Photo Essays

Japan and the World

In the 150 years since the island cast aside its policy of isolation, Japan has fallen in and out of favor with the international community

Typhoon Roke Hits Japan

Over one million people evacuate their homes in central Japan as the country witnesses its second typhoon in a month

Photos: Japan's Disaster 6 Months Later

Another anniversary was marked on Sept. 11 as Japan is still struggling to rebuild after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country on...

Japan Then and Now

In 1989, Japan reveled in excess and seemed poised to rule the world. Twenty years later, the Japanese economy has been looking down for so long it's hard to...

Self-Injury in Japan

Photographer Kosuke Okahara locates a world of deep despair among young Japanese women. Please note that this story contains some graphic imagery.

Typhoon Talas Lashes Western Japan

The tropical storm unleashes record rainfall, triggering landslides and flooding. Search and rescue members scramble to find survivors, as the death toll climbs...