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Paul McInnes

Paul is the editor of TW. His work has appeared in several English-language publications in Japan and overseas including The Japan Times, Tokyo Art Beat and Stylus.

Articles by Paul

Navigating the fashion industry landscape in Japan isn’t particularly easy. It’s a country which takes fashion extremely seriously with a spectrum of street zoku (tribes) and geographical areas which take pride in…

The TW March 2022 cover model, Masumi Yamada, has been making a name for herself in the modeling industry since her debut when she was a high school student. Having spent time…

I speak with documentary filmmaker Adrian Francis on Zoom as he wraps up a series of successful screenings at Frankfurt’s Nippon Connection film festival. For Francis, his film Paper City is the culmination…

To step in front of a camera involves elements of performance. It takes guts to share yourself, physically and mentally, be it on TikTok or YouTube. There’s a side to social media that…

When I meet Mayumi Yamase a few weeks before her exhibition opens at the I AM gallery in Tokyo’s Higashi-Nagasaki neighborhood, I’m struck by her openness and straightforward conversation. There’s not even…

Photography can be many things. Snapshots of streets and its multifarious inhabitants, portraits from the past, dramatic landscapes and cityscapes that burn bright with promise. Jörgen Axelvall, a resident of Tokyo for…

In a new series, TW editor Paul McInnes meets up with new and old friends to have a leisurely discussion about their lives in Tokyo, new projects and anything that they can…

As restrictions ease in Tokyo, the city seems to be blossoming once again. Parks are being used for picnics, shoppers are returning to the boutiques and department stores of Ginza and Omotensado…