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Kris Kosaka

Kris Kosaka, a resident of Japan since 1996, contributes regularly to The Japan Times. She is a lecturer at Meiji Gakuin University in the Faculty of International Studies.

For Kris Kosaka's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Bausch's legacy blossoms as emotions unfold on stage

Feb 22, 2017

Bausch's legacy blossoms as emotions unfold on stage

When the curtain opens on a stage blanketed in silk flowers, a beginner might think “Nelken” (“Carnations”) by Pina Bausch was about to offer some sweetly whimsical vision of poetry in three dimensions. That, however, would be to ignore dark underlying themes of power ...

A dark, bittersweet childhood becomes a manga masterpiece

/ Nov 26, 2016

A dark, bittersweet childhood becomes a manga masterpiece

“Sunny” is a manga masterpiece. Page by page, it quietly transcends similar slice-of-life comics in its depiction of children in a foster home, their caregivers and estranged parents. Written and illustrated by renowned manga artist Taiyo Matsumoto, this six-volume collection, which won the prestigious ...

NBA Ballet promises a fine and varied show

Nov 22, 2016

NBA Ballet promises a fine and varied show

The NBA Ballet is set to stage an eclectic bill at Saitama Arts Theater next month, comprising the world premieres of two modern works and 1958’s contemporary-style classic, “Stars and Stripes,” by the so-called “father of American ballet,” Russian-born George Balanchine. Not only do ...