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Answering the call: The women on the front lines of Japan's defense  CNN

The first time 22-year-old Akiko Hirayama stepped on board a navy ship, she was transfixed by the hardware.

Japan's military turns to women to fill the ranks  Daily Local News

The Japanese military is struggling with recruitment, as the country's population continues to shrink. Now, they are turning to women to fill the ranks - a move that ...

From Japan, New in BoxFrom Japan, New in Box  The New York Times

Poggy, the street-style-famous creative director of United Arrows & Sons in Tokyo, is helping to introduce a program aimed at promoting Japanese designers to ...