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For Dana Macalanda's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Redesigning and refining the perception of luxury

| Jan 21, 2018

Redesigning and refining the perception of luxury

Name: Guido Tarchi Title: Vice president and Director, Garde (since August 2017) URL: www.garde-intl.com DOB: Aug. 26, 1968 Hometown: Florence, Italy Years in Japan: 23 For the past 23 years Guido Tarchi has weaved among Tokyo's crowds, surrounded by the city's architectural jumble where the everyday harmonizes with the ...

Off the beaten track with Isabella Bird

/ Dec 9, 2017

Off the beaten track with Isabella Bird

Isabella Bird was a tenacious traverser of continents, prolific Victorian era writer and the first woman awarded membership to the U.K.'s Royal Geographical Society. Isabella Bird and Japan: A Reassessment, by Kiyonori Kanasaka, Translated by Nicholas Pertwee. 312 pages RENAISSANCE BOOKS, Nonfiction. Wait, who? As famous explorers and all-around ...

Global citizen keen to take on new environments

| Dec 3, 2017

Global citizen keen to take on new environments

Fikdanel Thaufik cannot pinpoint exactly how many languages he speaks. "For sure, Indonesian," Thaufik said laughing. "And English — that's international." But as the vice president and representative of Garuda Indonesia's Japan, Korea, and U.S. regions slowly lists off languages, whereas most of us ...

'A Samurai's Pink House': A complicated stew of poetry

/ Jul 8, 2017

'A Samurai's Pink House': A complicated stew of poetry

There's a lot of pink in Sonia Saikaley's latest collection of poetry. Given the fairy tale-like title, the deluge of sakura-related imagery was expected. The blood from rape instead of battle, was not. A Samurai's Pink House, by Sonia Saikaley.120 pages INANNA, Poetry. As frustrating in its ...

Exploring the evolution of Filipino cuisine in Japan

Feb 10, 2017

Exploring the evolution of Filipino cuisine in Japan

With enough hunger, patience, and determination, it's possible to track down just about any kind of food in and around Tokyo. While lovers of Korean barbecue have the area of Shin-Okubo, and devotees of Chinese food flock to Yokohama, the Filipino community, the nation's third-largest ...