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  • WagakkiBand: Traditional Japan x Modern Rock
  • Akira Kurosawa’s Legacy
  • Nobel Physics Laureate Dr. Shuji Nakamura
  • Cosplay Conventions
  • Big Hero 6: Japan-influenced Oscar Winner
  • Chiaki: TV celeb talks about her children’s app
  • Harajuku Fashion Walk
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Miyavi: The Samurai Guitarist

Making Music and Movie Magic MIYAVI is making waves on both sides of the ocean in the music and movie industries. Born in 1981as Takamasa I...

MOVIES,MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

VAMPS

Japanese Rock Phenoms HYDE and K.A.Z Not many Japanese bands tour internationally a year after their founding, let alone perform on the bat...

EDITORIAL FEATURES & REVIEWS

Akira Kurosawa’s Legacy

Akira Kurosawa’s Legacy Impacts a New Generation of Filmmakers Hisao Kurosawa Shares his Father’s Legacy with Young Filmmakers Throughout t...

MANGA & ANIME

Chicchai Ossan

Amagasaki’s “Middle-Aged Guy” Mascot Visits L.A. Chicchai Ossan is one of Japan’s most popular regional mascots along with Kumamon and Funa...

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

Dennis Awori: Toyota in Africa

Formerly Kenya’s ambassador to Korea and Japan (2004-2009) and now representing Toyota Tsusho Corporation as chairman in 13 African states, ...

Living Legend

Living Legend - Dr. Shuji Nakamura

Nobel Physics Laureate Shuji Nakamura Sheds Light on How He Invented the Blue LED Dr. Shuji Nakamura, along with two other Japanese researc...

TRAVEL & FOOD

Mari's Homemade Cooking Recipes

Mari's Homemade Cooking Recipes How to Make Inari-zushi Ingredients: 4 sheets of abura-age (deep-fried tofu) (A) 1.5 tablespoons of su...

CITYSCOPE

Where to Stay in Toronto

Where to Stay in Toronto SoHo Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto Here are Tokyo Journal’s recommendations on places to stay in Toronto’s buzzing ...

TRENDS & SOCIETY

The Future of Education in Japan

Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Hakubun Shimomura, Shares the Ministry’s School of Thought Hakubun ...

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Innovations and Inventions

Innovations and Inventions Changing Samurai Style The ongoing presence and purity of Japan’s traditional culture in so many areas of life i...

Parenting

It's Not Fair

It's Not Fair Parenting Oldest, Middle and Youngest Children The challenge of communicating with and disciplining children is something al...

Lifestyles

Red or Green Light

Red or Green Light   Clear signals are easy to follow. Just as with traffic lights, we know when to stop and when to go. We obey the rules...

Yoga Lifestyle

Relax with the Rangers

Relax with the Rangers Yoga & Wellness Advocate Judit Torok When recovering from a cold or flu, some might experience a lingering head...

Language & Education

Instructor or Educator

David Nunan's Global Classroom Instructor or Educator: What’s the Difference? Think of all the terms that are used to describe someone who...

Haitian Culture & Politics

Various Styles

Various Styles  By Marcel Duret and Fred Thomas There is a traditional painterly approach to painting in which the techniques and styles r...

Tokyo Photography

Photographer Hiroyuki Suzuki

Photographer Hiroyuki Suzuki “Tool” for “Needs” In building the right tools for our needs, the Japanese breathe a soul into their products...

Commentary

Challenging Economist Worldview

Through the Eyes of Yankelovich Challenging the Economist Worldview In a recent New York Times article, the noted American economist Tyler...

Fashion Designer

Junko Koshino

Fashion Design by Junko Koshino “What led you to hold a fashion show in China?” That’s what Li Zhao asked me at a party after she hosted “C...

Music Gallery

New York Dolls

Go on tour with legendary rock photographer Bob Gruen, who is one of the most well known and respected photographers in Rock and Roll. WHEN...

Japanese Business Expert

Linking Growth to HR Strategy

Former Accenture Chairman Masakatsu Mori shares his 30 years of experience in advising many of Japan’s leading corporations as well as forei...

Strategist & Nuclear Expert

Buddhism

Buddhism Interview with Philosopher Dr. Hiroshi Tasaka TJ: How do you define Buddhism? TASAKA: Buddhism is a kind of “cosmology” that can...

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TRENDS & SOCIETY

Marie Kondo

Kondo Your Condo and Keep the Things That Spark Joy Actress Jamie Lee Curtis described Marie Kondo as a modern-day “Marie Poppins” in TIME ...

Living Legend

Living Legend - Dr. Rod Ellis

World-Acclaimed Applied Linguist Helps Pioneer Online Education Dr. Rod Ellis is a world-acclaimed British applied linguist and thought lea...

Editor's Insight

Garrity's Japan

Garrity's Japan Revisiting Roppongi When I first moved to Japan in 1958, Tokyo was, as it is today, the center of action. At that time, Gi...

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The Legacy of Donald Richie

The Legacy of Donald Richie The following is part of Tokyo Journal’s Living Tribute to Donald Richie who passed away on February 19, 2013. ...

Interviews

Consul General of Japan, L.A.

Harry H. Horinouchi Shares his Experience in Japan, China and the U.S. In August 2014, Harry (Hidehisa) Horinouchi was appointed the Consul...

MOVIES,MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

Big Hero 6

Japan-Influenced Big Hero 6 Scores Oscar for Best Animated Film Voice Actor Ryan Potter and CG Animator Matsune Suzuki Talk about the Heart...

MOVIES,MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

WagakkiBand

Fusing East and West with Old and New WagakkiBand is an intriguing act that fuses rock music with wagakki (traditional Japanese musical ins...

Tokyo Street Fashion

Streetstyle Glamour

Tokyo Journal photographer Lola Rose captures the latest in street fashion in her photo column "Streetstyle Glamour." ...

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Harajuku Fashion Walk

Tokyo Journal Street Photographer Malgorzata Dittmar hits the streets with her lens to see what's hot in Harajuku The complete article can ...

MOVIES,MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

Chiaki

Chiaki Known simply by her first name, Chiaki has not only been a Japanese television icon for over two decades, but she is also known as t...

MOVIES,MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

Actor and Singer Genki Hirakata

Actor and Singer Genki Hirakata Young Actor Takes on Old Role as the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland Tokyo Journal Executive Editor An...

MOVIES,MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

Megumi Hamada Captivates Memphis

Megumi Hamada Takes Center Stage in Memphis   Between 1995 and 2010, as a member of Shiki Theatrical Company, Megumi Hamada played ...

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Mitsuki Takahata

Mitsuki Takahata Japanese Actress and Singer Makes International Debut in Award-Winning Film 2014 proved to be a busy year for 23-year-old...

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Shonen Knife

Shonen Knife Pop Punk Trio Rock With 1,000+ Shows and 20 Albums Over 30 Years The late Nirvana singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain was one of the...

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BABYMETAL

BABYMETAL Head-Turning Headbangers Taking the World by Storm BABYMETAL are breaking new ground in more ways than one. ...

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