• X Japan Rocks New York
  • Harajuku Street Fashion
  • Noam Chomsky Saving the World
  • Dr. Kazuo Inamori Shares his Wisdom
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • International Cosplay Conventions
  • FEMM: Far East Mention Mannequins
  • BABYMETAL Going Global
  • Marty Friedman: Big in Japan
  • Shonen Knife
  • Dr. Sanjay Gupta: A Real-Life Superhero
  • Where to Stay in Tokyo


Living Legend

Living Legend - Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky Saving the World from Self-Destruction Linguist, cognitive scientist, philosopher, logician and political commentator–all of ...


F i.n.t & an another angelus

F i.n.t and an another angelus Going global with retro girly fashion Free International’s clothing brands F i.n.t, F i.n.t Cherry, dé cora...


Boyz II Men

Boyz II Men Singing Sensation Shawn Stockman Talks About the Best-Selling R&B Group of All Time According to the Recording Industry As...


Sister Cities Int'l Conference

FOUNDED by United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956, Sister Cities International (SCI) is a non-profit national membership organ...


X Japan Rocks New York

X Japan Rocks New York's Madison Square Garden Japan’s Greatest Rock Band Takes a Bite out of the Big Apple Interview by Anthony Al-Jamie ...


Mari’s Homemade Cooking Recipes

How to Gyoza (Japanese pan-fried dumplings) 餃子 Ingredients: • 200g of ground meat • 2 bundles of Chinese chives • 6-10 leaves of cabbag...


Crossword Puzzle

Crossword Puzzle: Issue #270

  Places and Landmarks in Tokyo Click here to download a PDF file with the Answer Key Please Note: The question for 30 ACROSS was create...

Japanese Test of Communication Practice Quiz

Test your Japanese!

The Japanese Test of Communication (JTOC) - pronounced "Jay-talk" is a 200-question Japanese language proficiency exam.                     ...

Welcome to Tokyo Journal's English Club!

Improve your English with TJ!

東京ジャーナルのイングリッシュ・クラブへようこそ!英語を勉強したいみなさんのオンラインコミュニティーです。 ...


Travel to Las Vegas & Portland, OR

Travel to Las Vegas and Portland, Oregon TJ’s hotel reviewers headed to Las Vegas and Portland to experience the best places to stay and mo...


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, ...


Doraemon Debuts on Disney

JAPAN’S beloved manga and anime character Doraemon has made it to Disney! The TV and film series “Doraemon” is being broadcast in the United...


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...

Fashion Designer

Junko Koshino

Fashion Design by Junko Koshino Timeless Style 2015 marks the 400th anniversary of the Rimpa School of Japanese painting. This world-class...


6 Seconds: Passionate Relationship

Six Seconds to a Passionate Relationship HOW long is it since you experienced a little excitement in your relationship? How long since you ...

Yoga Lifestyle

Warrior for Confidence

Yoga & Wellness Advocate JUDIT TOROK A regular visitor to Tokyo, New York City- based yoga instructor and interculturalist Judit Torok...


Establishing Relationships

A 30-year veteran Marriage Family and Child therapist, mother of five, and grandmother of 10, Lorraine Al-Jamie helps parents to acquire ski...

Language & Education

How I Speak is Who I Am

How I Speak is Who I Am EVERY now and then, I have a conversation that goes something like this: New Acquaintance: So, where are you from?...

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...


Through the Eyes of Yankelovich

Through the Eyes of Yankelovich A Debate with Large Consequences In industrialized nations we are in the early stages of one of the most i...

Haitian Culture & Politics

Synopsis of Haitian Art

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

Tokyo Photography

Depicting the World with a Zen Mind

LOOKING over his collection of photos and prints that were exhibited at the “Tokyo” photography exhibition at the Shanghai Art Museum, most ...

Strategist & Nuclear Expert


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

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...




BABYMETAL Head-Turning Headbangers Taking the World by Storm BABYMETAL are breaking new ground in more ways than one. Formed in 2010 when ...


FEMM Far East Mention Mannequins

FEMM Far East Mention Mannequins Latex-Clad Electronic Pop Duo are a Twerk of Art The concept: Two mannequins, RiRi (a combat mannequin) ...

Living Legend

Living Legend - Dr. Kazuo Inamori

Kyocera Founder Dr. Kazuo Inamori Entrepreneurial Innovator Blends Buddhist Beliefs with Business Practices Entrepreneur, philanthropist ...

Tokyo Street Fashion

Streetstyle Glamour

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


F i.n.t & an another angelus

F i.n.t and an another angelus Going global with retro girly fashion Free International’s clothing brands F i.n.t, F i.n.t Cherry, dé cora...

Tokyo Street Fashion

Tokyo Street Fashion/Harajuku

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

Tokyo Street Fashion

Streetstyle Glamour

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

Movie, Music & Entertainment

Holmes' Schooling

NHK’s new twist on Sherlock Holmes By Charlotte Goff FEW could doubt that Sherlock Holmes is the world’s most famous fictional detective. ...

Editor's Insight

Garrity's Japan

Editor’s Insight Garrity’s Japan A Visit to the Shirakawa Barrier The following is a continuation of Robert Garrity’s story describing hi...



Here's to the End of the World Japanese Band SEKAI NO OWARI Reaching No.1 with “Snow Magic Fantasy” (2014), and No.2 with both “RPG” (2013...

Editorial Features & Reviews

Fumiko Hayashi

Leading a Revolution in Equality & Sustainability Yokohama Mayor Fumiko Hayashi Sets her Sights on Making Yokohama the Most Progressive...

Movie, Music & Entertainment

Hatsune Miku

Virtual Singer Hatsune Miku The World’s Leading Vocaloid Opens for Lady Gaga Japan’s top superstar with more fans on the Internet than any...

Photo Gallery

New Year’s in Kyoto

New Year's in Kyoto ...

Tokyo Time Warp

Time Warp

Time Warp Nijubashi, Imperial Palace AMONG the most photographed spots in Tokyo is the entrance to the Imperial Palace. Every day thousand...


Paul Tange

Genius is in the Genes Interview with Tange Associates President Paul Noritaka Tange SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 marked 100 years since the birth of...

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