Topical and Controversial issues in Japan are usually treated with twisted objectivity by the Japanese media or with over-the-top sensationalism by maverick media organization.  The sites in this section are, of course, written in English by westerners not feeling chained by protocol.  Though it may not be accurate or sensible, it does give perspectives usually swept under the rug or disregarded because they come from gaijins (foreigners).


2 & 4 Channels, 9 Principles of Japanese Art and Culture, 20 Things You Might Not Know About Tokyo, 50 reasons why Tokyo is the greatest city on Earth, 99 Things You’ll Miss About Life in Japan, 100 Japanese Poems by 100 Poets, 15 Things Japan Does Better Than Americans, 100 Best Shops in Tokyo


A-Bomb WWW Museum, A Day in the Life of a Personal Trainer, Acute Depression Among College Students, American Chamber of Commerce Journal, Anime Japan 2023


Basics of Trade Show Preparation in Japan and Asia, Beacon Reports, Becoming a Distributor of Several Types of Japanese Products and Services, Beginner’s Guide to Supermarket Shopping in Japan, Best Credit Cards In Japan For Foreigners, Best Gifilte Fish I Have Ever Had Was In Japan, Blogs From Expats in Japan, Bosozuku Japanese Biker Gangs, Business Card Etiquette, Business Events in Tokyo, Business Tokyo


Can’t Live Without My Electronic Bidet Seat, Caricatures of Famous Japanese People, Cellphone Culture in Japan, Center for Global Communications, Changing Roles of Women in Japan (Dated in some ways), Child Abuse, Child Research Net Investigates Nurturing and Well-Being of Children, Children’s Rights Council in Japan, Clutter,Trash and Hoarding Disorder in Japan, Complex Guide to Buying Japanese Brand Products Online, Controversies Over the History of Japan-Korean Relations, Coping With Senile Dementia In Japan, Cronyism in Japan


Danny Choo’s Japan, David Alwinckle’s DebitoDoing Business in Japan


Earthquakes in Japan, End-Of-Life DoulaEngrish, Equal Quality of Gender, Eurobiz Japan, Expat Who Swayed off the Beaten Path, ExpatExchange


Fashion in Japan, Feminism in Japan Vs. That Of Western Nations, Feminist History in Japan, Fishing in Japan, Franchise Japan, Fukuoka Now English News, Fukushima Tsunami and Earthquake


Gaijin Hunter, Gaijinriders, Gaijin Retirement Forum (ancient but stacked with pithy truths and data), Genron NPO, Glimpses of Japan, Glocom Platform, Global Japan: 2050 Simulations and Strategies, Global Observation of the Devastation of Atomic Bombings (An old but extremely relevant film to our contemporary world), Groups to Support in Japan, Guide To Getting Vacant Houses In Japan


Hado, Highlighting Japan, Home Inspections in Japan, Hoshin Kanri, How to Eat Healthy in Japan, How To Get A Free House In Japan, How to Sell in Japan, How to Sell Products in Japan, How to Set Up a Business on Japan, Hydroponic Unit Produces 10,000 Vegetables Annually 


Improvised Business Styles in Japan, International Religious Freedom Report for Japan, Interview with Dr. Akira Yoshino, Introduction to 25 Artistic and Traditional Japanese Websites


J-List Manga & Anime Blog, J-SelectJapan Blog Directory, Japan Health Tourism, Japan Institute of International AffairsJapan Meetups, Japan Must Let Zombie Companies Go, Japan News, Japan People Stats, Japan Research and Analysis through Internet Information, Japan Talk, Japan Nonogram, Japan Select, Japan Skateboarding, Japan Stock Photography, Japan Times, Japan Through Non-Japanese Eyes, Japan Underground Blog, Japan Video Topics, JapanVisitor, Japan Weighs Reinvention, Japan”s Forgotten Indigenous People, Japan’s Low Crime Rate, Japan’s “My Number” System, Japan’s NPO Law, Japan’s Underwater Stone Monuments, Japan-World TrendsJapan’s Masochistic Approach to Immigration, Japanese Automotive Market Driving Strong Demand, Japanese Dog Breeds and How to Get Them, Japanese Mail Order Bride Pricing in 2022, Japanese Management, Japanese Mom’s 3 Lessons On Simplicity, Japanese-Style Matchmaking, Japanese Views on Abortion, Japanese Shyness, Modesty and More Unmasked, Journal Japan


Kaiseisha Press, Kansai Scene Magazine, Kobe Earthquake ImagesKyoto Liquor Story


Learn To Code For Free, Learning and Ecological Foundation for Children, Learning To Be Less Japanese, Lessons in Understanding Japan and the Business Culture, Living in Japan: Opening A Bank Account And Sending Money


Maid Cafes Uncovered, Maid cafes show no signs of losing popularity, Majestic Off-The-Grid Cabin in Japanese Mountains, Managing to Get Popular Japanese Credit Cards, Medical Stay Visas, Meibutsu Power, Meiji and Taisho Era in Photographs, Memories of the 3/11 Earthquake and Tsunami, Mother’s Voices Japan, Mysticism and Philosophy in Japan’s Past


New Preschool Designed to Accumulate Puddles, News on Japan, NGO Japan Platform, NHK World, Nippon Communications Foundation


Only in Japan, Open Innovation Trends in Japan, Organization for the Promotion of Responsible Tuna Fisheries, Other Holocaust at Nanjin, Out Japan, Outlook for Japan in 2025


Portal Site of Official Statistics of Japan, The Power of Meibutsu


Quirky Japan, Quiz Japan


Report of Council for the Future of Small and Micro Enterprises, Rise of Fascism in 1930s Japan, Rocket News 24


Savvy Tokyo, Secret Japan, Seek Japan, Secrets of Geisha, Self-Publishing and Storytelling in Japan, Sex Culture of Japan, Skateboarding Front and Center, Smart Dolls, Sora News 24, Starting or Expanding Your Business in Japan, Statistics Bureau of Japan, Statistics Japan, Stats About Japan To Chew On, Street Trees of Tokyo, Sudoku Puzzles, Surplus Food and Unmet Needs, Surveys on Society and Political Attitudes, Sweetener Policies in Japan


Tales from Japan, Tech and Start-up News from The Bridge, The Burakumin, The Fall and Rise of Onagawa, The Japan Forum, The “Freeter” Debacle, The Japan Times, The JapanesePage, The Japanese Food Journal, The Jews and the JapaneseThe Nippon Foundationr, The Tokyo News, The World Kamishibai Forum, The World of Robert Red-BaerTofugu, Tohoku Tsunami Images, Tokimeki MemorialTokyo Architecture ExposedTokyo Named One of the Most Livable Cities for 7th Straight Year, Tokyo Progressive News, Tokyo Weekender, Traffic Safety in Japan, Trends in Japan, Twenty-First Century Public Policy Institute


Ultimate Guide to Getting Married in Japan, Unshackling Japan’s Human Potential, U.S. Forces in Japan


Views of Naohiro Yoshimura, Violence Against Women in Japan, Visual Anthropology of Japan, Voice of Hibakusha


Weekend in Ishinomaki, Whaling, What Foreign Workers Must Know About Pension Payments In Japan, What Japan Thinks, What You Need to Publish a Manga in Japan, What’s On & Upcoming Events in Japan, Wireless Watch Japan, Women-Only Hotels in Tokyo, Women In The Workforce, WOWOW