Kansai Scene Magazine
 

 


FEB 2011 #129

:: FEATURE
The great escape

:: SPECIAL
Three minutes to romance

:: FOOD
Chinese Cafe 8, Minami

JAN 2011 #128

:: FEATURE
Reporting Japan: From Marco Polo to the Internet Age

:: HISTORY
UFOs, movie stars & stripes

:: PLACES
Kobe’s earthquake museum

DEC 2010 #127

:: FEATURE
Japan and China: uneasy neighbors

:: CULTURE
The art of spinning a yarn

:: GETAWAY
The magnificent 47

NOV 2010 #126

:: FEATURE
Voice of the voiceless

:: ENVIRONMENT
Raw feelings for a fish tank
Aquarium in Kyoto!

:: PROFILE
Life is sweeter here
Marco Bos, Wafelhuis

OCT 2010 #125

:: FEATURE
Painting rainbows on Midosuji
Celebrate diversity at the 5th annual Kansai Rainbow Parade.

:: ENVIRONMENT
Can Nagoya save the planet?
Previewing COP10

:: CULTURE
Sadou — the way of tea
An autumn of tea

SEP 2010 #124

:: FEATURE
The good, the bad and the muddled
Animal rights in Japan

:: HISTORY
Emperor of poetry
Japan’s lyrical monarch

:: SPECIAL
On the road ...
Dmitriy Petrukhin from Kazakhstan

AUG 2010 #123

:: FEATURE
Twisting in Japan’s political wind
Taking stock, post election

:: HISTORY
San Francisco mon amour
Could Japan have done it first?

:: CULTURE
Hello Dolly
A new doll in town ...

JUL 2010 #122

:: FEATURE
Hatoyama
Yesterday’s hero

:: FEATURE
Japanese Lottery
Whole lotto luck

:: CULTURE
Furoshiki
An environment problem wrapped

JUN 2010 #121

:: FEATURE
Rocking the vote
Voting rights for foreigners?

:: FEATURE
Running to nowhere
The plight of refugees in Japan

:: TRAVEL
South Africa
More than soccer and safaris

MAY 2010 #120

:: FEATURE
The more things change
Kansai Scene talks to Diane Orrett

:: FEATURE
Banpaku: life begins at 40
Celebrating its 40th anniversary

:: FEATURE
Nara @ 1300
Nara — imperium and cute mascot

APR 2010 #119

:: FEATURE
Unarmed Utopia
Is Japanese gun control a model for America?

:: FASHION
Cosplay Carnival
Akihabara, eat your heart out

:: HISTORY
Happy Birthday Nara
1300 years since becoming Japanís first capital

MAR 2010 #118

:: FEATURE
Type B or not type B?
Know yourself-know your blood type

:: FASHION
Style on Trial
Fashion police take females to court

:: Profile
Punk Repairman
Drums, beer, & mobile Kansai

FEB 2010 #117

:: FEATURE
Buddhist Mudra
"What should I do with my hands?"

:: FASHION
Style on Trial
Do the clothes really make the man?

:: SPORTS
Zumba!
Dancing to a new beat in Kansai!

JAN 2010 #116

:: FEATURE
Zachariah Jensen
From building sets to fighting the Sith

:: TRAVEL
Phnom Penh
Into the Heart of Cambodia

:: PROFILE
Kansai Wallpaper* City Guides
More than takoyaki and temples

DEC 2009 #115

:: FEATURE
The joy of winter
Rejoce the winter months

:: TRAVEL
Taipei
City with energy and smelly tofu

:: ENVIRONMENT
Tetrapods!
Attack of the 4-legged structures


NOV 2009 #114

:: FEATURE
Land of the Rising Smoke
Anti-smoking movement gains traction

:: TRAVEL
See You Later, Alligator
Founder Stuart McDonald

:: SPORTS
Power Play
Hockey night in Osaka

OCT 2009 #113

:: FEATURE
Dirty Dancing?
Empowerment and a bodacious butt

:: TRAVEL
Travelfish.org
Founder Stuart McDonald

:: GETAWAY
Kinosaki Spa Resort Town
Hot water at old Japan retreat

SEP 2009 #112

:: FEATURE
Wily Kyotei
A day at the other races

:: CULTURE
Jan-Ken-Pon!
One handy game

:: PROFILE
Aikido you not!
The International Aikido tournament

AUG 2009 #111

:: FEATURE
Try to set the Night on Fire
Fireworks: tradition with a rich past

:: CULTURE
Tea, mate?

