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For Ben Madden's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Review: Roth Bart Baron and Bonobos at La Mama

Feb 14, 2018

Review: Roth Bart Baron and Bonobos at La Mama

Roth Bart Baron proved to be a tough act to follow when the band played La Mama in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward on Feb. 4. The five-member group straddled the line between control and chaos, knowing when to hold back and when to let loose, to ...

With EVO Japan 2018, Japanese gamers finally get the home advantage

Jan 26, 2018

With EVO Japan 2018, Japanese gamers finally get the home advantage

The video game tournament known as Evolution Championship Series had humble beginnings. Starting in California as a 40-person tournament between friends in 1996, it has since grown into arguably the world’s most celebrated fighting game tournament, complete with large cash prizes and major corporate ...