CULTURE
Haunted Houses Making for New Property Businesses in Japan
Tending towards the superstitious, the Japanese avoid renting out houses where the former tenant died in suspicious circumstances...
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CULTURE
Wa, the Japanese Empire of Harmony
Prioritising agreement and harmony over personal views: this is the philosophy behind wa, a value which runs through Japanese society.
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FOOD
In Vancouver ‘Tonkatsu’ Fans are Going Wild for Saku
On the west coast of Canada, there is a small restaurant specialising in tonkatsu, a fried breaded pork dish popular in Japan.
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CULTURE
Facetasm’s Hybrid Shapes
For its latest collection, the designer brought together influences from classicism to baroque and from gothic style to pop culture.
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ARTS
Paris, Kyoto: Kohei Nawa
The Japanese sculptor Kohei Nawa talks us about his monumental work Throne currently displayed under the Pyramid of the Musée du Louvre in Paris.
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ARTS
1964 — Photographer Cody Ellingham Explores the Architecture of the First Tokyo Olympics
We visit with architectural photographer Cody Ellingham the modern forms of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in Komazawa Olympic Park and Nippon Budokan.
ARTS
The Vision of Toshiyuki Inoko, a Founder of teamLab
What exactly is teamLab, known as an art collective? To find out, we interviewed its founder and chief representative, Toshiyuki Inoko.
DESIGN
The Fighter Jet-Shaped Mazda RX500 in the Words of its Original Designer
The Mazda RX500 was not a mere show car, but a prototype vehicle, developed as the successor to [the Mazda] Cosmo Sports.

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