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Kris Kosaka

Kris Kosaka, a resident of Japan since 1996, contributes regularly to The Japan Times. She is a lecturer at Meiji Gakuin University in the Faculty of International Studies.

For Kris Kosaka's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Kazufusa Hosho: 'Noh is necessary in times of social unrest'

Feb 6, 2018

Kazufusa Hosho: 'Noh is necessary in times of social unrest'

The challenge facing Kazufusa Hosho is one that many guardians of traditional Japanese art forms know well: ensuring the survival of a centuries-old culture by attracting new and younger audiences. The 32-year-old is a 20th-generation head of the Hosho Noh School, which is based in ...

'The Great Passage': Shion Miura's dictionary of life

/ Dec 23, 2017

'The Great Passage': Shion Miura's dictionary of life

First published in 2011, Shion Miura's "The Great Passage" still rides high in popularity today. Miura brings together a cast of eccentric characters, united in their aim to publish a comprehensive dictionary despite the cost, reluctance from their publishing firm and the monumental effort ...

Dance forms mix in pair of shows

| Oct 12, 2017

Dance forms mix in pair of shows

Like many art forms in our rapidly shrinking world, dance is constantly experimenting with variants of the cross-cultural, extending and blending boundaries into innovative re-imaginings of genre. Choreographers such as Akram Khan, an English dancer of Bangladeshi descent, have found great success by combining ...