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Mike Sunda

Mike Sunda is a music writer focusing primarily on electronic music and the Tokyo club scene. He graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, England with a degree in Japanese and has been contributing to The Japan Times since 2010.

For Mike Sunda's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Latour: rethinking ecological crisis from the ground down

Aug 13, 2016

Latour: rethinking ecological crisis from the ground down

The earth underneath Tokyo is trembling. This time, however, the activity is not seismic; it is not one of the many tremors that intermittently punctuate daily life in this city. It is, rather, a constant trembling: a condition of the global ecological crisis in ...

Digging for gold on Record Store Day

Apr 14, 2016

Digging for gold on Record Store Day

No longer the territory of purists and DJs alone, records have once again started to be recognized as a perfectly legitimate medium through which to collect and consume music. Of course, as soon as global fashion brands like Urban Outfitters and supermarket chains such ...

Director Koji Fukada explores nuanced human-robot divide in 'Sayonara'

Nov 11, 2015

Director Koji Fukada explores nuanced human-robot divide in 'Sayonara'

Whether it’s the anthropomorphic cyborg cat Doraemon, Sony’s artificially intelligent canine pet Aibo or even baby harp seals created to assist dementia patients, robots have long been recognized in Japan as capable of providing therapeutic and emotional assistance for their human owners. Director Koji ...