Stefan Riekeles’ book puts a spotlight on the background work that informs the ambience of anime's intricate worlds.
For Chris Russell's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
When a bottle of Karuizawa 52-year-old Zodiac Rat sold for a record price at auction in March 2020, the sale proved Japan’s whisky is serious business.
Which Japanese convenience store is best and why? That's the question Newspick's Yuzuha Oka and The Japan Times' Chris Russell, Joel Tansey and Oscar Boyd attempt to answer.
Clubs and bars are facing pressure to close their doors as the new coronavirus spreads throughout Japan's major cities. As a result, those who make a living from the clubbing industry are also facing tough financial prospects.
Kyōtei (boat racing) is a kind of slow, aquatic NASCAR that also happens to be one of the few things that you can legally gamble on in Japan.
Dance music has always had a political edge, but recent events in Tokyo show that clubs and politics are clashing on a more frequent basis
The future of Ginza's iconic building hangs in the balance as architectural enthusiasts attempt to preserve the fading landmark.
With the U.K. looking to secure its economic future and seize the purported benefits of Brexit, London has been ramping up its negotiating capacity and making overtures to trade partners.
British companies are coming under more pressure than ever to develop a footprint in non-EU markets.
The UK's Brexit deadline to leave the European Union is on Oct. 31. Assuming it goes ahead, what does it mean for Japan if the UK leaves the EU?