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Despite public sentiment showing disapproval of the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place as planned this July, Japan has held its position of ruling out further delay.

In the wake of this reality, photographer Kisara Okada’s ©TOKYO Please close softly and gently may render as a crucial pre-pandemic artifact that takes on a tremendously new meaning with the stakes of Tokyo’s post-Olympics well-being remarkably higher than ever.

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April 15, 2019

Finding “Wa” in Tokyo

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Much of Tokyo’s allure comes from its abundance of its beautiful, engaging and tangible qualities. However, visitors are often struck by something much deeper when trying to express and appreciate the “feeling” of Tokyo and immersion in the Japanese way of life.

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March 15, 2019

Liam Wong — TO:KY:OO

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Liam Wong‘s visions have earned him global attention from international news outlets, and legions of fans across social media, the videogame world, photographers and designers alike.

His first formal book project, TO:KY:OO, encompasses his three years as a photographer and ultimately the completion of his debut photo series.

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February 1, 2019

A Conversation with Motoko Rich

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A reporter for the New York Times since 2003, Motoko draws on her dual identity to bring nuance, empathy and “fresh eyes” to the publication’s coverage of Japan and the Koreas. Here, she discusses the challenges of interviewing Japanese people, her alternate dream job and how her two children help her see the world.

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