The excellent YouTube channel Crash Course! gives a quick and colourful explanation of Japan’s transformation into a nation state.
Illustrations and figurines of the Star Wars universe in feudal Japan
Japanese airline ANA has introduced a “Manganizer” to its website, allowing you to turn a personal picture into a manga character that looks EXACTLY like you! Erm… sort of.
Our pick of this weekend’s events include a parade of 47 ronin, two Christmas blockbusters and a gaint weaponised robot covered in twinkly fairy lights.
Next week’s election for Governor of Tokyo includes a rock star, a man who dresses as Superman during debates, and the second incarnation of Jesus, who often demands his opponents slit their bellies before he casts them into the fires of hell. Let’s take a closer look at Tokyo’s possible new leaders.