1. Nagasaki: Window on the World

    On February 17, 1904, a production opened at Milan’s La Scala that its composer thought would seal his reputation as…

  2. Kanazawa: In the City of the Maedas

    Shaped like a massive hook reaching symbolical…

  3. Nara: A Capital Place

    When it comes to emotional draw,…

  4. Hagi: The Orange and Revolution

    Tom Midwinter visits the Yamaguchi Prefecture town…

  5. Tokushima “vs Tokyo”

    A sparsely inhabited and depopulating prefecture i…

  6. Furusato Revolution II: Kamiyama-cho — The Power of the People

  7. Furusato Revolution I: Takayama — Talk of the Town

  8. Morioka: Home of the Nambu

  9. The Heart of Hirosaki

  10. Beautiful Biei