japan

News

See inside the Totoro area of the new Studio Ghibli theme park

The iconic Japanese animation studio just revealed what their 'My Neighbor Totoro'-themed land will look like.
Douglas Greenwood
6.4.21
News

Rare Yayoi Kusama artworks are up for auction in New York

In May 2021, a number of the legendary Japanese artist’s earliest unseen works will be available for sale at Bonhams auction house.
Jenna Mahale
3.18.21
News

This film explores the unique experience of designing fashion for diverse models

'Clothes in Conversation' follows the inspiring process of six Japanese designers creating adaptive garments for people of different abilities.
Briony Wright
3.16.21
Culture

Pink films: the sexual revolution of Japanese cinema

How the 1960s softcore filmmaking movement behind ‘Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands’ and ‘Gushing Prayer’ transformed the industry in Japan.
James Balmont
3.10.21
Culture

People of Japan is a snapshot of daily life across Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka

Photographer Mark Manzi documents the beauty in the ordinary and our anxious relationship with technology.
Jenna Mahale
3.1.21
Music

Help! I'm obsessed with... Atarashii Gakko!

Please inject this chaotic Japanese idol group straight into my veins.
Frankie Dunn
2.17.21
News

A look inside the new Studio Ghibli theme park

Howl’s Moving Castle is being built to scale!!!!
Douglas Greenwood
2.8.21
Fashion

How to access every issue of Japanese men's street style mag TUNE

Following the digitisation of STREET, Shoichi Aoki is bringing his men's style spin-off online too.
Ryan White
1.7.21
Music

Meet Chanmina, the Japanese-Korean artist taking East Asia by storm

From high school rapper to self-assured pop icon with attitude, Chanmina reflects on her 'Angel' EP and how 2020 changed her.
Sota Nagashima
12.7.20
straight ups

Black Japanese youth discuss BLM and their experiences of racism

The East Asian nation is home to a sizeable Black diaspora, but the experiences of its members are rarely represented in Japan's cultural mainstream.
Sogo Hiraiwa
10.8.20
Beauty

Tokyo model Megumu wants to help diversify Japan's beauty standards

Tired of the uniform industry she works in, Instagram fave Megumu shares her dreams of a business that respects the individuality of models.
MAKOTO KIKUCHI
10.8.20
Music

An interview with Kyoto rapper Daichi Yamamoto

The Japanese-Jamaican artist discusses the BLM movement in Japan and his new EP.
Yuho Nomura
10.6.20
0116