The International

The International

The International

How much do beauty standards matter in Japan?
How much do beauty standards matter in Japan?
Hanae T.('22), Arts and Entertainment Editor
Celebrating the coming of age ceremony at Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan.
Adult age lowered to 18 in Japan
Mayako F.('22)
Nō-seimon gate at the Hongō Campus of the University of Tokyo, where three people were attacked with a knife on 15 January, 2022.
The value of academic prestige and excellence in the Japanese education scene
Yuzu I.('22)
Japanese society was shaken on 15 January, when it was reported that a young man stabbed three people—two high school students and a 72-year-old man—in front of the Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo.
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Nō-seimon gate at the Hongō Campus of the University of Tokyo, where three people were attacked with a knife on 15 January, 2022.
The value of academic prestige and excellence in the Japanese education scene
Yuzu I.('22)
Japanese society was shaken on 15 January, when it was reported that a young man stabbed three people—two high school students and a 72-year-old man—in front of the Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo.
Kengo Kuma’s architecture Daiwa Ubiquitous Computing Research Building.
(Photo credit: Great Big Story, YouTube)
Green innovation
Mayako F.('22)

Mamoru: promoting sustainability through technology
Mamoru: promoting sustainability through technology
Sarakshi S.('24)
Mamoru is an app (currently web-based) that helps students live more sustainably by connecting them to sustainable businesses and shops that they can visit.
Celebrating the coming of age ceremony at Universal Studios in Osaka, Japan.
Adult age lowered to 18 in Japan
Mayako F.('22)
There is less than a month to go until the legal adult age is lowered from age 20 to 18 in Japan. Current high school students are juggling a mixture of excitement and anxiety.
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How much do beauty standards matter in Japan?
How much do beauty standards matter in Japan?
Hanae T.('22), Arts and Entertainment Editor
“Don’t judge a person by their appearance.” Although this is something many of us are told from a young age, we as a society seem to be failing to follow our own morals.
Breaking down the news paywall
Breaking down the news paywall
Hana K.('22)
Publications have increasingly begun using the online subscription as the new physical newspaper. After the introduction of television news broadcasts, these few decades have brought possibly the biggest decline in physical newspaper revenue, leading publications to find new alternatives.
An image of Tipu Sultan.
Britain has an obligation to return Tipu Sultan's Tiger Head
Prasha S. ('22)
Recently, the British government has put a part of the Tiger throne on sale and enforced a travel ban on it, which prevents any new license necessary to export cultural artifacts from being issued. This ban may be extended till June 22, 2022, in the hope that a UK based buyer will come forward.
“A Beautiful Mind” tells the story of John Nash, a mathematician who suffered from schizophrenia. Despite receiving some criticism, it is seen as one of the films with a more accurate representation of individuals with schizophrenia. Image credit: imbd.com
Films affect how society perceives individuals living with schizophrenia
Angela S.('24)
By pursuing films with an accurate representation of mental illnesses, we can weaken negative stigma and discrimination towards mentally ill individuals and change how they are accepted in society.
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Music worth adding to your playlist
Music worth adding to your playlist
Hanae T. ('22), Arts and Entertainment editor
Try listening to Tyler, the Creator's album "IGOR" and Cuco's song "Lover Is a Day" to mix up your playlist.
Popular video games that will immerse you in an alternate reality
Popular video games that will immerse you in an alternate reality
Hanae T. ('22), Arts and Entertainment editor
Play Genshin Impact and Little Nightmares for an adventure in a different world.
Eight movies you should add to your watchlist
Eight movies you should add to your watchlist
Hanae T. ('22)
From a recent Netflix movie to Japanese animations, these movies will surely transport you to different worlds and eras.
Decorations on the piano at Takanawa Gateway Station.
Three street pianos to visit to bring music to your life
Hanae T.('22)
Street pianos — pianos placed in public spaces for anyone to play — have become increasingly popular in Japan in the past two years.
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Coffee Beyond Starbucks
Coffee Beyond Starbucks
Prasha S.('22)
Here are some places that you should think of, when you find yourself bored of the same coffee over and over again. 
The SPBS Toyosu Lounge

Credits: SPBS Toyosu webpage
Can’t study at home?
Khwaish J.('24)
High-speed wifi, a quiet atmosphere, power sockets, affordable pricing are among just a few of the many priorities to keep in mind when finding the right place to study.
Restaurants and cafes worth visiting in Tokyo
Restaurants and cafes worth visiting in Tokyo
Hanae T. ('22), Arts and Entertainment editor
If you're looking for good Japanese cuisine or a unique café experience, these restaurants and cafés may be worth keeping an eye out for!
How to be a more conscious consumer in 2022
How to be a more conscious consumer in 2022
The Eco-Fashion Options class discusses the dangers of greenwashing, the importance of transparency in hangtag contents, the role of sustainable certifications, and how the pandemic has affected garment workers.
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Ms. Tajiri standing behind her desk in her office.
Ms. Tajiri
Eimi S. ('22), Editor of HOSH
Mr. Lancaster
Mr. Lancaster
Eimi S. ('22), Editor of HOSH
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