'The Great Passage': Shion Miura's dictionary of life

Books / Reviews Dec 23, 2017

'The Great Passage': Shion Miura's dictionary of life

by Kris Kosaka

First published in 2011, Shion Miura's "The Great Passage" still rides high in popularity today. Miura brings together a cast of eccentric characters, united in their aim to publish a comprehensive dictionary despite the cost, reluctance from their publishing firm and the monumental effort ...

Two men and a tot make a half-decent film

Film / Reviews Oct 15, 2014

Two men and a tot make a half-decent film

by Mark Schilling

When indie directors take a more commercial turn, the usual explanation is the bigger paycheck, but it's not always so simple. Yuya Ishii's shift from the raucous films of his early career to the more genteel, mainstream 2013 film "Fune wo Amu (The Great ...