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Oscar Boyd

Oscar Boyd is the Escape, Food & Drink and Books editor at The Japan Times. After graduating from the University of Oxford, Oscar cut his teeth in Fukuoka before moving to join The Japan Times in Tokyo.

For Oscar Boyd's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

A weekend in Tokyo

| Sep 13, 2018

A weekend in Tokyo

When planning a weekend in Tokyo, be ready to accept defeat: It is simply not possible to see everything. Tokyo remains the largest city on the planet with a metropolitan area that is home to some 38 million people. It is defined by this vast ...

British rockers Reef make a revelatory return

Aug 29, 2018

British rockers Reef make a revelatory return

The thriving British music scene of the mid-1990s was awash with techno, Britpop and newer genres like jungle and trip-hop. When Reef burst onto the scene, the group's heavier style of rock must have felt like an actual oasis to some listeners. The band's debut ...

Mount Fuji: Cycling sea to summit for sunrise

Aug 24, 2018

Mount Fuji: Cycling sea to summit for sunrise

Mount Fuji is trying to break me, one hairpin turn at a time. My bike groans with the strain of each pedal stroke and a fine drizzle coalesces into rivulets that run down my skin, cutting a path through the grime of the previous ...

Soundtracking the thrill of the climb in Jennifer Peedom's 'Mountain'

Jul 18, 2018

Soundtracking the thrill of the climb in Jennifer Peedom's 'Mountain'

With "Mountain," director Jennifer Peedom has done for the mountaineering film what Marks & Spencer's did for food advertisements years ago: taken the concept and beautified it to such an extent that it provokes a visceral response. Salivating over the movie's visual perfection is ...

Review: Gorillaz at Zepp DiverCity

Jun 24, 2018

Review: Gorillaz at Zepp DiverCity

The most successful moments in Gorillaz' enviable five-studio-album career have always come as eclectic pairings with the greats of the music world. Such collaborations have included Bobby Womack's back-from-the-R&B-graveyard performance on "Stylo," Ibrahim Ferrer's Cuban-crooning on "Latin Simone," the juxtaposition of Roots Manuva and Martina ...