It’s been around a decade since Jack Atherton was chosen as the drummer for a talented up-and-coming singer-songwriter named Jake Bugg. Along with bassist Tom Roberson, they would tour the world, performing…

Tokyo Weekender’s series TW Creatives features various works by Japan-based writers, photographers, videographers, illustrators and other creatives in a bid to provide one additional platform for them to exhibit their talent. The works submitted…

Sometimes you need to know every single aspect of an incident to get the full picture. In that case, you should ask for the ichibushiju — the whole story, from the beginning…

Who amongst us has not looked at their old photos or diaries and cringed? Whether it be your favorite fashion item, film, or music – everything is relative. What truly mattered to you…

When EVERING recently announced its cutting-edge smart ring, it quickly secures a market rave as the state-of-the-art solution for a contactless payment system.

In a new series of listicle articles, we begin by looking at high-profile assassinations and assassination attempts that shook Japan including plots to kill Ryoma Sakamoto, Emperor Hirohito, various prime ministers and politicians,…

In a world fraught with uncertainty, in a global culture plagued by anxiety, people are craving calm and finding it in eclectic meditative practices. It’s not all obnoxious apps and fake gurus,…

I filled my suitcase with books on my trip home to Malaysia in January 2020, not realizing I wouldn’t be able to return for the foreseeable future. After the souvenirs had been…

On this day 75 years ago Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita founded Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo (also known as Totsuko), an electronics company that would later change its name to Sony and go…

Expect nothing and you will never be disappointed. Expect something and the risk is you’ll be disappointed. If you know that feeling, then you should know the expression ryutodabi, an idiom that…

This week we visit 21 21 Design Sight’s latest exhibition, “Translations.” Full of interactive works, cool (sometimes scary) AI and more, this exhibition is a must-see this season. Thank you to our…

These four instruments are not just credited with creating traditional Japanese music, but can also tell a story about Japanese culture. Shamisen The shamisen has a basic form similar to that of the…