FEB 2011 #129
The great escape
Three minutes to romance
Chinese Cafe 8, Minami
JAN 2011 #128
Reporting Japan: From Marco Polo to the Internet Age
UFOs, movie stars & stripes
Kobe’s earthquake museum
DEC 2010 #127
Japan and China: uneasy neighbors
The art of spinning a yarn
The magnificent 47
NOV 2010 #126
Voice of the voiceless
Raw feelings for a fish tank
Aquarium in Kyoto!
Life is sweeter here
Marco Bos, Wafelhuis
OCT 2010 #125
Painting rainbows on Midosuji
Celebrate diversity at the 5th annual Kansai Rainbow Parade.
Can Nagoya save the planet?
Sadou — the way of tea
An autumn of tea
SEP 2010 #124
The good, the bad and the muddled
Animal rights in Japan
Emperor of poetry
Japan’s lyrical monarch
On the road ...
Dmitriy Petrukhin from Kazakhstan
AUG 2010 #123
Twisting in Japan’s political wind
Taking stock, post election
San Francisco mon amour
Could Japan have done it first?
A new doll in town ...
JUL 2010 #122
Whole lotto luck
An environment problem wrapped
JUN 2010 #121
Rocking the vote
Voting rights for foreigners?
Running to nowhere
The plight of refugees in Japan
More than soccer and safaris
MAY 2010 #120
The more things change
Kansai Scene talks to Diane Orrett
Banpaku: life begins at 40
Celebrating its 40th anniversary
Nara @ 1300
Nara — imperium and cute mascot
APR 2010 #119
Is Japanese gun control a model for America?
Akihabara, eat your heart out
Happy Birthday Nara
1300 years since becoming Japanís first capital
MAR 2010 #118
Type B or not type B?
Know yourself-know your blood type
Style on Trial
Fashion police take females to court
Drums, beer, & mobile Kansai
FEB 2010 #117
"What should I do with my hands?"
Style on Trial
Do the clothes really make the man?
Dancing to a new beat in Kansai!
JAN 2010 #116
From building sets to fighting the Sith
Into the Heart of Cambodia
Kansai Wallpaper* City Guides
More than takoyaki and temples
DEC 2009 #115
The joy of winter
Rejoce the winter months
City with energy and smelly tofu
Attack of the 4-legged structures
NOV 2009 #114
Land of the Rising Smoke
Anti-smoking movement gains traction
See You Later, Alligator
Founder Stuart McDonald
Hockey night in Osaka
OCT 2009 #113
Empowerment and a bodacious butt
Founder Stuart McDonald
Kinosaki Spa Resort Town
Hot water at old Japan retreat
SEP 2009 #112
A day at the other races
One handy game
Aikido you not!
The International Aikido tournament
AUG 2009 #111
Try to set the Night on Fire
Fireworks: tradition with a rich past
Traditional Japanese tattoo
JUL 2009 #110
Festival of stars
Japan's very own star-crossed lovers
In hot water
What in Japan's favorite genki drinks?
JUN 2009 #109
Tsuyu - A Blessing in da skies!
Prepare yourself for rainy season
Ancient Buddhist traditions
The powers of Ki
MAY 2009 #108
The humble and grotesque beginnings
Sanctuary at Spirit Yoga Studio
Relax, the yoga way
APR 2009 #107
The direction of your dreams
Integrate helping into your life
Be seen in the green
Parks in Kansai
The Icefields Parkway
Canada's great mountain highway
MAR 2009 #106
A few sacred mountains:
Myth and meditation meet in high places
Return of the Rikishi
Time for the Spring Sumo Tourney.
