Category Archives: Manga

New Film of Japan’s Greatest Artist

In the years before he died, Katsushika Hokusai is reported to have said: “If Heaven will grant me just five more years, then I will become a real painter.” This showed the acerbic wit of the man whose work has … Continue reading

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Reiko’s School Trip to the End of the World

Sapporo – the capital city of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido! The word ‘island’ doesn’t really do justice to the sprawling scope of Hokkaido – think of it as Scotland, and Sapporo as Edinburgh, and you’ll have an idea of … Continue reading

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Sonik Kicks in Odaiba

Saturday night; the 303 Crew heads down to Odaiba to see Paul Weller live. Plenty of tracks off the new album, some Style Council gems … but only one Jam song. Shame. But at least it was a great song! … Continue reading

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We Interrupt This Program

Dear Readers, Due to a family emergency next week I shall be in the UK. I am hoping to put up a report when I get back – but until then, here’s this.

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The Science of Doraemon

The current special exhibition at the Tokyo Miraikan Science Museum is “The Science of Doraemon”. It might be an anime for kids – but some of the concepts in the show are being taken very seriously by the world’s scientists, … Continue reading

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