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Cezary Jan Strusiewicz

Cezary is a freelance writer, translator, and stand-up comic living in Yokohama.

Articles by Cezary

Growing rice isn’t the easiest of tasks even today, but a few hundred years back, it was a significantly more complex operation. Rice seedlings first had to be matured in separate beds…

At the time of writing, Squid Game is enjoying its third consecutive month on the list of the Top 10 most popular Netflix shows in Japan. But the success of the Korean…

When it comes to things Japan should be worrying about in 2022, movies are low down on the list. But that’s precisely why it needs movies now more than ever. With everything…

Kabuki, a UNESCO-recognized Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, is a form of classical Japanese theater characterized by its extravagant costumes, make-up, performances and a surprising lack of women’s bathrooms backstage. That’s because…

Poland and Japan might seem like they are worlds apart, but they actually have some things in common. They both have Russia for a neighbor and they have the same word for…

Some traditional Japanese crafts like earthenware pottery can trace their histories back more than a few millennia. As such, Edo Kiriko glassware is a relative newcomer on the Japanese artisanal scene, first…

Earlier this year Fumio Kishida formally became Japan’s 100th Prime Minister. But the job could very well have gone to Sanae Takaichi or Seiko Noda, two members of the Liberal Democratic Party…

Christmas may not be a public holiday in Japan, but the country more than makes up for it by dedicating the entire month of December to it. The last month of the…