CULTURE
Pinku Eiga, the World of Erotic and Engaged Japanese Cinema
Pinku eiga (pink films), is a film genre that combines eroticism and violence and implicitly dissects the idiosyncrasies of Japanese society.
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CULTURE
The Book ‘Tokyo Vice’ Comes to the Small Screen
After yakuza, hostess bars and trafficking of all kinds created intrigue in a successful novel, it wasn't long before the small screen snapped it up.
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CULTURE
The Virtues of the Tea Ceremony in the Digital Age
Long considered as rigid and elitist due to its many rules, the Japanese tea ceremony has recently come back into fashion.
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Hatarakimono: Portraits of Japanese Workers by K-NARF
With a hundred portraits of Japanese workers in uniform, Hatarakimono Project bears witness to an upheaval in the world of work.
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CULTURE
Paris, Tokyo: Nobuyuki Nakajima
In the last episode in the series Paris, Tokyo, we meet pianist, arranger and composer Nobuyuki Nakajima, who now works in Paris with singer Jane Birkin.
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Chiharu Shiota, Red Threads of the Soul
Last year, more than 660,000 people visited the retrospective 'Chiharu Shiota: The Soul Trembles' exhibit at the Mori Art Museum.
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A House Uniting Modernity with Okinawan Nature and Tradition
Atop a small hill in Nanjo City, Okinawa, there sits a large house with a concrete roof. It is the home-cum-office of Toshiyuki Igarashi.
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Created by oysters, cultivated by humans
It was the Mikimoto jewellery house, in the Ise-Shima region of Japan, that discovered for the first time how to grow a cultured pearl.

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