CULTURE

Koshu Wine

To the north of Mount Fuji is Yamanashi prefecture, famous for a military general named Takeda Shingen and its fruit production of table grapes, peaches, plums, cherries, persimmons, apples, apricots, and so on. This area is also the cradle of…

Eating Insects

​On May 13, 2013, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced a surprising report. According to the report, by 2050 there will be 9 billion people on earth. To accommodate this number, current food production will need to double.…

The Rise of Ethical Fashion in Japan?

After 2000, ZARA, H&M, GAP…these fast fashion brands started relocating their production homes to Bangladesh where they have the lowest wages in Asia. Despite having 4 million people engaged in clothing production, their work environment and conditions are extremely poor.…

The Urban Ninjas

The year is 1,100. A black shadow looms in the corner, stooping low before the shoji(translucent paper window) and it peeks inside a room. His mission is a matter of life and death– whether he can successfully assassinate the daimyo or…