers?
Adolescent identities rarely come preassembled
Japan arrived in a sleepy town in Georgia in 1989. The dying textile center hasn't been the same since
Taiwan wants destroyers, anti-missile systems and a few subs. How much hardware should the U.S. sell Taiwan? China thinks none sounds about right
Thaksin was going to use the gold to pay the deficit and save Thailand. Good plan. One glitch: no gold
From Bangalore comes a spirited attempt to bring computers to the gigabyte-less masses
For the week of April 30, 2001
A fortune to be made is what most workers in the travel industry in Asia have in mind when dealing with Japanese tourists