Tokyo Compression by Michael Wolf

Michael Wolf Tokyo Compression

German photographer Michael Wolf gives us a glimpse into cramped commuters in Tokyo. Though in some cases it may be the commuters who get a glimpse of us.   See and read more here.   P.S. Here is another one of Wolf’s fascinating photo projects (in China): http://imgur.com/a/wrIds

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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Goodbye Kitty, Hello Cat

It’s official! The jolly blue cat with (literally) deep pockets, Doraemon, has been chosen over Sanrio’s Hello Kitty to be the mascot for Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Games bid. Personally I think this is a great choice. The wise yet humble and friendly cosmic cat embodies Japan’s futuristic, innovative, and creative[…]

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Japan 365: A Drawing-A-Day Project by J Muzacz

I came across a very unique book depicting Japan through some mesmerizing drawings called Japan 365: A Drawing-A-Day Project by J Muzacz: The book is simply a collection of ballpoint drawings, one for every day of the year 2011 – the year of the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster.[…]

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True Grit: My Thoughts on the Japanese Crisis

On March 11th, 2011 Japan’s northeast coast was hit by a devastating earthquake causing damage with a tsunami, fires, nuclear reactor explosions, and blackouts. As rescuers dig up bodies and engineers struggle to prevent a nuclear catastrophe, the official death toll rises to nearly seven thousand people, with even more[…]

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