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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:

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 ...

Photography: A journey of passion and joy

People | 20 QUESTIONS Jul 28, 2018

Photography: A journey of passion and joy

Name: Nico Perez Age: 31 Nationality: British/Spanish Occupation: Photographer/Visual artist: www.pereznico.com. Instagram: @n_perez_ Likes: Passion, light, color, the journey of life Dislikes: Negativity 1. Do you remember when you first picked up a camera? Actually I do. My dad bought me a small point-and-shoot film camera when I was probably ...

Takaoka crafts a new tourism industry

Lifestyle Jun 9, 2018

Takaoka crafts a new tourism industry

In the entrance of Nousaku in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, a group of schoolchildren skip by and point excitedly at an eclectic display of hundreds of brightly colored objects. Other visitors, meanwhile, look down in wonder toward the concrete floor, where a huge golden silhouette ...