Joshua Meyer is a Tokyo-based freelance writer who also contributes to the American movie blog Slashfilm.com. He grew up in Florida and has been living in Japan since mid-2010. When not writing professionally he dabbles in travel photography and maintains his own website and portfolio at thegaijinghost.com.
Live the movies at these famous (and not so... ) Japanese locales depicted on celluloid.
The forest itself is lost in a global media loop de-emphasizing its natural beauty in favor of tragedy. The first step to save the forest is reclaiming its name: It's called the "Sea of Trees" not the "suicide forest."
With the film in its 15th anniversary year, you can still find many of the real-life locations it portrayed in Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Kyoto.
A free "Star Wars" exhibition opens this week in Tokyo to celebrate the saga’s latest episode while the franchise’s actors and directors open up about their personal connections to Japanese culture.