:: SPECIAL
Skin Deep
Traditional Japanese tattoo

JUL 2009 #110

:: FEATURE
Festival of stars
Japan's very own star-crossed lovers

:: CULTURE
In hot water

:: RETAIL
Pep Bottles
What in Japan's favorite genki drinks?

JUN 2009 #109

:: FEATURE
Tsuyu - A Blessing in da skies!
Prepare yourself for rainy season

:: TRAVEL
Ladakh
Ancient Buddhist traditions

:: PROFILE
Nice Shiatsu!
The powers of Ki

MAY 2009 #108

:: FEATURE
Sake Lore
The humble and grotesque beginnings

:: HEALTH
Sanctuary at Spirit Yoga Studio
Relax, the yoga way

:: PROFILE
Dear Japan
Handy language

APR 2009 #107

:: FEATURE
The direction of your dreams
Integrate helping into your life

:: PLACES
Be seen in the green
Parks in Kansai

:: TRAVEL
The Icefields Parkway
Canada's great mountain highway


MAR 2009 #106

:: FEATURE
A few sacred mountains:
Myth and meditation meet in high places

:: SPORTS
Return of the Rikishi
Time for the Spring Sumo Tourney.

:: TRAVEL
The lost city of Petra
As impressive as the sun is hot

FEB 2009 #105

:: FEATURE
Wise Counsel
Heads up on mental health

:: TECH
iKnow Japanese
The latest DIY learn Japanese website

:: TRAVEL
Another Thailand
Isan, Northeastern Thailand

JAN 2009 #104

:: FEATURE
Diamond Dogs
Your dog is your status symbol

:: TECH
Worth a thousand words
A gift for all seasons

:: HEALTH
The latest buzz
Mosquitoes, pestilence and Japan

DEC 2008 #103

:: FEATURE
Golden arches over the rising sun
Japan's taste for Western-style fast food

:: CULTURE
Eat yourself lucky
The secrets of Japan's traditional New Year food

:: HEALTH
The new banana republic
Taking in the south slowly


NOV 2008 #102

:: FEATURE
Japan politics 101
Get clued in for the next election

:: CULTURE
Pop culture hit list
Kansai in the arts and media

:: PLACES
Minami walking tour
Taking in the south slowly


OCT 2008 #101

:: FEATURE
Cultural (re)appreciation
How the media sees non-Japanese

:: CULTURE
The fine art of being grotesque
The dark side of Japanese culture

:: SPECIAL
Forty-seven or bust
Japan on two wheels


SEP 2008 #100

:: FEATURE
Kansai! Kansai! Kansai!
Why do we love Kansai?

Essential Kansai
Things you must do in Kansai

:: UPDATE
Destination: Osaka
The tourism renaissance in Osaka


AUG 2008 #099

:: FEATURE
Independents' Day
Finding Kansai's microbreweries

:: SPECIAL
What if ...
... Osaka had won its bid to host the 2008 Olympics?

:: CULTURE
Standing tall
Drinking at tachinomiya

JUL 2008 #098

:: FEATURE
A hike like no other
Yatsubuchi-no-taki, Shiga

Small is beautiful
Taketomi Island, Okinawa

A yen for Kyushu
Budget traveling in Kyushu

The orange people of the forest
Sumatra, Indonesia

Lifting off
Goreme and Cappadocia, Turkey


JUN 2008 #097

:: FEATURE
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

:: FEATURE
Is there a doctor in the country?
Medical emergency and the shortage of doctors

Bad medicine

:: CULTURE
Osaka obachan - they won't go quietly
The women who rule Osaka


APRIL 2008 #095

:: FEATURE
Painfully funny
Osaka - Japan's comedy central

:: TECH
The iPhone and Japan
The iPhone cometh?

:: CULTURE
Kawaii!!!
Most spoken, and least explained expression


MARCH 2008 #094

:: FEATURE
What are we doing far away from home?
The expatriate experience

Come together
A meeting of minds across cultures

My life as an expatriate
Kansai's diverse expats in their own words


FEBRUARY 2008 #093

:: FEATURE
A measure of safety
Japan's crime scene

:: SPECIAL
Kinki romance
Valentine dating spots

:: TECH
You've got a friend in me
UGOBE's tiny dinosaur pal -Pleo


January 2008 #092

:: FEATURE
The hush-hush world of hostessing
Understanding this misunderstood business

Maid in Japan
Maid cafes

:: SPECIAL
Going once, going twice, going vroom!
Hi-tech comes to car auctions


DECEMBER 2007 #091

:: FEATURE
Oh no, it's Christmas!

