Writer Donald Richie dies at 88

Feb 20, 2013

Writer Donald Richie dies at 88

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Long-term Japan resident, writer and critic Donald Richie, who through dozens of books and articles published from the late 1940s until the last decade helped introduce Japanese film and culture to the world, passed away in Tokyo on Tuesday, according to his long-term editor, ...

Kyoto-style items make waves in Tokyo

| Nov 30, 2012

Kyoto-style items make waves in Tokyo

Kyoto-based Japanese fan maker Maisendo opened its new Tokyo shop, Sakira Maisendo, at Shibuya Hikarie ShinQs last April, featuring selected Japanese products from Kyoto and other areas of western Japan. “Sakira” means “future” in the Kyoto dialect and the new shop offers stylish, innovative ...