Nation's youth are attempting to establish a new political norm

National / Politics Sep 26, 2015

Nation's youth are attempting to establish a new political norm

"Tell me what democracy looks like!" "This is what democracy looks like." "Tell me what democracy looks like!" "This is what democracy looks like." Clamorous call-and-response chants such as this have resonated around the Diet in recent months, with thousands coming together to protest the proposed "reinterpretation" of ...

The 3-D world of NHK yx Koyxen's abstract techno

Music May 15, 2015

The 3-D world of NHK yx Koyxen's abstract techno

Kohei Matsunaga does not see things like you and I see things. Take the 3-D glasses that he is rarely photographed without, for instance. Throwaway red-and-blue anaglyph paper frames from cinema's distant past, they have become an apt visual trademark for the Osaka-based artist, ...

Young Juvenile Youth courts clubs and charts

Music Apr 24, 2015

Young Juvenile Youth courts clubs and charts

Whether it's younger stars like Sam Smith and Charli XCX whose pasts have seen collaborations with producers such as Disclosure, Alex Metric and Starkey, or established names like Bjork delving into the underground to work with Arca and The Haxan Cloak, the trajectories of ...

From dusk till dawn at Roppongi Art Night

Art Apr 23, 2015

From dusk till dawn at Roppongi Art Night

For all the criticism that can be levelled at the conventional "white cube" gallery space — its quasi-religious, sanitized hush and incongruity with large-scale interactive installations and other emergent forms of media art — as a visitor, it's at least unlikely that you'll wander ...

Jay Z lays blueprint for streaming success

Music Mar 17, 2015

Jay Z lays blueprint for streaming success

Hip-hop megastar Jay Z, real name Shawn Carter, has fulfilled all the conditions to complete a takeover of Swedish technology company Aspiro, after shareholders gave the necessary approval to his offer. The Roc-A-Fella boss will hope that success is beyond reasonable doubt for Aspiro, which ...