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Paul McInnes

Paul is the editor of TW. His work has appeared in several English-language publications in Japan and overseas including The Japan Times, Tokyo Art Beat and Stylus.

Articles by Paul

In a new series, TW editor Paul McInnes meets up with new and old friends to have a leisurely discussion about their lives in Tokyo, new projects and anything that they can…

As restrictions ease in Tokyo, the city seems to be blossoming once again. Parks are being used for picnics, shoppers are returning to the boutiques and department stores of Ginza and Omotensado…

Raised in the US and Japan and a graduate of the University of the Arts London and Chelsea College of Art & Design in England, Mayumi Yamase, currently a resident of Tokyo,…

An array of disparate photographs on a camera phone. Strange lines on a road, a stack of junk on the edge of a sidewalk, a vague and unclear object filmed at night.…

I don’t remember exactly when I first saw the work of Kei Ninomiya. But I do recall feeling it was like witnessing a thousand foundry fires up close, with the heat burning…

Utilizing her Iranian heritage, Nona Takano (aka Nony) has managed to succeed in such a small period of time that it’s hardly plausible. The charming and gregarious Akita Prefecture-native has grown her…

I’m interviewing Hideyuki Takahashi over Zoom as he tells me the story of Senkiya, a community space he owns and runs in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture. To tell his chronicle he has created…

Regular readers of TW will be more than familiar with the name Kodo Nishimura. Our June 2020 cover star, the gender-fluid Buddhist monk and makeup artist has burst into the spotlight over…