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For Jeff Ogrisseg's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Nov 22, 2009

Top artist draws growing global conclusions

Neal Adams became a cult star as a graphic artist with DC and Marvel comics during the late 1960s and ’70s through his work on series such as “The Spectre,” “Batman,” “Superman” and “Green Lantern” — and also his contributions, at Marvel, to “X-Men” ...

Nov 22, 2009

Our growing Earth?

The world is awash with wild theories, conjecture and speculation about everything you could imagine — and then some. However, one theory that popped up some time ago stands out due to its unexpected curiosity: Earth is enlarging — in the way a pumpkin ...

Dogmas may blinker mainstream scientific thinking

Nov 22, 2009

Dogmas may blinker mainstream scientific thinking

The competing claims of Growing Earth Theory and Plate Tectonics Theory as presented in the accompanying article may appear to be a recent rivalry, but they are in fact following in a long tradition. Soon after accurate maps of the world were first drawn ...

Our growing Earth?

Nov 22, 2009

Our growing Earth?

The world is awash with wild theories, conjecture and speculation about everything you could imagine — and then some. However, one theory that popped up some time ago stands out due to its unexpected curiosity: Earth is enlarging — in the way a pumpkin ...

Jul 12, 2009

What happens when day turns to night?

Eclipses happen all the time. It just depends on where you are at the time. Here on earth, we’ve got the best ones in the solar system. The eclipse on July 22 is a total solar eclipse, so named because the moon will totally ...

Psy-trance partygoers get set for The Gathering weekend

Sep 5, 2008

Psy-trance partygoers get set for The Gathering weekend

Now in its 11th year, The Gathering, organized by Vision Quest Tokyo, is Japan’s largest open-air festival for psychedelic trance music. It’s got the biggest stage. It’s got the biggest lineup. But does it attract the most people? This annual end-of-summer showcase benefits more ...

Dance with an eco conscience

Apr 6, 2007

Dance with an eco conscience

The Nagisa Music Festival, taking place in Tokyo on April 7-8 and in Osaka on April 29, is one of the most interesting success stories to emerge from the Tokyo dance party scene. Held biannually and with acts on the bill this year including ...

| Dec 29, 2006

Psychedelic radar 12.29

The trend for New Year’s Eve parties in Tokyo has swung from budget-busting blowouts to smaller underground gatherings of friends. It’s obvious why considering only the costs and competition for artists and venues, skyrocketing air fares, premium hotel fees and all the surprise etceteras. ...

| Oct 27, 2006

Psychedelic radar 10.27

Saturday, Oct. 28 TPE Records presents “Come Together — Halloween Party 2006″ at Differ Ariake in Odaiba. Tickets at the door are 6,000 yen. The fun starts at 10 p.m. Live acts Altom (Neurobiotic Records), Gataka (Phonokol Records), Sesto Sento (Com.Pact Records), Ziki (aka ...