Otaku culture gets under the skin

Dec 9, 2013

Otaku culture gets under the skin

Tattoos in Japan have long moved on from the kind often romanticized by the West — that imagery of flamboyant yakuza that so many seem reluctant to relinquish. But a brief glance at the policies of Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto reveals a nation still ...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo: No longer an outsider

Oct 26, 2013

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo: No longer an outsider

The last day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo coincided with the Shibuya Fashion Festival, a platform for designers feeling constrained by the limitations of the official venue at Hikarie. As it was, the only condition placed on the participating designers’ means of presentation was ...