Okinawa prefecture comprises nearly 150 islands, of which Iriomote is the second largest behind Okinawa Island. Lush jungle covers almost all of the isle’s 284 km²—much of this landscape remains untouched. Magnificent mangrove forests, waterfalls, and endangered species, such as the Iriomote wildcat contribute to this unique ecosystem, and one of Japan’s largest coral reefs rests between Iriomote and the neighboring island of Ishigaki. In this episode, we’ve given you a taste of Iriomote’s natural beauty.
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.
tofubeats: from Netlabels to Warner, the Portrait of an Online Prodigy
From his childhood bedroom where he composed his first dance pop tracks to big nights out in Tokyo, tofubeats' talent has spread far and wide.
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.
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.
Hiroshi Nagai's Sun-Drenched Pop Paintings Pay Homage to California
Hiroshi Nagai, Japan's answer to David Hockney, has the gift of transporting viewers to the west coast of America as it was in the 1950s.