July 24, 2018
Along with the hum of cicadas, the tinkling of wind chimes and the crack of baseball bats, nothing quite defines Japanese summers like the bursting of fireworks. Literally thousands of fireworks events are held around the country and are attended...
July 17, 2018
This edition of Japanophiles is about more than great wine, although that is exactly what American Bruce Gutlove has devoted his life to producing. His story about embarking on adventures, overcoming challenges, and finding a new home unfolds as a traveler's tale that...
What makes Japanese hot springs so great? What makes a haunted house fun? What’s a cool place in Tokyo to grab a drink? Peter Barakan picks five shows that made a big impression on him.
Peter Barakan is a Tokyo-based freelance broadcaster, who has been creating and presenting radio programs featuring an eclectic mix of music for 35 years. Born in London in 1951, he studied Japanese at the University of London’s School of Oriental and...
Born in Washington, D.C. in 1973, Matt’s interest in Japan was first kindled by robot toys in his childhood. These days the whole world loves anime, sushi, and countless other aspects of Japanese culture, but things were quite different back then. After majoring...
Emma is a British actor from London who is based in Japan. Her interest in acting started when she was very young, and she had roles in lots of productions at a drama club associated with the Theatre Royal Norwich. She studied acting at Mountview Theatre...