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In the midst of her return to the prime-time limelight, versatile actress Erika Sawajiri talks about the personal growth that has led her to the next stage in her career. By Matthew…

Minimalist, monochrome concrete buildings with a feeling of austerity: Tadao Ando’s designs may not sound too spectacular, yet in an understated, elegant way that is exactly what they are. Heavily influenced by…

Having just started studying Visual Communication and Design at Mushashino Art University, Hikaru Cho was looking for some inspiration. She was ready to draw something and had her utensils at the ready;…

Looking to eclipse their best effort of ten medals won at the Nagano Olympics in 1998, the Japanese team are heading to Sochi with high hopes. While their target may seem overly…

There is something illuminating about Sumire Matsubara. A multi-talented star who has earned rave reviews for her performances in Anything Goes and A Tale of Two Cities, she has an ability to…

It has been quite a year for Kosuke Hagino. The teenage swimming sensation made history in April becoming the first swimmer to win five titles at Japan’s National Championships and then followed…

You’d have thought that a fighter who’d barely won a bout in recent years would be struggling to get work. You certainly wouldn’t expect that person to be in demand, but Bob…

One of the most flamboyant designers Japan has ever produced, Kansai Yamamoto is as eccentric as the shows he creates and as colorful as the clothes that he makes. From David Bowie’s…