A Cultural Snapshot of Japan 2022
29 Nov 2022
A Cultural Snapshot of Japan 2022

Why do attitudes towards gender and sexuality remain conservative? How is society adapting to an ageing population? And what are people doing for fun in a post-pandemic context? This Cultural Snapshot uses local stats and case studies to explore the behavioural norms shared by Japanese people in 2022.

Baye McNeil

Baye McNeil is an African American writer and speaker who has been living in Japan since 2004. He is a columnist for The Japan Times and frequent contributor to the Japanese language online publication Toyo Keizai.

Ashley Ogawa Clarke

Ashley Ogawa Clarke is a journalist, copywriter, and creative consultant based in Japan, with a decade of experience in the fashion industry writing for titles including The Wall Street Journal, Vogue, GQ, The Financial Times, Mr Porter, Business of Fashion, i-D, The Face, and The Daily Telegraph.