Tokyo Weekender 2017
Tokyo’s old soul is alive and well. We discover its essence in a retro shotengai, and explore its renaissance in modern Japan. Plus: Japan’s archaic sex crime laws are finally changing, secret gardens in Tokyo, and is North Korea a real threat?
Meet the hyperreal body artist, the illusionist, the contortionist, and the acrobat who are putting Japan on the global talent map. Plus: Inside Nara’s abandoned theme park, Q&A with chef Bill Granger, and Japan’s child poverty crisis.
Shop Tokyo: Six trends from Tokyo Fashion Week, five interior design brands to transform your living space, 33 Japanese items for your home, wardrobe and beauty kit. Plus: Q&A with Ghost in the Shell cast feat. Scarlett Johansson, and the curious “adult wrapping” therapy.
The Travel Issue: Seoul beauty haul, 48 hours in Kyushu’s Saga, where to go glamping, follow the cherry blossoms from south to north. Plus: 10 ways to enjoy Kagoshima, Narita daytripping, jet-set accessories, and around Japan through movie locations.
Meet the people of Okinawa: we interview three locals who represent the colorful and creative energy of the islands. Plus: Peek inside Japan’s love hotels via a new photo book, snow surfing in Fukushima, and is Japan biased against those with disabilities?
We interview British comedian Jimmy Carr ahead of his first live show in Tokyo. Plus: Seven extraordinary places in Japan you must visit in 2017, five martial arts classes in Tokyo (and other unique workouts), and kotatsu dining spots around town.