• Writer Profile
  • MatthewEditor
Lisa Wallin
MatthewEditor

Articles by Matthew

As you can already see if you have arrived at this page – assuming you’ve been before (if not, welcome!) – Tokyo Weekender has a new website. We’re pleased to announce a…

Eiichi Miyazawa’s army of otaku has helped him rise from a bankrupted family to his position as the owner of a multinational tech company with clients any business would be proud of.…

Japan will kick-off their EAFF East Asian Cup campaign against China PR this weeekend and with no European-based players in the squad most of the attention will be on 23-year-old Yoichiro Kakitani,…

Teaching kids how to dribble like Messi or play those intricate passes like Xavi, Barcelona’s Soccer Academy (BSA) is renowned throughout the world for training methods inspired by those that have helped…

Is the idea of a mono-ethnic Japan simply a myth?   by Henry Watts It is the most common and universal of ice-breakers, but “where do you come from?” is a curious…

Their fuzzy-riffed, 60s-infused rock featured in a flagship Blackberry ad before the band became the first Aussie act to top the NME’s prestigious album of the year list; indeed, Tame Impala created…

The July issue of Tokyo Weekender magazine is now on the shelves around Tokyo – we hope you can pick your copy up soon, or at least look forward to reading our…

Interning in a crisis: when Mackenzie Lee, a rising senior at St. Mary’s International School in Tokyo offered to share some experiences of a recent placement with The Japan Association for UNHCR, we were…