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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:

'The Good Shufu' explores life as foreign housewife in Japan

/ Oct 3, 2015

'The Good Shufu' explores life as foreign housewife in Japan

“The Good Shufu” is the true story of a “left-leaning, 36-year-old confirmed Bostonian” who falls in love with her Japanese MBA student, Toru, after a three-week courtship in Kobe. With self-deprecating humor and a sharp recognition of the prejudices and stereotypes operating at both ...

A misanthropic memoir from Meiji Era Tokyo

Sep 26, 2015

A misanthropic memoir from Meiji Era Tokyo

Kansuke Naka’s childhood memoir, “The Silver Spoon: Memoir of a Boyhood in Japan,” is a charming depiction of life in Meiji Era (1868-1912) Japan. Its enduring status as one of Japan’s most-loved accounts of life in Tokyo at the beginning of the 20th century ...

The Royal Opera returns with a double bill to thrill

Aug 25, 2015

The Royal Opera returns with a double bill to thrill

Lovers of classical music can diffuse summer’s heat with some ghostly relief, as The Royal Opera makes its first visit to Japan since 2010 — this time with the spectral pairing of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Macbeth” and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” The two productions ...