The lost city of Petra
As impressive as the sun is hot
FEB 2009 #105
Heads up on mental health
The latest DIY learn Japanese website
Isan, Northeastern Thailand
JAN 2009 #104
Your dog is your status symbol
Worth a thousand words
A gift for all seasons
The latest buzz
Mosquitoes, pestilence and Japan
DEC 2008 #103
Golden arches over the rising sun
Japan's taste for Western-style fast food
Eat yourself lucky
The secrets of Japan's traditional New Year food
The new banana republic
Taking in the south slowly
NOV 2008 #102
Japan politics 101
Get clued in for the next election
Pop culture hit list
Kansai in the arts and media
Minami walking tour
Taking in the south slowly
OCT 2008 #101
How the media sees non-Japanese
The fine art of being grotesque
The dark side of Japanese culture
Forty-seven or bust
Japan on two wheels
SEP 2008 #100
Kansai! Kansai! Kansai!
Why do we love Kansai?
Things you must do in Kansai
The tourism renaissance in Osaka
AUG 2008 #099
Finding Kansai's microbreweries
What if ...
... Osaka had won its bid to host the 2008 Olympics?
Drinking at tachinomiya
JUL 2008 #098
A hike like no other
Small is beautiful
Taketomi Island, Okinawa
A yen for Kyushu
Budget traveling in Kyushu
The orange people of the forest
Goreme and Cappadocia, Turkey
JUN 2008 #097
Where the wild things are
Kansai's beasties rounded up
Blood in the water
Dolphin culling near Taiji
Twitching in Osaka? It's a shore thing
Osaka Nanko Bird Sanctuary
MAY 2008 #096
Is there a doctor in the country?
Medical emergency and the shortage of doctors
Osaka obachan - they won't go quietly
The women who rule Osaka
APRIL 2008 #095
Osaka - Japan's comedy central
The iPhone and Japan
The iPhone cometh?
Most spoken, and least explained expression
MARCH 2008 #094
What are we doing far away from home?
The expatriate experience
A meeting of minds across cultures
My life as an expatriate
Kansai's diverse expats in their own words
FEBRUARY 2008 #093
A measure of safety
Japan's crime scene
Valentine dating spots
You've got a friend in me
UGOBE's tiny dinosaur pal -Pleo
January 2008 #092
The hush-hush world of hostessing
Understanding this misunderstood business
Maid in Japan
Going once, going twice, going vroom!
Hi-tech comes to car auctions
DECEMBER 2007 #091
Oh no, it's Christmas!
The reason for the season
Touched for the very first time
The iPod Touch
3, 2, 1, 2008!
Plan your New Year
NOVEMBER 2007 #090
Contemporary architecture in Kansai
Guided by goodwill
Japan's volunteer guides
Look for the union label
Know your labour rights
OCTOBER 2007 #089
Japan's biofuelled green car revolution
Green fuel hits the road
Great wheels of green
Eco wheel prints
.. when I'm sixty-five
Japan's pension system for expats
SEPTEMBER 2007 #088
Art space Osaka
Public art in the big city
Osaka's grey canvas
Osaka as a backdrop for urban guerilla artists
Sampling Japan's imitation food
AUGUST 2007 #087
Fate and fortune
Fortune telling through palms and cards reading
Cut to the stone
Ishikiri - a fountain of health and healing hands
The sacred menagerie
Animism and their shrines
That old black magic
Japan under saturated superstition
JULY 2007 #086
Yasaka Shrine Festival, Osaka
The Seto Inland Sea
The inner journey
Osho International Meditation Resort, India
Banking on London's south side
The river sweats oil and tar ...
Scotland in ten days
Highlands, islands and festivals
JUNE 2007 #085
An eye for history
Underground style in downtown Osaka
MAY 2007 #084
Global festival fun in Kansai
Nippon uber alles?
Japan's current surge in nationalism
The Aomori code
Christ was burried in Aomori?
APRIL 2007 #083
The more things change ...
The freecycle network
Thinking green on Earth Day
Galina & Flavio
MARCH 2007 #082
Have we got a tale to tell ...
An interview with Alex Kerr
Peeping into the Pink Box
FEBRUARY 2007 #081
Germany's little Japan
A Japanese living culture in Dusseldorf
The darker the chocolate, the sweeter the benefits
Chocolate for health
JANUARY 2007 #080
More than a cat's tale?
