Having two eyes prevents us from simplifying things, from seeing everything around us two-dimensionally. I guess you could say that seeing through two eyes is what makes us human.
Ashok speaks to Miho Hatori of Cibo Matto about her new creative endeavors, Tokyo versus New York, and what gets lost in translation.
The story behind Japanese artist Rokudenashiko’s arrest for her vagina-inspired sculptures
“I didn’t care whether they understood me, then I said, ‘Hello, hello,’ again, soldiers climbed out of their foxholes and looked at me, they couldn’t understand, but they knew where I came from, they just looked at me”
I didn’t expect him to smile and say, “I love you,” as Americans did. I had never seen him smile and I would never expect him to embrace me; he never had. But perhaps there was some way—some subtle, casual way—that he could acknowledge my worth.
Obama on emojis, Pacquiao v. Mayweather, protests on the Japanese Prime Minister, and more.
The novelist talks about his favorite samurai movies, the violence of imperialism, and his struggle to remember Japan
Coming to terms with grief after the 2011 T?hoku earthquake and tsunami
Poet and journalist Luis H. Francia journeys through Japan, bearing witness to the devastation wrought by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami—and to the creativity arising from these very areas.
In Japan, stationery magazines repopulate like bunnies.