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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:

'Tokyo Geek's Guide': Mapping the epicenter of 'otaku' culture

/ Jul 22, 2017

'Tokyo Geek's Guide': Mapping the epicenter of 'otaku' culture

Anyone on the lookout for "weird Japan" culture, take note. Tokyo Geek's Guide, by Gianni Simone.144 pages TUTTLE, Nonfiction. Around the world, Japan's otaku (geek) culture continues to grow in popularity, boasting a widening variety of nerdy-yet-hip obsessions, from manga and toys to cosplay. Gianni Simone, the Japan ...

Dance troupe Condors summon teen spirit for new show '17's Map'

May 17, 2017

Dance troupe Condors summon teen spirit for new show '17's Map'

Sitting down with Condors frontman Ryohei Kondo, he says something a bit surprising: “’17’s Map’ is a work in progress.” This sounds startling at first as we're just three weeks from the curtain rising on the all-male dance troupe's newest production, which shares its name ...