With 'DMM.Planets' exhibition, teamLab defines the future of art

| Aug 11, 2016

With 'DMM.Planets' exhibition, teamLab defines the future of art

An exponential evolution in technology has led to increasingly immersive and interactive entertainment. And a certain Tokyo-based digital art collective is light years ahead of the rest. Multifaceted creative group teamLab’s “DMM.Planets” is a massive 3,000 square-meter exhibition taking place at Odaiba Minna no ...

'Invisible Tokyo' seeks out the stories of people living in the capital

Aug 7, 2016

'Invisible Tokyo' seeks out the stories of people living in the capital

What does it actually mean to be connected? To be unique and young in the country’s biggest city? A new, self-proclaimed “neo documentary” on Amazon Prime Japan titled “Invisible Tokyo” has taken up the task to answer these ever-evolving questions. “Tokyo has a unique ...

Fuji Rock Festival celebrates 20 years

Jul 21, 2016

Fuji Rock Festival celebrates 20 years

Who doesn’t love an anniversary? For couples it’s about rekindling moments of first love, for many nations it’s about marking a significant moment in history. Anniversaries are, for the most part, true celebrations. “I hate anniversaries,” says Masahiro Hidaka, the president of Smash Japan ...

Fuji Rock's green thumb is here for good

Jul 10, 2016

Fuji Rock's green thumb is here for good

Anyone who makes the trek out to the mountains of Naeba for the annual Fuji Rock Festival will tell you two things, apart from that they had a great time: It rains, and it’s clean for an event of such enormous scale. But it’s ...

In search of Japan's essential summer festivals

Jun 23, 2016

In search of Japan's essential summer festivals

With July just around the corner, Japan is gearing up for another sultry summer. Since the sizzling-hot days only last until early September, people make the most of the season by getting outside — that includes going to film festivals, art and fashion events ...

Can Netflix's 'Hibana' spark a revolution in Japanese TV?

Jun 9, 2016

Can Netflix's 'Hibana' spark a revolution in Japanese TV?

With the recent announcements made by both Netflix Japan and Amazon Japan that they will be putting out original locally made content, the country seems to be moving further into the age of internet-based TV. And it appears that the team at Netflix could ...