Women Are Taking Part in a Shinto Festival for the First Time in Over 1,000 Years

Customs in Crisis

The recent inclusion of women in an ancient Shinto festival is a mark of how depopulation threatens Japan's way of life. With almost a third of people over 65, the country’s politicians warn that its society must transform or it will cease to function.

A Show That Pits Japan Against the World Brings a Dark Past to Life

Rewriting History with Anime

In “Attack on Titan,” Marley wants to eradicate the Eldians inside the walls before they have a chance to avenge the persecution and enslavement of their brethren abroad, just like some supporters of Article 9 modification believe Japan needs to be able to defend itself in case China, South Korea or North Korea decides to take revenge for the suffering endured under Japanese rule.