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For Paul Mcinnes's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Charles and Ray Eames: A deep-seated legacy

Dec 18, 2012

Charles and Ray Eames: A deep-seated legacy

A touring exhibition and a recently released full-length documentary are shedding new light on the polymathic world of the U.S. couple Charles and Ray Eames, two of the most prolific and influential creatives of the 20th century. “Essential Eames” at the Living Design Center ...

New York fashion gurus applaud 'second-tier' Tokyo

Apr 8, 2012

New York fashion gurus applaud 'second-tier' Tokyo

As part of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo, Dr. Joyce F. Brown, president of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City, and Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator of The Museum at FIT — and curator of the groundbreaking “Japan Fashion ...

'Hello, It's We: New Paintings by Rob Judges and Mike Ness'

Jun 28, 2011

"Hello, It's We: New Paintings by Rob Judges and Mike Ness"

Moscow, Nakameguro Closes Aug. 25 “Painting is a compulsion. I don’t really have a choice,” says 36-year-old Toronto native Rob Judges in an interview at the opening of his two-man show, “Hello, It’s We,” with fellow Canadian, DJ partner and cousin Mike Ness. Judges ...

Another side of menswear

Oct 31, 2010

Another side of menswear

The combined weight of economic woes and the eventual uptake of technology as a means of interacting with customers and selling products have led to seismic shifts in the fashion world. This season, internationally, saw the introduction of virtual invitations (with virtual seat numbers) ...

A modern twist for Japan's National Ballet

| Oct 15, 2010

A modern twist for Japan's National Ballet

It doesn’t seem quite right to mention hirsute, mustachioed actor Tom Selleck and baseball legend Bobby Valentine in the same breath as David Bintley, the new artistic director of The National Ballet of Japan. However, if you’re unlucky enough to have seen Selleck’s 1992 ...

The Australian Ballet, en pointe in Japan

Oct 1, 2010

The Australian Ballet, en pointe in Japan

After the death of the founder of Ballet Russes (Russian Ballet), Sergei Diaghilev, in 1929, the original company — which during its short history included esteemed dancers such as Vaslav Nijinsky and Anna Pavlova and collaborators like Pablo Picasso and Igor Stravinsky — dispersed ...

Tokyo ballet is blooming

| Jun 18, 2010

Tokyo ballet is blooming

In its short history, the New National Theatre Ballet (NNT Ballet) has performed a total of 42 productions under the auspices of eight choreographers. It’s a prolific output for a relatively young company and the company is understandably proud of this achievement. Established in ...

Mickey springs his mouse trap

May 14, 2010

Mickey springs his mouse trap

Visiting the SHIMURABROS. studio in Yokohama’s trendy BankART Studio NYK, one of the venues used for the 2008 Yokohama Triennale, you might think you had made a blunder and walked into a medical facility. Computer screens showing CT scans line the walls with the ...

Fast fashion is on a roll

Apr 11, 2010

Fast fashion is on a roll

The meteoric rise of fast fashion in Japan and around the world has been the major style story of this new century. Fast-fashion companies continue to dominate high streets across the globe and are fast turning themselves into household names. In Tokyo, Uniqlo, H&M, ...