Tagged: japan

Sony: a tale of innovation

Sony Corporation is one of the best-known names in consumer electronics, famous for innovations like the Walkman and the Playstation. Since its establishment shortly after World War II, Sony has introduced a stream of...

Standards I

Standards is a two-volume set of jazz albums released by the Keith Jarrett trio in 1983. Originally released by ECM, they have been multiply re-issued, including by Universal/Polygram. The two volumes present performances of...

Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. The name is derived from the word okonomi, meaning “how you like” or “what you like”, and yaki meaning “grill”. Okonomiyaki is mainly...

Unit 731

Unit 731 (731部隊 Nana-san-ichi butai, Chinese: 731部队) was a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook lethal human experimentation during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945)...

The magic of miso

Miso is a fermented soybean paste used in Asian, especially Japanese, cuisine. It’s traditionally made by combining soybeans with salt and a special fungal starter culture called koji (Aspergillus oryzae) and then left to ferment...

Japanese wood joinery

Japanese wood joinery dates back to the seventh century and is a craftsmanship technique that involves complicated, interlocking wooden joints that form bonds without the use of nails, screws or adhesives. Even until recent...

Scenery

Ryo Fukui (1949-2016) was a Japanese jazz pianist based in Sapporo. He was born on June 1, 1948 in Biratori, Hokkaido. He played regularly at the “Slowboat” jazz club. Fukui died of a malignant...

Your name

Kimi no Na wa — or Your Name in English — has been praised and breaking records all over the world since its release last year, and it just broke another one. The film has officially...

Don’t tell mom

A nocturnal education film, designed to help children develop their emotions, expressions as well as language and physical skills by enjoying singing and exercising with a big brother. Production, direction, animation, editing: Sawako Kabuki...