Mika Eglinton is a performing arts researcher, critic and journalist. She is professor of English theater and cultural studies at Kobe University of Foreign Studies. She is also actively involved in the creation of theater as a translator, dramaturg and facilitator.
For Mika Eglinton's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Jan 25, 2020
Sep 28, 2019
Aug 13, 2019
Since the late 1970s, people from all over the world have traveled to the village of Toga in rural Toyama Prefecture to attend Tadashi Suzuki's renowned acting classes or to see the Suzuki Company of Toga (SCOT) and other invited artists perform at the site's specially crafted indoor and outdoor theater spaces.
Jul 30, 2019
The political function of art is a perennial question in the field of aesthetics. In classical Athens, Plato argued that art as a form of imitation was limited in its ability to communicate knowledge about political life. In contrast, Aristotle saw this mimetic gap as a space for imagining new political realities.
Oct 4, 2018
The #MeToo movement has been gaining momentum in Japan over the past year, though its impact on public life hasn't been anywhere near as strong as in other countries. Still, the efforts of journalists such as Shiori Ito and BuzzFeed's Keiko Kojima have helped bring social justice issues to new ears in this country.
Feb 20, 2018
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