Contemporary Japanese literature
Not bore - boar!
Making the most of a Kansai New Year's
Red Cross \ more than disasters and wars
DECEMBER 2006 #079
Shopping away from home
Import shops in Kansai and beyond ...
Drink yourself fitter
The face behind the lens
John Foster, photographer
Nobember 2006 #078
International Bicycle Fund & Ibike
Arashiyama on wheels
Exploring Arashiyama by bicycle
A spin through ancient Japan
Cycling through history in Okayama Prefecture
One helluva of an FNQ ride
Cycling in Northern Queensland, Australia
Do-it-yourself guide to bicycle maintenance
Beat the wind
Getting into cycle racing
October 2006 #077
The great Kansai-Kanto debate
Kansai and Kanto face off
The yodogawa: my majestic santuary
On the banks of Yodogawa
September 2006 #076
Get a job, Sha na na na
Making career over here
The art of striking a pose
A keen eye on Japan
Focusing with photographer Akif Hakan Celebi
Stairway to heaven
Everest base camp in Nepal
August 2006 #075
Summer Getaway Guide
Ishiyama & Miho Museum
July 2006 #074
Rodonsha: The Laborer
Or how to make a movie in your spare time
The New Tabehoudai Culture
Guide to all-you-can-eat & drink
June 2006 #073
Thinking of things to do
Have infant daughter, will travel
Traveling with a young family in Southeast Asia
No sex please, we're married
Sexless couples in today's Japan
MAY 2006 #072
One Love (Japan mix)
The great culture exchange
Behind Libya's green door
Libya, North Africa
Awash with waterfalls
APRIL 2006 #071
White space for sale
Art galleries to rent in Osaka
Way out west
Golden Week in Yamaguchi-ken
Leaving on a jet plane
Are you ready to leave Japan?
MARCH 2006 #070
The rebirth of the hot spring
All about onsen
The gem of South Africa
Winter warmth in Okayama
Takebe International Villa
FEBRUARY 2006 #069
The games people play
A tale of two Central American cities
Granada and Antigua
MS hits the big three-oh
Microsoft at thirty
JANUARY 2006 #068
The hottest pots
Getaway to China
1% cash, 100% difference
DECEMBER 2005 #067
That was the year that was
Faith carved in stone
Ajanta & Ellora, India
Tsunami: One year on
A world in recovery
NOVEMBER 2005 #066
Real genuine plastic
Convenience and disposability
Low Caye in Belize
Belize, Central America
A formula for thrills
F1 at Suzuka, Mie
OCTOBER 2005 #065
Financial planning guide
A city in a dream
Take a hike!
The latest hiking gear
September 2005 #064
Japan and the dram
Tickled in the pink city
A better hotel by design
HOTEL T'POINT, Shinsaibashi
AUGUST 2005 #063
Kansai street dancers
The canyons of Arizona
One piece or two?
Summer beachwear style guide
JULY 2005 #062
In a desert land
Sit! Roll over! Fetch my dry-cleaning!
JUNE 2005 #061
Power to the people
Blogging in the Kansai
Very easy rider
Touring in the South of France
Getting down and dirty in the woods
Alpex paintball field in Shiga
MAY 2005 #060
Land of the Rising Star
Making a music career in Japan
A Fairytale in the Midst of Mountains
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Football Fandom — Japan Style
Sober football madness
APR 2005 #059
In Vino Veritas
Wine and sake - the Ying and Yang of world drinks
Riding High in Peru
Accessing Aussie Rules in Japan
Aussie rules for the new season
Mar 2005 #058
Sumo's foreign invasion
A rundown on sumo's foreign legion of rikishi
Trekking in the clouds
The art of transformation
Tai Chi Chuan
Feb 2005 #057
Happy Valentine's Day ... and more to celebrate
A day trip to the Panama Canal
Panama, Central America
Capoeira — Fight? Dance? Or game?
