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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:

Luxury on the Nakasendo with a dash of adventure

Travel Sep 13, 2019

Luxury on the Nakasendo with a dash of adventure

In Nagano Prefecture's idyllic Kiso Valley, near the post town of Tsumago on the rugged Nakasendo trail, the new "expedition hotel" Zenagi offers guests the best of the region's food and culture — with an adventurous twist.

Foals: Summer Sonic's storm before the calm

Music Aug 15, 2019

Foals: Summer Sonic's storm before the calm

"My knees are fine, my knees are fine. Yeah, no problem there. I'm actually jumping off even higher things these days," says Yannis Philippakis, lead singer of the British band Foals. Philippakis is referring to his raucous live performances, which display a commitment to aerobatics ...