The reason for the season

:: TECH
Touched for the very first time
The iPod Touch

:: UPDATE
3, 2, 1, 2008!
Plan your New Year


NOVEMBER 2007 #090

:: FEATURE
Building Interest
Contemporary architecture in Kansai

:: UPDATE
Guided by goodwill
Japan's volunteer guides

:: SPECIAL
Look for the union label
Know your labour rights


OCTOBER 2007 #089

:: FEATURE
Japan's biofuelled green car revolution
Green fuel hits the road

Great wheels of green
Eco wheel prints

:: UPDATE
.. when I'm sixty-five
Japan's pension system for expats


SEPTEMBER 2007 #088

:: FEATURE
Art space Osaka
Public art in the big city

Osaka's grey canvas
Osaka as a backdrop for urban guerilla artists

:: CULTURE
mitation nation
Sampling Japan's imitation food


AUGUST 2007 #087

:: FEATURE
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

:: FEATURE
Lion king
Yasaka Shrine Festival, Osaka

Sea inside
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

:: FEATURE
An eye for history
Dark Tourism
HMS Challenger
Pinhole Photography

:: SPECIAL
Orange Street
Underground style in downtown Osaka


MAY 2007 #084

:: FEATURE
International Festivals
Global festival fun in Kansai

:: UPDATE
Nippon uber alles?
Japan's current surge in nationalism

:: CUlTURE
The Aomori code
Christ was burried in Aomori?



APRIL 2007 #083

:: FEATURE
The more things change ...

The freecycle network
Thinking green on Earth Day

:: PROFILE
Everybody salsa
Galina & Flavio



MARCH 2007 #082

:: FEATURE
Have we got a tale to tell ...
Four Stories

Finding Japan
An interview with Alex Kerr

Peeping into the Pink Box
Joan Sinclair



FEBRUARY 2007 #081

:: FEATURE
Have faith
Religious matters

:: CULTURE
Germany's little Japan
A Japanese living culture in Dusseldorf

:: SPECIAl
The darker the chocolate, the sweeter the benefits
Chocolate for health

JANUARY 2007 #080

:: FEATURE
More than a cat's tale?
Contemporary Japanese literature

:: CULTURE
Not bore - boar!
Making the most of a Kansai New Year's

:: SPECIAl
Mission: Osaka
Red Cross \ more than disasters and wars

DECEMBER 2006 #079

:: FEATURE
Shopping away from home
Import shops in Kansai and beyond ...

:: HEALTH
Drink yourself fitter
Herb teas

:: PROFIlE
The face behind the lens
John Foster, photographer

Nobember 2006 #078

:: FEATURE
International Bicycle Fund & Ibike
Sustainable transport

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

Bike maintenance
Do-it-yourself guide to bicycle maintenance

Beat the wind
Getting into cycle racing

October 2006 #077

:: FEATURE
Re-imagining Osaka
Re-branding Osaka

:: CULTURE
The great Kansai-Kanto debate
Kansai and Kanto face off

:: SPECIAL
The yodogawa: my majestic santuary
On the banks of Yodogawa

September 2006 #076

:: FEATURE
Get a job, Sha na na na
Making career over here
Model behavior
The art of striking a pose
A keen eye on Japan
Focusing with photographer Akif Hakan Celebi

:: TRAVEL
Stairway to heaven
Everest base camp in Nepal

August 2006 #075

:: FEATURE
Summer Getaway Guide
Mt. Sosha
Koya-san
Ishiyama & Miho Museum
Kurashiki
Karuizawa
Iya Village
Yoron Island

July 2006 #074

:: FEATURE
Rodonsha: The Laborer
Or how to make a movie in your spare time

:: TRAVEL
Butanding
Dansol, Philippines

:: UPDATE
The New Tabehoudai Culture
Guide to all-you-can-eat & drink

June 2006 #073

:: FEATURE
Hands on
Thinking of things to do

:: TRAVEL
Have infant daughter, will travel
Traveling with a young family in Southeast Asia

:: UPDATE
No sex please, we're married
Sexless couples in today's Japan

MAY 2006 #072

:: FEATURE
One Love (Japan mix)
The great culture exchange

:: TRAVEL
Behind Libya's green door
Libya, North Africa

:: GETAWAY
Awash with waterfalls
Akemeguchi, Nara

APRIL 2006 #071

:: FEATURE
White space for sale
Art galleries to rent in Osaka

:: TRAVEL
Way out west
Golden Week in Yamaguchi-ken

:: UPDATE
Leaving on a jet plane
Are you ready to leave Japan?

