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5 World Records Hold by Japanese People

Japan excels at many things big and small — from the world’s tallest tower, to the world’s shortest escalator. It often has the youngest islands on the planet and the longest-living people. Having covered the country’s most impressive records, we

Jean-Michel Gathy on Designing for Life

Otemachi, the long-standing downtown business district of Tokyo, is currently playing host to a number of the capital’s most opulent luxury hotels. One of the standouts is the Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo at Otemachi, an aesthetically stunning practice in peerless

The Beautiful Silence of Shusaku Endo Novels

The author of probably the 20th century’s most profoundly spiritual novels, Shusaku Endo is often overlooked in terms of his influence and impact on world literature. Sidelined, perhaps, due to the international acclaim for Japan’s Nobel laureates Yasunari Kawabata and