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 |  6-minute read
Japanese Cuisine, Wildlife conservation, Whale hunting, Japan

A hunting we will go, insists Japan, and starts commercial whaling again. It's not just the whales which should be worried

Japan pulls out of the International Whaling Commission — the entire move reeks of double standards as the country has always stressed on multilateralism in its diplomacy.


 |  3-minute read
Breasts, Sexuality, Sex toys, Japan

Why a Japanese bakery selling boob-shaped buns is not surprising at all

From Anime characters to 3-D vagina: Hasn't Japan been the land of sexual fantasies always?


 |  The Bigger Picture  |  4-minute read
China, Japan, Xi Jinping, South Asia

What this China-Japan 'friendship' means to India and the South China Sea conflict

Japan knows India is the best possible regional counter-weight to a rising China. At the same time, it has to work with China to counter global uncertainties.


 |  6-minute read
3 idiots, Tokyo olympics, Society, Perfection

Japan's Yen for perfection ( And why the Japanese are the opposite of Indians)

The Japanese believe in quiet hard work and less argument just for the sake of noisy debate. The results show in well how they live.


 |  The Bigger Picture  |  4-minute read
Bullet train, Narendra Modi, Japan, Shinzo Abe

What Shinzo Abe's victory in his party's internal election means to India

The Japanese Prime Minister may have won a battle, but the war remains.


 |  8-minute read
Nutrition, Weight Loss, Food, Japan

Kalyan Karmakar’s Food Diaries: To Japan and back, with no ‘excess baggage’

I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic just before my trip to The Land of the Rising Sun. But I managed to eat so well there, and yet, keep extra weight off.


 |  5-minute read
Japan, Colonialism, Asia Reborn, Act East

How Asia rose from the devastation and debris of colonialism

Prasenjit K Basu has delivered a really important tome that attempts the very difficult if not impossible task.


 |  The Bigger Picture  |  4-minute read
ASEAN, Xi Jinping, Narendra Modi, ASEAN

How an India-Japan alliance can help counter Chinese dominance

Japan is now being pushed to a leadership role in Asia following the election of Donald Trump as US President


 |  4-minute read
Jallikattu 5-23, Japan, Jallikattu, Tamil cinema

Japan loves all things Tamil — actor Madhavan and Jallikattu 5-23 too

Time to hum 'India, love in Chennai'.


 |  Beijing Diary  |  4-minute read
Railways, Japan, Bullet train, China

What India can learn from China's bullet trains

China is home to the fastest and the most profitable bullet train services in the world.