The Korean survival drama Squid Game is on course to overtake Bridgerton as Netflix’s most popular ever series. In fact, it’s been so big, a Korean internet provider is suing the US streaming platform due to…

As we go into fall, museums and galleries are switching up their exhibitions for the new season. This October, explore the woodblock prints of Kawase Hasui, a binjinga inspired exhibition featuring male beauty and much…

The Naked Director made Takayuki Yamada a mainstay among Netflix audiences. However, fans of Japanese film and entertainment were already buzzing about films he was the protagonist in like Train Man and Crows Zero. In…

Before the big project, Sybilla Patrizia tended to take interest in moments and niches. An unassuming street sign; the dancing churn of a summer festival; a bored child on a train; an…

There’s nothing better than the feeling of getting an alert on your mail that says: “Your order is on its way.” But many times, that frill dress that looked stunning on the…

Kyotographie, the acclaimed annual international photography festival, returns for another celebration of visual arts and remains resolute in its belief that art can be an agency of change.  The month-long festival, which…

The term “Japanese car” is globally recognized for the pinnacle of engineering, design and cutting-edge technology. The latest and upcoming 2021 models not only meet the high standards set by their predecessors,…

With Covid-19 cases decreasing, there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel at last. For now, however, the state of emergency remains in place, meaning more time at…

After a long photo-shoot, I thought Hikari Mori may be tired and possibly a little apathetic for our interview. She was anything but. The 29-year-old model was brimming with energy and enthusiasm…

Our Spotlight article this month looks at Dr Tetsu Nakamura, a man who should be celebrating his 75th birthday today. Tragically, the Japanese physician was shot and killed two years ago while heading…

Musician and actor Gackt will be going on a hiatus for an indefinite period. The 48-year-old singer has dysphonia (vocal disorder) and has been told by doctors it would be impossible to…

One of the great joys of living in a city like Tokyo is the frequent occurrence of the unexpected. Small surprises can brighten your day and make you look at the city…