Author Archives: Renae Lucas-Hall

Highlights from the Tokyo: Art and Photography Exhibition at Oxford Uni’s Ashmolean

Living in the UK and missing Japan? An afternoon at the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University should fill that void. When you enter the Tokyo: Art and Photography Exhibition, a bright pink panel of cherry blossoms greets you, stretching along the floor and up the walls, creating the perfect Instagram backdrop. Step inside and Japanese…

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THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED October 2021 Giveaway! Brought to you by ‘The Real Japan’ and ‘Nagoya is not Boring’ PRIZES! 1x 1st Prize: A Private Online Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience with ‘Nagoya is not boring’ + Planning A Trip To Japan + How To Travel In Japan Without Speaking Japanese travel guides – worth £35…

Review of ‘Tokyo Junkie’ by Robert Whiting

Robert Whiting is a talented and fascinating writer addicted to Japan. He has lived and worked as a journalist in Tokyo on and off for more than fifty years. His memoir ‘Tokyo Junkie‘ begins in 1962 when Japan was transforming itself on a monumental scale in preparation for the Tokyo Olympics. The pages in-between cover…