Japanese culture

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February 23, 2011

Japan’s Fashion Subcultures

From Gothic Lolitas to French maids, Japan’s incredible fashion evolution is now being led by its young females.

In Search of New Japanese Artists
February 17, 2011

In Search of New Japanese Artists

Art is a reflection of society. Does a lack of emerging talent from top art schools reflect a passionless Japan?

February 10, 2011

One Job, Two Settings

In Japan students and artists alike find it difficult to deviate from the norm. Both art and a sense of community can help.

January 01, 2011

Will Manhwa Catch Manga?

Comics are getting a boost thanks to the iPad. Does this mean Korean comics will now get a share of the spotlight too?

December 27, 2010

Sapporo, Japan: Worth a Visit

This often forgotten Japanese city to the north is surprisingly modern, friendly and design-savvy — and well worth a visit.

A ‘Global Denim Project’
December 09, 2010

A ‘Global Denim Project’

A new project looks at denim’s popularity around the world and highlights the link between what we wear and identity.

November 15, 2010

Japan’s Future Look

With new challenges ahead, will the country’s landscape be able to hold onto its distinctively ‘Japanese’ look?

November 12, 2010

What is ‘Japaneseness’?

What does it mean to say that a building or a piece of culture is Japanese? Defining ‘Japaneseness’ is no easy feat.

November 09, 2010

Japan: Where Conflict Is Harmony

Japan’s landscape is often seen as one made up of numerous conflicting elements. Is this really the case?

November 08, 2010

One-of-a-Kind Japan

What makes Japan’s landscape unique? The answer may lie in its centuries-old traditions and eccentric cities.

November 05, 2010

Japan’s Streets and Gardens

What is it about Japan’s visual landscape that sets it apart? A closer look at its streets and gardens reveals some clues.

The ‘Japanese Aesthetic’
November 01, 2010

The ‘Japanese Aesthetic’

What is it about Japan’s visual landscape that sets it apart—and helps make it a popular destination for visitors?

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