Nobuko Tanaka

Nobuko Tanaka is a stage writer who has regularly contributed contemporary theater and dance articles to The Japan Times since 2001. She also writes for several Japanese and overseas magazines and web sites. As a promoter, she takes Japanese artists to foreign theater festivals.

For Nobuko Tanaka's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Obscured truths come to light in Hideki Noda’s ‘Fakespeare’

Stage Jun 20, 2021

Obscured truths come to light in Hideki Noda’s ‘Fakespeare’

William Shakespeare is arguably one of the world’s most influential playwrights, but his life continues to be shrouded in mystery. Since his death in 1616 at the age of 52, no handwritten manuscripts have ever surfaced, and even his six supposed signatures all spell ...

Israel Galvan renews the passion of a long love affair

Stage Jun 18, 2021

Israel Galvan renews the passion of a long love affair

Flamenco — the exuberant dance form originating from Andalusia in southern Spain — has long thrived in Japan, with many of the greats traveling here to perform. There is even a popular claim that Japan has more flamenco academies than Spain. “In this country flamenco ...