Stay in Style in Tokyo: The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon

Located in the Asakusa area
 of Tokyo, the Gate Hotel Kaminarimon is perfect if you’re looking for a little reprieve from the hustle and bustle of areas like Shibuya, but still want to stay close to the action. With a famous market and the Sensō-ji Buddhist temple just a few minutes away, you could easily…

From Robots to Temples: A Neighborhood Guide to Tokyo

Japan has been at the top of travelers’ 
lists for a while now, and Tokyo remains one of the most astounding and complex cities in the world. From its extraordinary culinary scene and trippy technology, to beautiful temples and serene parks, it’s truly a city of extremes. Here, we explore some of the most fascinating…

Experience Art: Discover the Art of Anime and Manga

Everyday Scenes from a Parallel World, PIE International Although anime has been around for decades, there has been a notable revival in the genre as of late. Netflix is dubbing and rebooting old favorites, cutting-edge video game graphics are being pared down into nostalgic two-dimensional worlds, and the manga industry continues to stay strong, especially…

Gaming as an Empathy Tool

In a world traditionally known for Minecraft, MOBAs, and first-person shooters, a sub-genre is forming. Those taking only a peripheral glance may mistake gaming as ‘just another’ entertainment platform, but the medium itself offers an immersive gaze at the human condition. After all, with gaming comes the ability to live through experiences – and not…

Back to the Future

Will the next game changer be something we already know — and love? Industrial machines. Flight. The internet. These were all big, impactful game changers with a lot of moving parts and a complexity that only the most expert of us could
 fully understand. But what if the next game changer isn’t nearly as complex?…

Enter On Cue

The Business Of Theatrical Process The thought of the theater evokes certain images: cutthroat actors sabotaging
one another over Shakespearean one-liners, belting and jazz hands, quirky people pretending to be trees. And for the most part, they’re not entirely wrong. I’ve pretended to be a tree in my undergraduate theater degree. I’ve done jazz hands –…

You Are What You Wear

Resetting the Fashion Supply Chain A factory burns down in Bangladesh. Over
100 workers die. The finger pointing at high-profile fashion brands begins. Bowing their heads in shame, they apologize for not knowing about the dangerous conditions, pledge to
 pay the victims and their families several months of wages, and get a proverbial pat on the
back…