• Rocker Yoshiki Tops Classical Charts
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  • Francis Ford Coppola
    Exclusive Interview
  • Tomomi Itano
    Graduating from AKB48
  • 2013 "America's Got Talent" Winner
    Dancer Kenichi Ebina
  • Tao Okamoto
    International Supermodel
  • Tokyo Street Fashion
    Harajuku Trendsetters
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    KISS on the Catwalk
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    Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum
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    Alice Cooper Retrospective
  • Senjaku Nakamura
    Interview with a Kabuki Performer
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Doing Business in the U.S. and Japan

CEO in Focus Clarion Corporation of America Paul Lachner, President TJ: Have you noticed any difference in the corporate cultures or mana...


Mari’s Homemade Cooking Recipes

How to make Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet) とんかつ Ingredients (4 servings): • 4 center cut pork chops • Salt and pepper • 1 cup of panko (Japanes...


Tao Okamoto

Tao Okamoto Japanese Supermodel Interview by Anthony Al-JamieJapanese supermodel Tao Okamoto resides in New York City, where she is captur...



Japan’s Rock Legend Yoshiki Rocks Classical Charts Worldwide Visual Kei Pioneer Rock Legend and Classical Genius Gets Intimate with TJ Int...


2013 America's Got Talent Winner

2013 America's Got Talent Winner: Kenichi Ebina Sneak Preview On September 18th, 2013, dancer Kenichi Ebina became the first Japanese perfo...


Dwell on Design

Modern Design and Lifestyle Event Sees Record Attendance Dwell on Design, America’s largest modern design event, was held at the Los Angele...



Travel to Southern California

San Diego and Orange County TJ’S hotel reviewers and their bicultural families headed out to Southern California to scope out some of the ...


Anime Expo

Anime Expo 2013By Tokyo Journal Interns Hana Kobayashi, Chisato Kato and Luning Zhang A RECORD-BREAKING 61,000 anime and manga lovers from ...


Summer 2013 Cool Car Award: Fisker Karma

Sexy + Sustainability WHO said being environmentally friendly can’t be sleek and sexy? The Karma consumes no gasoline for the first 50 mile...


In Memoriam: Nagisa Oshima

How a studio trained director quit the system to go independent and become one of the most influential filmmakers in Japanese history. NAGI...



Tokyo Journal looks at the future of e-books and raises the question of whether e-books are worth the paper they are not printed on. Famous...


Learn English: The English Club

The English Club is coming soon!  Check back for more information on how you can learn English and expand your social network through The En...



A New Place

There is nothing like the first morning in a new, foreign place. At first it seems like any other morning; I’m half asleep and my body and m...

Yoga Lifestyle

Yoga Crosses Cultures

ON any given day I interact with people from around the world. I attend meetings with colleagues from France, the Philippines and Bangladesh...



What is the most beneficial way to reward your children? Buy them a new toy? Allow them to stay up later? Let them watch a special TV show? ...

Language & Education

My Language Creates Me

My Language Creates Me By David Nunan I’VE never met Costica Bradatan, but I would like to. I recently came across a newspaper article he ...

Japanese Business Expert

Building the World’s Best Smart City for the Tokyo Olympics

Building the World’s Best Smart City for the Tokyo Olympics TOKYO will host the 2020 Olympic Games. Since the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Japan ha...

Tokyo Photography

Moments in Construction

Moments in Construction by H. Suzuki TJ: Can you describe the process of taking photographs at a construction site? SUZUKI: Shooting in ...

Haitian Culture & Politics

Synopsis of Haitian Art

Synopsis of Art by Artists of Haitian Descent in the Diaspora –– Part II By Marcel Duret and Fred Thomas One of Haiti’s greatest exports ...

Translation & Subtitling

Natsuko Toda

Movie Subtitling with Natsuko Toda Interview series with Japan’s most renowned translator of foreign films and interpreter for Hollywood st...

Music Gallery

Alice Cooper Photo Retrospective

On Tour with Bob GruenAlice Cooper RetrospectiveI first photographed Alice Cooper in 1971 when he played at the legendary Fillmore East in N...

Fashion Designer

Junko Koshino

Tokyo's Fashion Queen and Tony Award-nominee Junko Koshino, renowned for her fashion,costume and uniform design, shares the latest in Tokyo'...

Strategist & Nuclear Expert

Capitalist Societies in the Future

What Will Happen in Capitalist Societies in the Future? Dialogue on the Future of Modern Civilization Human Society is Developing Dialecti...


Through the Eyes of Yankelovich

  Rethinking the MBA   As the global financial crisis has subsided, some business schools have added one or two courses on ethics to thei...


Editor's Insight

Garrity's Japan

The Open Road The following is a continuation of Robert Garrity’s story describing his walk across Japan replicating haiku poet Matsuo Bas...

Tokyo Time Warp

Hanayashiki, Asakusa

Hanayashiki, Asakusa By Kjeld Duits A MAJOR tourist attraction in Tokyo is the Buddhist temple of Sensō-ji in Asakusa. Every year nearly...

Editorial Features & Reviews

The Silence of the Sengu

Reflections on Time at the Grand Shrines of Ise By Peter Grilli Every 20 years, the Imperial Grand Shrines at Ise are totally rebuilt in a...

Movie, Music & Entertainment

Tomomi Itano

Graduating from AKB48 Tomomi Itano Interview by Dr. Anthony Al-JamieTomomi Itano has been called the “Queen of Commercials” in Japan. She ...

Tokyo Street Fashion


Tokyo Journal Street Editor Kjeld Duits hits the streets with his lens to see what's hot in Harajuku The complete article is available in I...

Living Legend

Francis Ford Coppola

On October 16, 2013, Francis Ford Coppola, one of the most influential movie directors, producers and screenwriters of all time, was awarded...

Celebrity Showcase

Performer Yusuke Onuki

Performer Yusuke Onuki Reflecting on Dorian Gray, Dancing, Singing and ActingPhoto courtesy of HoriProInterview by Miyuki Kawai TJ: How did...


Cultural Ambassador Danny Choo

Danny Choo is the founder of media production company Mirai Inc., which focuses on sharing Japanese lifestyle with the world though the Inte...


Toyo Ito

Architect Toyo Ito Presented with the 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize ON May 29, 2013, Tom Pritzker, chairman of The Hyatt Foundation, pre...

TJ Business Expert

Japan and Globalization

Japan and Globalization English: The Global Language of Business Interview with Yukuo Takenaka TJ: How important is it for Japan’s future ...

Living Legend

Living Legend - Tadao Ando

Tadao Ando Self-Taught Architect Tadao Ando, born in 1941, is a former boxer who became one of Japan’s most renowned architects. His proje...

Photo Gallery

Photo Contest Grand Prize Winners

The following photos are from Grand Prize Winners of the Japan Tourism Agency’s 2012-2013 Share your WOW! Photo Contest. These were selected...

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