Designs on Japan's student potential

Jul 25, 2014

Designs on Japan's student potential

by Samuel Thomas

Shining a light on Japan's student talent pool is Gakuten, a new event from the group responsible for the Design Festa biannual international art fair. There's only one requirement of Gakuten participants — that they be enrolled in an educational institution.

Unearthing the Seto Inland Sea's social landscapes

Mar 28, 2013

Unearthing the Seto Inland Sea's social landscapes

by James Jack

Whenever traveling directly from one island in the Seto Inland Sea to another, I sense threads holding each one to the other. Perhaps this is a vestige of the trade routes that traversed the 700-plus islands in this scenic region between Hiroshima and Osaka. ...