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      Tomo Kosuga

      Tomo Kosuga

      Editor, Content Manager (JP)

      By Tomo Kosuga May 16, 2013

      Meow Meow Meow

      Cat cafes are huge in Japan right now. As the name suggests, these are coffee shops where cat lovers go to sip overpriced lattes and hang out with an adorable smoosh pile of kitties.

      By Tomo Kosuga May 16, 2013
      By Tomo Kosuga Mar 11, 2013

      Radioactive Man

      Today marks the second anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Japan and caused one of the most serious nuclear disasters in world history. The surrounding towns were evacuated in a rush, leaving empty homes and uncared-for animals. In the small tow…

      By Tomo Kosuga Mar 11, 2013
      By Tomo Kosuga Feb 2, 2010

      Meow Meow Meow

      Cat cafes are huge in Japan right now. As the name suggests, these are coffee shops where cat lovers go to sip overpriced lattes and hang out with an adorable smoosh pile of kitties.

      By Tomo Kosuga Feb 2, 2010
      By Tomo Kosuga Sep 30, 2009

      FLOWERS OF FLESH AND BLOOD

      For many critics and movie-lovers great filmmakers can be separated into one of two groups: Hollywood directors who make great, artful cinema for a popular audience despite commercial demands...

      By Tomo Kosuga Sep 30, 2009
      By Tomo Kosuga Mar 31, 2009

      A Twitch In Time

      Daito Manabe is a Japanese video artist who sticks half a dozen electrodes onto his face, synchs them all up to a blippy homemade soundtrack, and proceeds to electrocute himself into a choreography of grimaces and twitches.

      By Tomo Kosuga Mar 31, 2009
      By Tomo Kosuga Mar 1, 2009

      Hair Hats

      When the Japanese hairstylist Shinji Konishi first molded wigs into the likenesses of assorted animals for a gallery show in Tokyo in 2008, he hoped repulsion would trump all else.

      By Tomo Kosuga Mar 1, 2009
      By Tomo Kosuga Jan 1, 2009

      Comfort Food

      As with everything else they do, the girls in Japan take it just that little bit too far, right up to the point where it's basically obsessive-compulsive disorder.

      By Tomo Kosuga Jan 1, 2009
      By Tomo Kosuga Jul 1, 2008

      Nobuyoshi Araki

      There lives in Japan a relentless monster who has released 450 photo books-and still continues to take photographs every day. His name is Nobuyoshi Araki.

      By Tomo Kosuga Jul 1, 2008
      By Tomo Kosuga Apr 1, 2008

      Honk Honk!

      Long-haul trucks covered in elaborate, eye-popping neon lights and colorful airbrushed murals of fantasy creatures and religious figures are known as "decotora" in Japan.

      By Tomo Kosuga Apr 1, 2008
      By Tomo Kosuga Apr 1, 2008

      Puss In Boots

      You've probably seen Cat Prin: The Tailor of a Cat. It's a Japanese web-store that sells the most ridiculously adorable cat outfits.

      By Tomo Kosuga Apr 1, 2008