Cameron Allan Mckean

Cameron Allan McKean is a culture editor and staff writer at The Japan Times. He writes about contemporary art, folk crafts and disasters in Japan.

For Cameron Allan Mckean's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Sci-fi and fact at the Okayama Art Summit

Oct 18, 2016

Sci-fi and fact at the Okayama Art Summit

The city of Okayama was flattened by incendiary bombs in 1945. Many people died, more than 12,000 homes were destroyed and Okayama's centuries-old wooden castle burned to its stone foundations. In 1966, the donjon was rebuilt with modern concrete, which was likely made in ...

Nissan award echoes a maturing art world

Jun 16, 2015

Nissan award echoes a maturing art world

The biennial Nissan Art Award isn't new now, and it wasn't really new when it began in 2013, either — something Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn is fully aware of. "I don't think it's a unique approach from our side," he tells me, "but ...