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Shaun McKenna

Shaun McKenna has worked as an editor at The Japan Times since 2007. He currently helms the Music and Events sections at the newspaper. When he isn't attending concerts in Tokyo, he is often on the hunt for "the perfect iced tea."

For Shaun McKenna's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Episode 7: Kim-Trump — what's next?

DEEP DIVE Feb 13, 2019

Episode 7: Kim-Trump — what's next?

On this week's episode, Japan Times staff writer Jesse Johnson discusses what the next meeting of the U.S. and North Korea might mean for Japan, and features editor Shaun McKenna talks us through some of Japan's biggest summer music festivals. Hosted by Oscar Boyd.

'Home Sweet Tokyo': Fresh-off-the-boat narrative has room to grow

TV Nov 23, 2017

'Home Sweet Tokyo': Fresh-off-the-boat narrative has room to grow

Among the English-speaking community in Japan there has been a long-running debate over whether to use the word "foreigner." Personally, I prefer using "non-Japanese." The word "foreigner," I feel, implies difference, exclusion and an inability to assimilate. Having said that, Bryan Jenkins is a foreigner. ...

Conjuring haiku on the trail from Hiroshima to Matsuyama

Travel May 7, 2016

Conjuring haiku on the trail from Hiroshima to Matsuyama

Riding the shinkansen from Tokyo to Hiroshima, I am glued to my iPhone when Stephen Gill tells me to look outside the window. The countryside — rolling hills and rice paddies — is shrouded in mist. Perhaps inspired by the scene, he begins reciting ...