All of my friends know I’m a book addict. When I’m not making trips across Tokyo to visit new and exciting libraries, I’m crawling the back streets of Jimbocho looking for a…

A six-foot rugged Canadian lumberjack, wrapped in PVC and slapped with lipstick and fake nails: that’s cross-dresser and dominatrix Dominique Dubois, the pride of Totsuka, Kanagawa. A self-described “bitch who loves life,”…

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…

Gender, sex, expression and performativity — read enough Judith Butler and you start to feel like a gender Matryoshka doll. Julia Your-Makeup-Is-Terrible (Julia YMIT) and Miss Leading are two fellow assigned female…

With her exquisite face, curvy body, famous body hair and notoriously large padded posterior, drag queen Labianna draws crowds expecting a sex goddess. But when she pulls out an enema bulb and…

[Warning: this article contains explicit content] French-born porn star Axel Abysse typically blends in when in Japan. He keeps his undercut shaved and his beard trimmed. He wears sports tank tops and…

Two sapphic women, a murder case, an obsession for lust and a question: Would you kill for love?

Kochi's local-turned-global performing arts is all about freedom of expression — and now, it finally goes online in a one-off glorious performance

New York. Paris. Tokyo. Vogue is a rich and storied dance form, taking the world by storm. In recent years, voguing has become increasingly prominent in Tokyo and Osaka’s house music scenes.…

Hundreds of smiling faces gathered on Zoom for the second year in a row for the annual College Women’s Association of Japan (CWAJ) meeting and scholarship announcement on May 19, 2021. Last year might…

Women in Japan face countless issues, yet there are so many females here that have shown it is still possible to shine in a male-dominated society. Examples in the art and literature…

In the 1971 seminal essay, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?,” art historian Linda Nochlin contends that women artists have been so marginalized throughout history that masterful works of art have erroneously…