Small towns across Japan are on the verge of collapse. Whether they can do so gracefully has consequences for societies around the globe.
A new report assesses how Tokyo’s infrastructure affects residents’ emotional well-being, offering lessons for other cities.
Stickers with QR codes are just one innovation in a multi-pronged plan to serve the aging population.
Convenience stores and the country’s housing agency are teaming up to serve the aging population.
Tomoyuki Tanaka renders the intricacies of some of the world’s busiest train stations by hand.
An illustrator’s panoramic drawings capture intimate, local scenes from around Tokyo.
Dendronotus orientalis nudibranchs likely hitched a ride to California in ballast water.
Sam Polcer’s portraits celebrate cool riders around the world.
A new Streetfilms video offers some compelling explanations.
It still prefers triangles even though the world uses octagons.
Move over, kitties.
Other than ramen.
In Japan, small children take the subway and run errands alone, no parent in sight. The reason why has more to do with social trust than self-reliance.
These feeds offer a cleverly curated peek into cities around the world.
It’s working in other parts of the world, so what’s the holdup in the U.S.?
The case against 12-foot lanes in cities, in 3 charts.
Reduce urban sprawl, for one thing.
Officials expect the plan to reduce congestion in the crowded city.
There's something decidedly sci-fi and apocalyptic about what Kengo Kuma has served up.
Summer festivals, fall foliage, and snow also make an appearance in this Library of Congress collection.