Monthly Archives: April 2011

Seidensticker’s Tokyo, and ours

Several years ago while writing a column about life in Tokyo I realized how little I really knew about the history of the city I had lived in since 1994 and worked in since 1986. On Amazon I sought Edward … Continue reading

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May 2011 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the May 2011 issue of EL Magazine, which came out in Tokyo last Monday. These movies are being released in Tokyo from late April to mid-May. Black Swan Though Darren Aronofsky’s newest … Continue reading

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May 2011 albums

Here are the album reviews from the May 2011 issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed throughout Tokyo today. Computers and Blues -The Streets (679/Warner) Lasers -Lupe Fiasco (Atlantic/Warner) There’s something irresistibly intriguing about an artist who quits at the … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Apr. 24, 2011

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about the revival of resolve to decentralize Tokyo in response to the Mar. 11 earthquake. Most of the article deals with the macro aspects of moving the capital and/or relocating corporations. At the … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Apr. 17, 2011

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about self-restraint and the media campaign to dispel despair in the wake of the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear crisis. Last night NHK ran a kind of debate among three groups of university students from Tokyo, Boston, … Continue reading

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Little Barrie, in case you care

Japan Times asked me to write a preview of the upcoming Little Barrie shows a few weeks ago. I’d interviewed Barrie Cadogan, the leader, in 2006, but I’m not sure that’s why they asked me; not even sure why they … Continue reading

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Media Mix, April 10, 2011

Here’s this week’s Media Mix about the Tokyo gubernatorial race, a topic that will be dated as soon as 8:00 pm rolls around and Shintaro Ishihara is declared the winner. If he isn’t then the column will be worse than … Continue reading

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