A Brazilian martial art
Jan 2005 #056
Plastic arms for prosthetic dreams
Model guns and the men who kill nothing with them
Mumbai — Bollywood style
A night in India's biggest city that never sleeps
Healing? Anyone can do it!
Reiki — An effective self-healing method
Dec 2004 #055
A Japanese Christmas Carol
A DIY guide to Christmas in Japan
Ristorante Sabatini Kyoto
Not Only For Men
Nov 2004 #054
The Proper Gym Workout
A guide to gyms and working out
The Great Ganges
Axum Ethiopian Restaurant
11th Osaka European Film Festival
Oct 2004 #053
Veni, Vidi, Snapped it!
Get the most from your travel snaps.
Luang Prabang, Laos
The new Chiang Mai?
Red Rubber Ball Cafe, Kyoto
With added bounce.
Sep 2004 #052
Towing the Line
Cricket in Kansai.
Tattoo style & Kazu Tattoo Studio.
Aug 2004 #051
To Peform or to Conform
Kansai street performers.
Cricket in Kansai.
Tattoo style & Kazu Tattoo Studio.
July 2004 #050
The Good Life
Organic farming in Japan.
:: TRAVEL SPECIAL
Your guide for summer travel plans both domestic and overseas.
Apple's new mini iPod.
June 2004 #049
Karaoke for beginners.
A Week by the Sea
Kobe's bars day by day.
May 2004 #048
As Appleseed, (a feature length anime movie that breaks new ground
in its complexity and technical achievments) heralds in a new era
of Japanese anime, KS takes a look back at the early years of this
insanely popular medium.
The Beach of The Dead in Oaxaca.
An American potter in Nara.
April 2004 #047
Talking to Tigers
With the new baseball season just round the corner, KS takes a seat
at the 'Tiger' izakaya, picks at Hanshins' fans with the chopsticks
of journalism and nibbles on a few tasty tidbits of Tigers talk.
Taking a dip in the beautiful Kyushu onsen town of Unzen.
An artist with no message, yet whose work says it all.
March 2004 #046
Spring Fashion Splash
What's hot this spring? KS leaps off the catwalk to bring you a
round up of all that is 'in' and that which is 'out' this season.
The Land of Natural Treasures
The eco-paradise of Sabah, Borneo.
Andy Walmsley. Neither Sam nor Dave, yet the man that makes
it all happen.
February 2004 #045
Return of the Monkey
Chinese New Year celebrations around Kansai.
Diving the Great Barrier Reef
Becomming a certified PADI diver in Queensland Australia.
Yoshii Hiroyuki, the inventor of the 'Yoshii9' speaker system.
January 2004 #044
Women on Top
Case studies of Japanese business women.
Ancient cedars on Yakushima.
Chikako Yamada Life in the Bus Lane.
December 2003 #043
Hard Knock Life
The Midori group peers thrugh the tarpaulins of Kyoto's homeless
Ski buff Miles Walsh and SnowJapan.com gets the lowdown on some
of the best ski resorts in Japan for folks who want to get a jump
on the ski season.
William Kremer A member of the Midori Group, and co-director
of "Kyoto Poverty".
November 2003 #042
The World of Kaiseki
Not a sumo wrestler, but rather refined dining, buddhist style.
Experiencing Hell & Heaven in Beppu
Shusui Taki, 20th Century Utamaro...
October 2003 #041
Lady and The Chimps
FEATURE: Dr. Jane Goodhall's monkey business.
Memoirs of a Floating World
TRAVEL: Venice, Italy.
STYLE: Ape shall not buy ape...unless its a successful high street
September 2003 #040
Feature: Bare asses and silk sound like something you could get
into, then try the official national sport of Japan, Sumo.
Far From the Maddening Crowd
Travel: Shikinejima Island, Tokyo Prefectures's last frontier.
Profile: Tea Master Budoka, TV celebrity and a Blues Brother.
