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Review: Your Name

Director Makoto Shinkai stakes his claim to the anime throne in a complex yet beautiful Japanese animation

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Review: Death Note

Adam Wingard fumbles Netflix-backed adaptation of much-loved anime Death Note

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Record Reappraisal: Ryo Fukui — Scenery

A retrospective on a masterpiece: Jack Greeney explores why everyone should know about one of jazz’s finest albums, but so few do

Photo: Jack Greeney

Climbing Mount Fuji overnight

Jack Greeney talks about travelling around Japan, climbing to the top of Mount Fuji, and what not to wear

Photo: Lily Carden

Chicken Katsu Curry

‘Sometimes you’ve just got to embrace using butter’

Photo: Felix Sanders & Freddie Hill

The Japan Review

Extracts from a Japanese Food Journal: ‘We were shown to our table by this old lady with a club foot, she would go on to feature outstandingly in the meal’

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Cha-ology お茶とお菓子

‘The hanging Edison lightbulbs gave the room a warm hue and the many, tiny cooking items filled the brewing area showing Cha-ology’s commitment to serving the finest tea’

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The dawn of the NES

In Japan, a small consumer electronics company called Nintendo was having lots of success with their console the Famicom. Wanting to garner international success, they locked their sights on the USA

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Seoul Kimchi

Seoul Kimchi is a charming and family-oriented neighbourhood restaurant, writes Felix Sanders

Photo: Freddie Hill

The Japan Review

”It was yakitori, a long open flame grill, the soaring fire reflected in the beads of sweat that adorned the grillmans forehead like a crown. Fred said he looked like Charles Bronson”

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What’s the Matcha with you?

Perisha Kudhail shows that purple and green must always be seen

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Kawaii Culture: The Psychology of Sweetness

Kyle Zabawa takes on Kawaii Culture, discussing psychology, Gwen Stefani and feminism in the process