Japan

The Happiness of the Katakuris (Takashi Miike, 2001)
Film & TVSex, zombies, and guitars: why Japan is king at making mad music films
Yayoi Kusama yellow pumpkin
Art & PhotographyOh my gourd! Yayoi Kusama’s yellow pumpkin washes out to sea
Sky Brown
Life & CultureSkater Sky Brown makes history as Britain’s youngest Olympic medallist
Momiji Nishiya wins in women’s skateboarding, Olympics 2020
Life & CultureA 13-year-old just won the first ever Olympic gold in women’s skateboarding
Tezuka’s Barbara
Film & TVTezuka’s Barbara: the ‘un-filmable’ erotic fantasy from Japan’s Walt Disney
Hikaru Utada 2
MusicJ-pop megastar Hikaru Utada on teen fame, discrimination, and grief
CHAI
MusicCHAI’s jubilant quarantine record is ‘an album for all of us’
Vault by Vans x Wacko Maria
FashionVault by Vans and Wacko Maria’s new collection celebrates collector culture
Spirited Away still, Studio Ghibli
Film & TVStudio Ghibli’s Spirited Away will be turned into a stage play
One Cut of the Dead, Shin’ichirô Ueda (2017)
Film & TVHow films about filmmaking are revolutionising Japanese cinema
Tokyo Gore Police
Film & TVAn introduction to Yoshihiro Nishimura, the whacky king of body horror
Madonna, Kenji Wakasugi (1985)
Art & PhotographyThese provocative portraits capture Madonna on her ascent to superstardom
The breakdancers gunning for the 2024 Paris Olympics
Life & CultureMeet the breakdancers gunning for the 2024 Paris Olympics
Battle Royale, Kinji Fukasaku
Film & TVHow Japan’s 90s teen delinquency crisis inspired a wave of killer movies
‘Joe Baiden’ is Japan's answer to the US president-elect
PoliticsMeet Jo Baiden: Japanese mayor goes viral after Joe Biden’s US election win
Supreme x Toshio Saeki collaborative collection erotic art
FashionSupreme links up with ‘The Godfather of Japanese Erotica’ for new collab
Studio Ghibli founder sketch cute characters for his museum
Film & TVWatch Hayao Miyazaki sketch cute characters for the Studio Ghibli Museum
Kowagarasetai
Life & CultureA Japanese zombie coffin experience wants to relieve your COVID-19 stress
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Film & TVThe Studio Ghibli theme park confirms its 2022 opening date
Princess Mononoke inspired campsite
Film & TVA Princess Mononoke-inspired campsite is opening in Japan
Werner Herzog 2
Film & TVWerner Herzog on fact and fiction in Japan’s rent-a-family business
Japanese condom brand
Life & CultureA Japanese condom brand has made a weird AF anime about safe sex
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MusicWatch the original Cowboy Bebop band virtually perform theme song ‘Tank’
Electric Dragon 80.000 V, Sogo Ishii
Film & TVA guide to Japanese cyberpunk cinema with three of its visionary directors