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Cezary Jan Strusiewicz

Cezary is a freelance writer, translator, and stand-up comic living in Yokohama.

Articles by Cezary

Yuki Matsuzaki has an old-timey but to-the-point thing to say about the oft-repeated idea that Japan is one of the most homogenous nations on the planet: “Hogwash.” A Hollywood actor of over…

I will make my film! That’s why I have dared To enter this world of cinema To show men, not to work for them! Tazuko Sakane wrote these words in 1936 when…

When the trailers for the anime movie Bubble were first released, they made heads spin, and not just because of the whirling, supersonic camera work. A parkour-focused story set in a partially…

Nestled in southeastern Kyushu, Miyazaki Prefecture was once known as “Hyuga no Kuni,” meaning “the country that faces the sun.” Even today, the area is renowned for its sunrises. And with over…

For the past 17 years, Daniel Patterson has enjoyed a quiet life in Japan. Hailing from the east coast of Canada, he initially split his time between teaching, taking care of his…

They say that you have to walk a mile in someone’s shoes to truly understand them. But New Yorker Norman England went beyond footwear, getting to wear Mizuho Yoshida’s full Godzilla suit…

Despite not really having a surplus of them due to the country’s declining birthrate, Japan doesn’t exactly handle its children with kid gloves. Just take a look at Demon Slayer, which in…

Growing rice isn’t the easiest of tasks even today, but a few hundred years back, it was a significantly more complex operation. Rice seedlings first had to be matured in separate beds…