Written by Kat Jivkova. The Japanese world of silent film is often criticised for its epitomised use of the Katsudo shashin benshi, but new re-evaluations seek to examine the feature in a much more positive light.
Written by Kat Jivkova. The turn of the century cultural exchange between the US and Japan led to over-processed views on some elements of each culture. This can be seen and analysed through Ryu Murakami’s 1997 novel, “In the Miso Soup”.
Written by Jack Bennett. Shinjuku was the centre of national political struggles and counter-culture in late 1960s Japan. In the paradox of the collective embrace of individualism, a new revolutionary identity politics emerged.