MARCH 2006 #070

:: FEATURE
The rebirth of the hot spring
All about onsen

:: TRAVEL
The gem of South Africa
Cape Town

:: GETAWAY
Winter warmth in Okayama
Takebe International Villa

FEBRUARY 2006 #069

:: FEATURE
The games people play
Video gaming

:: TRAVEL
A tale of two Central American cities
Granada and Antigua

:: TECH
MS hits the big three-oh
Microsoft at thirty

JANUARY 2006 #068

:: FEATURE
The hottest pots
Nabe culture

:: TRAVEL
Shanghai surprise
Getaway to China

:: TREND
1% cash, 100% difference
Charity ideas

DECEMBER 2005 #067

:: FEATURE
In Memoriam
That was the year that was

:: TRAVEL
Faith carved in stone
Ajanta & Ellora, India

:: UPDATE
Tsunami: One year on
A world in recovery

NOVEMBER 2005 #066

:: FEATURE
Real genuine plastic
Convenience and disposability

:: TRAVEL
Low Caye in Belize
Belize, Central America

:: SPORT
A formula for thrills
F1 at Suzuka, Mie

OCTOBER 2005 #065

:: FEATURE
Nobody's fool
Financial planning guide

:: TRAVEL
A city in a dream
Venice, Italy

:: STYLE
Take a hike!
The latest hiking gear

September 2005 #064

:: FEATURE
Japan and the dram
Japanese whisky

:: TRAVEL
Tickled in the pink city
Jaipur, India

:: STYLE
A better hotel by design
HOTEL T'POINT, Shinsaibashi

AUGUST 2005 #063

:: FEATURE
Dance machines
Kansai street dancers

:: TRAVEL
Fatal beauty
The canyons of Arizona

:: STYLE
One piece or two?
Summer beachwear style guide

JULY 2005 #062

:: FEATURE
Travelling treats
Outdoor food

:: TRAVEL
In a desert land
Namibia, Africa

:: STYLE
Sit! Roll over! Fetch my dry-cleaning!
Robot pets

JUNE 2005 #061

:: FEATURE
Power to the people
Blogging in the Kansai

:: TRAVEL
Very easy rider
Touring in the South of France

:: SPORT
Getting down and dirty in the woods
Alpex paintball field in Shiga

MAY 2005 #060

:: FEATURE
Land of the Rising Star
Making a music career in Japan

:: TRAVEL
A Fairytale in the Midst of Mountains
Lake Bled, Slovenia

:: SPORT
Football Fandom — Japan Style
Sober football madness

APR 2005 #059

:: FEATURE
In Vino Veritas
Wine and sake - the Ying and Yang of world drinks

:: TRAVEL
Riding High in Peru
Lima, Peru

:: SPORT
Accessing Aussie Rules in Japan
Aussie rules for the new season

Mar 2005 #058

:: FEATURE
Sumo's foreign invasion
A rundown on sumo's foreign legion of rikishi

:: TRAVEL
Trekking in the clouds
Sapa, Vietnam

:: HEALTH
The art of transformation
Tai Chi Chuan

Feb 2005 #057

:: FEATURE
Importing Festivals
Happy Valentine's Day ... and more to celebrate

:: TRAVEL
A day trip to the Panama Canal
Panama, Central America

:: HEALTH
Capoeira — Fight? Dance? Or game?
A Brazilian martial art

Jan 2005 #056

:: FEATURE
Plastic arms for prosthetic dreams
Model guns and the men who kill nothing with them

:: TRAVEL
Mumbai — Bollywood style
A night in India's biggest city that never sleeps

:: HEALTH
Healing? Anyone can do it!
Reiki — An effective self-healing method

Dec 2004 #055

:: FEATURE
A Japanese Christmas Carol
A DIY guide to Christmas in Japan

:: TRAVEL
Singapore Slung
Singapore

:: FOOD
Ristorante Sabatini Kyoto

:: SPORTS
Not Only For Men
Women's Rugby

Nov 2004 #054

:: FEATURE
The Proper Gym Workout
A guide to gyms and working out

:: TRAVEL
Varanasi, India
The Great Ganges

:: FOOD
Axum Ethiopian Restaurant

:: FILM
11th Osaka European Film Festival

Oct 2004 #053

:: FEATURE
Veni, Vidi, Snapped it!
Get the most from your travel snaps.

