Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Cuba Gooding, Jr. Academy Award Winning Actor Expands his Creative Boundaries With his mother being a singer with the Sweethearts and his f...

Living Legend

Incomparable Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Far More than the Greatest Basketball Player of All Time Interview by Anthony Al-Jamie It's little wonder that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has bee...


Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

Japan's Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, the Queen of Kawaii Interview by Anthony Al-Jamie Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has caused a revolution in the J-pop world ...


Sebastian Masuda

Ambassador of Kawaii Interview by Anthony Al-Jamie Fashion, art exhibition, music video, and even Christmas tree designer, Sebastian Masud...


Creative Lab: Party

It takes a special sort of talent to mastermind the world's first 3D photobooth, a replica Lady Gaga speaker, or a radio signal-repellent fa...


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...


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.                     ...

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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...



Hanjo German Photographer, Yoram Roth, Pays Tribute to Yukio Mishima’s Noh Opera Adaptation A sullen geisha sitting alone at a station, Ha...



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 ...

Music Gallery

John Lennon & Yoko Ono

New York, 1971 – 1980 I first saw John and Yoko at a benefit concert at the Apollo Theater shortly after they arrived in New York City in 1...

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 ...

Fashion Designer

Junko Koshino

Fashion Design by Junko Koshino Tokyo's Fashion Queen and Tony Award-nominee Junko Koshino, renowned for her cutting edge clothes, costume ...

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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...


Editorial Features & Reviews

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. ...

Tokyo Street Fashion

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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...



A Revolution in Live Entertainment SIRO-A is a performance group, originating from Sendai, that utilizes modern technology to create optica...


Kenichi Ebina's Got Talent!

Kenichi Ebina is a self-taught dancer, performance artist, choreographer, and winner of America’s Got Talent: Season 8. He fuses freestyle, ...



Visual-Kei Stars are Living the Dream NIGHTMARE has enjoyed huge success since the Japanese visual kei rock band started in 2000, helped in...



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

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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...

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 ...

Photo Gallery

New Year’s in Kyoto

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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...

Living Legend

Yoko Ono

Tokyo Journal’s Exclusive Interview with Yoko Ono on the 33rd Anniversary of John Lennon’s Death Interview by Anthony Al-Jamie Why is Yoko...

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