• Writer Profile
  • MatthewEditor
Lisa Wallin
MatthewEditor

Articles by Matthew

It’s a huge month for animation this July – the schedulers clearly have their sights fixed firmly on the summer holiday crowd – but these are no mere distractions for bored children,…

One of the most hyped dance productions in recent times, Matthew Bourne’s Dorian Gray is set to make its Japan premiere at Tokyo’s Bunkamura Orchard Hall this July. by Matthew Hernon A…

Bill Hersey meets a Japanese artist still going strong after a century and celebrates a 5th birthday for the Tigers… Two of the biggest and most publicized events recently took place in two…

On a rainy Sunday morning in June, three blind mice headed out to rural Sagami-ko, Kanagawa. Our destination? The first ever Warrior Dash Japan, a 5km race which includes 15 challenging obstacles…

Concluding our series taking a look at the lesser known side of neighboring Kyoto and Shiga prefectures – we’ve busted some myths about Japanese beef and the history of the ninja as…

Tokyo has dozens of luxury hotels with restaurants that can be hard to choose between, but when special promotions like this one come along, making plans for lunch or dinner becomes a…

Heiwaboke – what does peace really mean in Japan? by Henry Watts After returning from a trip around Europe a few years ago, an embarrassed Japanese friend told me about how on two…

In dialect specific to a particular area of Florence, Italy, ‘ganzo’ is something of a slang-like exclamation of delight at the excellence of something. It is also the name of a company…