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Interview with Morgan de Laporte

Interview with Morgan de Laporte


From 15 – 31 August, Sway Gallery will be hosting Daydreaming – a Japanese motion, a photography exhibition from French photographer Morgan de Laporte. I caught up with Morgan ahead of the exhibition’s opening to talk about the exhibition, photography and more. First things first, please introduce yourself. I’m a French photographer, I’ve been living … Continue reading

Interview with Danny Choo – video!

Interview with Danny Choo – video!


Last month I went to Hyper Japan, where I was lucky enough to interview one of their star guests Danny Choo one-on-one! You can listen to the interview on my Youtube channel, which I’m starting to add to more frequently so feel free to subscribe! Danny was born in the UK to Chinese Malaysian parents … Continue reading

Interview with Fumiaki Miura

Interview with Fumiaki Miura


Last month I blogged that the Avex Recital Series is coming to Wigmore Hall this summer, which is a great chance for you to see some young Japanese musical talent on stage in London. I caught up with Japanese violinist Fumiaki Miura who will be performing on TODAY (Saturday 17 June at 1pm). You can … Continue reading

Interview with Daishin Kashimoto

Interview with Daishin Kashimoto


I recently blogged that the Avex Recital Series is coming to Wigmore Hall this summer, which is a great chance for you to see some young Japanese musical talent on stage in London. I’m pleased to bring to you an interview with violinist Daishin Kashimoto, who will be performing on Saturday 22 July at 1pm. … Continue reading

Interview with Zia Rahim of Japan Nakama

Interview with Zia Rahim of Japan Nakama


This week, I caught up with Zia Rahim of Japan Nakama to talk about the Japan Nakama app, London’s Japanese community and all things Japan! First things first, please introduce yourself. Well, I’m Zia Rahim, the founder (CEO) of Japan Nakama, but originally people know me as a rebel or a person who doesn’t like … Continue reading

Interview with Masa Ogawa – YAMATO drummers of Japan

Interview with Masa Ogawa – YAMATO drummers of Japan


Explosive energy and thunderous beats – the YAMATO drummers of Japan are coming back to the UK! The YAMATO drummers are famous worldwide for their powerful taiko drum performances. The traditional taiko drum, used in Shinto rituals, is pushed to the limit as the drummers use their entire bodies to create breathtaking performances. Yamato – Chousensha – The … Continue reading

Interview with Junko Kemi of kay me

Interview with Junko Kemi of kay me


When I think of Japanese fashion, I immediately think of the beautiful traditional kimono design. But a trip to Tokyo and many other Japanese cities will quickly make you realise that contemporary, particularly women’s, fashion is a thriving industry. One particularly successful brand is kay me, which has just launched in the UK – and … Continue reading

Interview with Japanese pianist Ayako Fujiki!

Interview with Japanese pianist Ayako Fujiki!


A lot of bloggers or writers will have a certain kind of music on in the background while they work to inspire them. I personally find piano the music the best kind of writing music, so I was interested to learn that Japanese pianist Ayako Fujiki will shortly be releasing her first album – ‘brightwater’ – in the UK. … Continue reading