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Akiho Ishikawa

Articles by Akiho

Guitar hero: Rocking out with Marty Friedman. UFC fight night Japan: Celebrities, adrenaline and entertainment. Okinawa: Dive into an island adventure. The life organic: All-natural products for health and beauty. Also: Nagoya-style grilled eels in Ginza, outdoor sports in Akita, people, parties, and places, agenda, and more...

Experience Nagasaki: Tradition and modernity meet at Japan’s first gateway to the west. Miyavi: The globetrotting musician prepares to take a new stage. Education special: Communities of learning, in the classroom and beyond. Hideaki Anno: The director of Evangelion headlines the Tokyo International Film Festival. Also: Getting in touch with the natural beauty of Akita, Yuta Tabuse: The NBA ambassador, people, parties, and places, and much more.

Akita: Festivals of ice and fire. Politics: How a fan can kill your career. Erika Sawajiri: First class actress stays on script. Also: Master motivator Shuzo Matsuoka, the story of a social entrepreneur, ecotourism in Japan, agenda, movies, and more.

Celebrate in style: Weekender’s guide for gifts and winter activities. Hakone: Art, onsens, and the wonders of nature. Health check: Japan’s high-performance health care. Rough justice: Forced confessions in the Japanese legal system. Also: Cheeky parade does New York, the deep roots of one of Tokyo’s oldest beauty salons, agenda, movies, and more…

Buddhism in Japan: Reaching out to a new generation of practitioners. Okinawa: Chanpuru culture and cherry blossoms in January. Mika Ninagawa: The contrasting visions of a vibrant photographer. Hit the new year running: Gear and guides for shaping up in the year of the sheep. Also: Taijiro Iimori brings Wagner’s flying dutchman to Japan, toastmasters in Tokyo, agenda, movies, and more…

Where is the love? The story behind Japan’s frozen population growth. Taking note: Global perspectives and new designs in education. Cover star: Songstress May J breaks through with “Let It Go.” Also: A chocolate movement comes to Tokyo, Valentine’s gift guide, art around town, agenda, movies, and more...

Two decades after the AUM attacks: A former leader speaks out. Also: Weekender’s spring beauty guide, Thai designers go big in Tokyo, Japan post’s godzilla-sized IPO, and more...

Dean Fujioka: Taking on a killer role. Shooting the salaryman: Candid snaps of the corporate class at work and play. Knockout divas: The wild women of Japanese pro wrestling. Also: Club Med in Japan, how to build a better bento, movies, events around town, and more...