Steve John Powell

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The changing view of Onomichi town

Travel Dec 12, 2015

The changing view of Onomichi town

Last September, the town of Onomichi in Hiroshima Prefecture became a headline-grabbing topic around the world with its Cat Street View project. In its first two weeks online, this Google-style map of the town, filmed from a cat's perspective, went viral, racking up 1.7 ...

The Hiroshima art triangle: a space to get lost in thought

Travel Nov 21, 2015

The Hiroshima art triangle: a space to get lost in thought

'It's Tokyo minus the stress." That's how one Japanese colleague described Hiroshima to us shortly after my wife, Angeles, and I arrived here, near the end of the last millennium. So, what's its secret? Well, there's its size for a start. And having six ...