Take a psychedelic trip in Shibuya

Jun 15, 2007

Take a psychedelic trip in Shibuya

Twenty hours of multisensory stimulation featuring art installations, contemporary dance and more would tweak the mind of just about any alternative-art aficionado. For the second time, the Tokyo-based Canadian duo of promoter Josh Child and longtime yoga practitioner Patrick Oancia have joined forces to ...

What kind of news do you like to read/watch?

| May 15, 2007

What kind of news do you like to read/watch?

Justin ‘Spider-Man,’ 34 (English)I love all kinds of sports stories — football, gymnastics, yoga, surfing. I want more nude sport stories — nude surfing would be great, or stories about nude people doing headstands and back-flips. Marissa Nagai Model, 28I like stocks and business ...

Five years of so solid grooves

Apr 27, 2007

Five years of so solid grooves

Tucked away on the corner of the trendy Spain-zaka street in Shibuya, Tokyo, La Fabrique is set for what it hopes will be its biggest bash since it opened its doors five years ago. The first La Fabrique was established in Paris’ Bastille area ...

Is Japan a safe country?

| Apr 17, 2007

Is Japan a safe country?

Ben Olah Music editor, 32 (Aussie)Judging from the news, the amount of violent crime is definitely on the increase. I think Japan is still relatively safe compared to most countries but certainly a lot less safe than it used to be. Tomohiro Shimoda Student, ...

Veggies of the world unite

| Apr 3, 2007

Veggies of the world unite

Yakitori, “donburi,” “shabu shabu.” Pig feet, cow tongue, whale bacon. Even salads in Japan are usually topped with chicken, wee fishies or eggs. Despite Japan’s long and rich history of following a healthy and largely vegetarian diet, one can be hard-pressed these days to ...

How can the government better spend its money?

| Mar 27, 2007

How can the government better spend its money?

Liam Morely Security, 25I think the government should spend money on any beautification kind of work and restoration of historical monuments. I also think more garbage bins should be installed around Japan. Ryo Takeyama Designer, 25I wish the government would hire more people to ...

Foreigners march for worker rights

Mar 13, 2007

Foreigners march for worker rights

Workers from all parts of the globe battled wind and rain Sunday to give speeches, performances and then trudge through the streets of Shibuya, Tokyo, calling for job security and equality for all. “This march is about raising people’s awareness about the job situation ...

Where do you hang out in Tokyo?

| Mar 13, 2007

Where do you hang out in Tokyo?

Martina Pechova Student, 25If someone came here from Europe, I think Akasaka is the best place I could take them because of the temples and traditional houses, etc. And Shinjuku, because it’s the total opposite. Andrew Crane Teacher, 25I’d go to Yokohama to see ...