Tavish Nanda

For Tavish Nanda's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Just what's so brave about 'Brave'?

Jul 20, 2012

Just what's so brave about 'Brave'?

“Wall-E” was a brave endeavor. A kids’ film where the main character can’t speak: That must have been a hard sell, and a risk in itself. But it paid off, creating one of the most emotionally charged films of 2008. “Wall-E” taught a moral ...

'Bingata: Colors and Shapes of the Ryukyu Dynasty'

Jun 14, 2012

"Bingata: Colors and Shapes of the Ryukyu Dynasty"

During the 15th century, the Ryukyu Empire included Okinawa and many of its surrounding islands, which flourished as a trade mecca connecting South and East Asia. It is believed that through trade, a mesh of cultures eventually took form in many of the empire’s ...