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Mio Yamada

Mio Yamada is the Art, Life & Style editor of The Japan Times. A former magazine editor and trends researcher, when she's not perusing galleries you'll find her taking photos and being distracted by shiny objects. She's also surprisingly British.

For Mio Yamada's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Japan is ready for Milan Salone 2019

Style & Design | ON: DESIGN Mar 24, 2019

Japan is ready for Milan Salone 2019

As Salone del Mobile (April 9-14) in Milan, Italy, approaches, some of Japan's top designers are now releasing teasers for their contributions to the world's largest interior and furniture fair. This month On: Design previews a few installations that look set to promote Japan's ...

Shared spaces, locally produced goods and everyday objects

Style & Design Dec 12, 2018

Shared spaces, locally produced goods and everyday objects

Making physical connections with people, whether via large-scale events and spaces or design concepts, and a continued celebration of traditional crafts, appeared to be a key direction for design in Japan this year. "2018 was the year Japan embraced the idea of 'shared space' — ...

The kitchen is where the party is

Style & Design | ON: DESIGN Nov 4, 2018

The kitchen is where the party is

The kitchen may be home to the most everyday objects in the house, but that doesn't mean they all have to be boring in design. Soak up the cleaning experience Suuu has re-designed one of the most pedestrian of household items and turned it into an ...

Designart Tokyo 2018 looks beyond 2021

Style & Design Oct 19, 2018

Designart Tokyo 2018 looks beyond 2021

Designart, Tokyo's annual festival encompassing all creative genres, is a cornucopia of design-related presentations and exhibitions within galleries, shops and event spaces. Celebrating its second iteration at a larger scale this year, the festival has its eyes set on the future: beyond 2021 to ...