Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms – genius or pretentious?
Ahead of Yayoi Kusama’s upcoming exhibition at Manchester International Festival, we were invited to view her iconic Infinity Mirror Rooms at TATE Modern – but was it worth the visit?
George Takei is pledging allegiance at Charing Cross Theatre
George Takei’s Allegiance, a musical inspired by Takei’s life, is running at Charing Cross Theatre – with Takei and Telly Leung reprising their roles from the original San Diego and Broadway productions
Zumuku: Fresh and authentic sushi in Didsbury
Mancunion reviewer Asha checks out Zumuku, the must-know spot on Lapwing Lane, Didsbury, for fresh and authentic sushi.
INTERNATIONAL FILM: Japanese New Wave – An introduction
Exploring the facets and films that made up the Japanese New Wave, Jason Fox introduces one of the most exciting movements of cinematic history
Review: Before the Coffee Gets Cold
Maisie Scott reviews Before the Coffee Gets Cold and the novel’s depiction of time travel and the modern coffee shop
To Sushi or Not to Sushi – There is no question
Contributor Dominic Fung gives you a detailed tour of Manchester’s sushi offerings comparing the menus of Samsi, Umezushi, Sushi Marvel and Yuzu
Review: Grimmfest “Japanese Horror” Double Bill
Grimmfest’s double-bill of Japanese horror films Ringu and Battle Royale at The Plaza in Stockport
Review: W. H. Lung supermarket and Tai Pan restaurant
An insight into a world beyond Sainsbury’s
Feminism and Japanese fashion
The fashion industry is often seen to sexualise women’s bodies but does this translate across continents?
‘The sun in Manchester is very slowly rising in the east’, says our reviewer of new Asian eatery, Cottonopolis
Japanese government cuts swathes of university departments
A Japanese minister has called for universities to teach subjects that “better meet society’s needs,” resulting in institutions closing or severely cutting humanities, social science and law departments