Monthly Archives: January 2011

Media Mix, Jan. 30, 2011

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about that BBC quiz show which offended a lot of Japanese people. I’m hoping that anyone who reads the column will not automatically connect it to the common generalization that all Japanese people … Continue reading

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February 2011 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the February 2011 issue of EL Magazine, which came out on Jan. 25. They cover films released in Tokyo between late January and mid-February. The Dilemma Vince Vaughn and Kevin James beat … Continue reading

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February 2011 albums

Here are the albums I wrote about for the Feb. issue of EL Magazine, which comes out today. Though we continue to use the term “CD” in the magazine, I’ve decided to change the related blog post to “album” since … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Jan. 23, 2011

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about NHK’s appropriation of commercial TV’s programming strategies. In the print edition of the Japan Times it appears next to Mark Schreiber’s report about the potholes on the road to all-digital television, which … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Jan. 16, 2011

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about Asahi Shimbun’s series “Kozoku no Kuni.” Toward the end of the column I mentioned how the series mainly talked about men, and how the “lonely nation” seemed to be about them. This … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Jan. 9, 2011

Here’s this week’s Media Mix–with links! Having read various comments that advocated more hyper-text in web-based Japan Times articles that were originally written for the print version, I provided the web editor with some links to certain portions of the … Continue reading

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Remembering dismembering: A conversation with Travis Morrison

Last year, Travis Morrison announced that his old band, The Dismemberment Plan, was reuniting, and next month the group will be touring Japan. When they disbanded in 2003, their penultimate show was at Shibuya O-Nest, a headlining capper to a … Continue reading

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