Why creativity flourishes in Japan

Posted on 2022-11-07 in art • Tagged with Japan, art, history, sociology, economics

·5 min read

Over the last 2 decades, the creativity I’ve come across in Japan repeatedly induces awe and wonder and tickles my brain. Manga, anime, games, music, movies, shows, ads, architecture, paintings, installations, fashion, funky commercial products… one favorite of mine is art by Takashi Murakami.


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Positive trends in Japan

Posted on 2022-10-23 in Japan • Tagged with Japan, technology, economics

·4 min read

There’s a neverending onslaught of bad news of negative trends in Japan. Depreciating yen, aging population, ballooning debt, stagnant GDP, lower ranking in digital competitiveness, dwindling fish population, declining music industry, political scandals… it seems everything is worsening.

But the news media tends to give a …

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