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Trusting Tradition: Pasteboard’s Glitter” Will Never Grow Old

December 21, 2021

Nicholas Lykoudis waxes lyrical about Japanese shoegaze band Pasteboard's...

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SAIC Beat, S03E02 – Two Lies & A...

May 4, 2020

One story is true, and the other two are fabrications. Your hosts must guess...

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Uncomfortable Truths

April 9, 2018

Sam Heaps discusses a two-day symposium regarding "comfort women" jointly held...

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“God Bless Baseball” Addresses Korean, Japanese, US Relations

February 12, 2016

Toshiki Okada's play at MCA: Stage uses baseball to walk through the...

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Five Japanese Cats to Follow on Instagram

February 22, 2015

Our resident ailurophile shares her top picks, in honor of Japanese Cat Day.

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Beyond Angry Girls and Punk Lyrics

January 17, 2015

Yoshitomo Nara: Drawings, 1984–2013 shows a previously...

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Gurafiku: Japanese Graphic Design

October 31, 2014

Ryan Hageman investigates communication at the intersections of language and...

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New Topographies

July 18, 2014

Police arrested and detained Tokyo-based artist Megumi Igarashi, who works...

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Screaming in Metalanguage

May 6, 2014

An interview with Avant-Garde Japanese Poetry Translator David Michael Ramirez...

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Gross, National, Cool

April 11, 2014

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, J-Pop, and Japan's "Cultural Odor."

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Ten Years of Taiko

January 24, 2014

Tsukasa Taiko Shines in a fusion of tradition and experimentation at the MCA.

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No Honor Among Yakuza

December 2, 2013

Takeshi Kitano’s "Sonatine" and a brief history of Japanese gangster films

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