:: TRAVEL
Luang Prabang, Laos
The new Chiang Mai?

:: FOOD
Red Rubber Ball Cafe, Kyoto
With added bounce.

Sep 2004 #052

:: FEATURE
Towing the Line
Danjiri festival.

:: TRAVEL
Seoul Searching
Seoul, Korea.

:: SPORT
Howzat!
Cricket in Kansai.

:: STYLE
Think Ink
Tattoo style & Kazu Tattoo Studio.

Aug 2004 #051

:: FEATURE
To Peform or to Conform
Kansai street performers.

:: TRAVEL
Seoul Searching
Seoul, Korea.

:: SPORT
Howzat!
Cricket in Kansai.

:: STYLE
Think Ink
Tattoo style & Kazu Tattoo Studio.

July 2004 #050

:: FEATURE
The Good Life
Organic farming in Japan.

:: TRAVEL SPECIAL
Get Packing
Your guide for summer travel plans both domestic and overseas.

:: STYLE
iStyle
Apple's new mini iPod.

June 2004 #049

:: FEATURE
Karaoke ikou?
Karaoke for beginners.

:: TRAVEL
Bali, Indonesia
Kuta Beach.

:: DRINK
A Week by the Sea
Kobe's bars day by day.

May 2004 #048

:: FEATURE
Hyper-Animated
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.

:: TRAVEL
Zipolite, Mexico
The Beach of The Dead in Oaxaca.

:: PROFILE
Dave Pike
An American potter in Nara.

April 2004 #047

:: FEATURE
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. Grrr.

:: TRAVEL
Unzen
Taking a dip in the beautiful Kyushu onsen town of Unzen.

:: PROFILE
André Duplessis
An artist with no message, yet whose work says it all.

March 2004 #046

:: FEATURE
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.

:: TRAVEL
The Land of Natural Treasures
The eco-paradise of Sabah, Borneo.

:: PROFILE
Andy Walmsley. Neither Sam nor Dave, yet the man that makes it all happen.

February 2004 #045

:: FEATURE
Return of the Monkey
Chinese New Year celebrations around Kansai.

:: TRAVEL
Diving the Great Barrier Reef
Becomming a certified PADI diver in Queensland Australia.

:: PROFILE
Yoshii Hiroyuki, the inventor of the 'Yoshii9' speaker system.

January 2004 #044

:: FEATURE
Women on Top
Case studies of Japanese business women.

:: TRAVEL
Ancient cedars on Yakushima.

:: PROFILE
Chikako Yamada Life in the Bus Lane.

December 2003 #043

:: FEATURE
Hard Knock Life
The Midori group peers thrugh the tarpaulins of Kyoto's homeless community.

:: TRAVEL
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.

:: PROFILE
William Kremer A member of the Midori Group, and co-director of "Kyoto Poverty".

November 2003 #042

:: FEATURE
The World of Kaiseki
Not a sumo wrestler, but rather refined dining, buddhist style.

:: TRAVEL
Experiencing Hell & Heaven in Beppu
Beppu, Kyushu.

:: PROFILE
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.

Bathing Ape
STYLE: Ape shall not buy ape...unless its a successful high street fashion label...

September 2003 #040

Sumo Uncovered
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.

Randall Channel
Profile: Tea Master Budoka, TV celebrity and a Blues Brother.

August 2003 #039

Juvenile Crime
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.

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July 2003 #038

Festival Fever
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

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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.

Travel Bag
Style: Eight travel items not to leave home without.

Crater Caper
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.

Wonder Wheels
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

Artline
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 office space

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" Malaysia

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 away winter

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 Saipan

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 television

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.

travel: What difference a day makes - Hitching Japan down a path less taken

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

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