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Andriy Sadovyi, mayor of Lviv in Ukraine, speaks during an interview in the city on Monday.
Jun 5, 2024
Ukraine mayor warns Russian attack on Japan not implausible
"Who can guarantee that Russia will not attack again, including Japan?" Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyi said in an interview.
A view of Matazo Kayama’s folding screen paintings reproduced on ceramic panels by Otsuka Ohmi Ceramics, displayed at Simose Art Museum.
May 11, 2024
Art and architecture come together at Simose Art Museum
Tradition and innovation converge at Shimose Art Museum. For it first anniversary, the venue is spotlighting trailblazer nihonga artist Matazo Kayama.
Public restrooms designed by Shigeru Ban
JAPAN / Society
Mar 24, 2024
Revamped public toilets tours give visitors unique view of Tokyo
Participants involved in the project include some of Japan's most well-known architects, including Kengo Kuma, Shigeru Ban and Toyo Ito.
A surgical center designed by Shigeru Ban Architects for a hospital in Lviv, Ukraine
JAPAN / Society
Sep 24, 2023
Shigeru Ban’s humanitarian architecture reaches Ukraine
Architect Shigeru Ban is working with the mayor of Lviv, in Ukraine, to expand a hospital and serve the growing number of people displaced by the war.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Oct 31, 2021
Lifting the lid on Shibuya’s designer toilets
The Tokyo Toilet Project has received considerable media coverage for its upscale public facilities. But how do these stylish porcelain thrones actually stack up?
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: DESIGN
Jul 28, 2021
Mate-mono: Changing the fabric of Japan’s textile industry
With mate-mono, Komatsu Matere is taking the inevitable quantities of leftover and cut-off fabric that come from manufacturing and creating stylish sustainability.
Japan Times
Aug 22, 2020
[VIDEO] The future of public toilets in Japan?
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Aug 20, 2020
Tokyo now has transparent public toilets. Let us explain.
Public toilets around the globe have a reputation for being dirty and dangerous. Tokyo recently unveiled new restrooms in public parks that aim to address those concerns.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Jul 7, 2019
Shigeru Ban designs an escape from the pressures of urban life
Nature takes precedence in Shigeru Ban's unusual design for Shishi- Iwa House, a resort hotel in Karuizawa designed to encourage human interaction within luxury minimalism.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Aug 20, 2016
Japan's architects are building a better future
Home-security AI cats; talking walls equipped with motion sensors; communal-living apartment blocks that promote harmonious relations; and outdoor living-room spaces powered by solar energy siphoned off hybrid cars — these previews of our future, currently on display at "House Vision 2," sound like...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Sep 17, 2014
Shigeru Ban, 3/11-born charity to receive Asia Game Changer Awards
Architect Shigeru Ban and a charity created in response to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan are among the first to receive a new award for leadership from the Asia Society, the organization announced on Tuesday.
Japan Times
Jun 14, 2014
Pritzker-winning architect Ban sticks to disaster areas
Architect Shigeru Ban has formally accepted the 2014 Pritzker Prize with a vow to continue supporting people in stricken areas around the world, saying building designers have a responsibility to people caught up in disasters.
Japan Times
Apr 23, 2013
Shigeru Ban: between function and beauty
Architecture is rooted in the basic human need for shelter. But the profession today pays little attention to situations where the need for shelter is most urgent, such as after a disaster.
Japan Times
Apr 7, 2013
Shigeru Ban: 'People's architect' combines permanence and paper
Generally speaking, an architect's style is defined by particular forms or shapes. There's Frank Lloyd Wright's prominent horizontal lines, for instance; Le Corbusier's simple white boxes; or, more recently, the deliberately abstract masses of Frank Gehry — of Guggenheim Bilbao fame.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals