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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:

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 ...

'Contact' enters realms of enigma

Oct 25, 2016

'Contact' enters realms of enigma

The great 18th-century French writer and philosopher Voltaire famously said, “Illusion is the first of all pleasures.” His 55-year-old compatriot Philippe Decoufle would probably agree. The celebrated dancer, choreographer, mime artist and theater director burst onto the international stage with his daringly surreal, circus-inspired ...

'Underground in Japan': Life as an illegal migrant in '90s Yokohama

/ Sep 17, 2016

'Underground in Japan': Life as an illegal migrant in '90s Yokohama

First published in 1992, “Underground in Japan” is Rey Ventura’s account of his life as a illegal day laborer in the construction areas and docks of Yokohama’s Kotobukicho district. Underground in Japan, by Rey Ventura208 pagesSt. Edmundsbury Press, Nonfiction. After studying political science at ...