Matthew Hernon

For Matthew Hernon's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Kengo Kora and the perfect period drama sword fight

Film Mar 27, 2019

Kengo Kora and the perfect period drama sword fight

'Game of Thrones" star Sean Bean is well-known for dying in almost everything he stars in. If you had to find a Japanese equivalent, though, it would certainly be Kengo Kora. Since his 2006 big-screen debut, the Kumamoto native has featured in around 50 films, ...

Life after 'The Bachelor Japan': The one who got away

TV Feb 6, 2019

Life after 'The Bachelor Japan': The one who got away

Searching for love on the reality TV series "The Bachelor Japan," a record number of women have already applied for the show's third season, set to stream on Amazon Prime Video later this year. Bosses at the paid subscription service will no doubt be ...