August 2003 #039
Feature: Kansai Scene reports on the alarming increase of juvenile crime in Japan.
Liverpool - Too Fab by Far
Travel: Exploring The Beatles stomping ground in Britain.
Archive unavailable at the moment, sorry.
July 2003 #038
Feature: Gion Matsuri, Kyoto.
Tana Toraja's Killing Fields
Travel: An Indonesian Funeral Ceremony
Fuji Rock 2003
Live: The low down on who's thrashing at this years monster music festival
Archive unavailable at the moment, sorry.
June 2003 #037
The Travel Issue
Feature: It's pouring with rain outside and that healthy holiday glow you had after your last break is a distant memory, it's time to get down to the travel agent and book a flight outta here.
Style: Eight travel items not to leave home without.
Travel: Blasting up firey peaks in Papua New Guinea.
May 2003 #036
The Slow Life
Feature: Ever thought about jacking it all in and heading to the country to grow daikon? Everyone else seems to be.
Style: Go slow, the fun and sweaty way.
Landmines and Cappuccinos, Eritrea
Travel: Warm climate, even warmer welcomes.
April 2003 #035
Mad in Baghdad
From Hollywood DVDs to depleted uranium - an activist's point of view on Iraq
A novel e-outlet for designers who just want to design
Paul Oakenfold: 24 Carat DJ
Live: Superstar DJ on his upcoming tour to Japan
Go Now? Go Zao
Travel: Sanctuary for the late-season skier or snowboarder
March 2003 #034
Lost in Space - To let: over two million square metres of
Spot On - Take an eclectic design sextet
and add an art legend with a thing for polka dots
Drenched and Confused - travel: A different
kind of lubrication at New Year - Songkran in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Men at Work - Construction workers - unsung
stylists of our everyday lives?
February 2003 #033
Whole Lotta Love-Love - Get in the mood for Valentine's
Day - 9 couples quizzed.
Poo-seums and Other Cultural Highlights - Educational establishments for the less than scholarly traveller.
Roll of Dough - Foodbank Japan "is not a homeless aid group."
travel: Embargo in Santiago - travel: Why Cubans are "waiting for Castro to die."
January 2003 #032
Slick Picks for Snow-jos - 20 ripping
resorts for snowboards and skis
'02 & '03 - What matters to you and me?- The view from the streets on the years of the horse and sheep
Postcard from Pyongyang - travel: Options for touring around the "axis of evil"
December 2002 #031
No Imitations - Thello Entertainment
bringing hiphop "with character" to Japan.
The Scent of Clover - Top fashion label Hisui's Hiroko Ito on their latest creations
Orangutans and Occultists - travel: Kuching, Malaysia
November 2002 #030
Movie Revolutoinaries - A new breed
of filmmakers: Digital Film Festival - ResFest 2002
Netescapes - Fifteen web wonders for whiling
Watching Oaxaca - travel: southern Mexico's
craziest windows and doorways
October 2002 #029
Graffiti junkie - Interview: Osaka
artist Roler One. Is there a legal alternative?
Another beautiful mind - Elite Scrabble
player Keiichro Hirai shares his top tips. /p>
Tanks for the memories - travel: Historic
September 2002 #028
Let's LEGO - celebrating the "Toy
of the Century"
Surf's Up! - Don't throw away the bikini
just yet, the typhoons are here!
Tomographer - Top Tokyo VJs on British
July/August 2002 #027
Prince Vince - an interview with the
complicated Mr. Vincent Gallo.
Grrls in Rock - Shonen Knife and Ex-Girl
on being the better half of J-rock.
What difference a day makes - Hitching Japan down a path less
June 2002 #026
Footballicus Fanaticus - Tokyo Scene
takes a look at this colourful species
Fuji Rocks!!! - Exclusive insights from
sonic Youth, Dry and Heavy, and more.
travel: Gunning for the DMZ - Panmunjon
on the border between South and North Korea