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How a Group of Japanese Kids Made Freestyle Skateboarding Great Again

In Japan, freestyle skateboarding is a family affair, driven by former champions of the 1980s skate community

How to Take Cheap Grocery Store Ramen and Make It Good

You wouldn’t believe how versatile a hard brick of noodles and a packet of flavored salt can be

Family Guy: Hirokazu Kore-eda Is the Master of the Domestic Drama

The acclaimed Japanese filmmaker behind the Oscar-nominated ‘Shoplifters’ is back with ‘The Truth,’ another superb study of parents and children. Here, he talks about his own family, losing those close to him, and why he likes melancholy endings.

Japanese City Pop Is Nostalgia Fuel for Our Time

Three decades later, a once-forgotten genre is now the coolest thing on YouTube