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Edan Corkill

Edan Corkill is an executive operating officer, managing editor and digital enterprise officer at The Japan Times. He joined the newspaper as a reporter in the Arts, Entertainment and Features Division in 2007, became manager of that division in 2010, Deputy Managing Editor in 2012 and Executive Operating Officer in July 2014. He graduated from Sydney University with a degree in Japanese Studies and has lived in Japan since 1997.

For Edan Corkill's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

'Henry Black: On Stage in Meiji Japan'

/ Jan 18, 2014

"Henry Black: On Stage in Meiji Japan"

Former journalist Ian McArthur’s study of Henry Black, a Briton who became a professional rakugo-ka (storyteller) in Meiji Era (1868-1912) Japan, is a reminder that many colorful characters from that turbulent time — especially foreigners — remain little known to contemporary readers. “Henry Black: ...

'Art and Poetry: Waka Inspired Masterpieces'

/ Jan 8, 2014

'Art and Poetry: Waka Inspired Masterpieces'

A picture is worth a thousand words. But, it seems, some settle for just 31 syllables. Or something like that. In this new exhibition, the Nezu Museum brings together works of art and craft that have been inspired by waka, the traditional Japanese form ...

From Mikimoto's pearls to ones of publicity wisdom

Dec 23, 2013

From Mikimoto's pearls to ones of publicity wisdom

Having invented a method for creating cultured pearls in 1893, Meiji Era entrepreneur Kokichi Mikimoto set about selling them to the world. Apparently not one for understatement, he once announced he hoped to “adorn the necks of all women around the world with pearls.” ...