Foreign but not Alien: International brands in Japan

Foreign but not Alien: International brands in JapanLess than 25% of the…


Understand, Inspire, Engage

What business can learn from artThe US company Crayola’s product range…


Preparing for the Past

The power of the past to inspire the next big thingDuring a visit to Daikin’s…


Ogranised Chaos

The contrasting aesthetics of Japanese lifeIn the early 18th century, Tokyo…


Monks and Brothels

How Japanese live a kaleidoscope of identitiesA number of years ago, I found…


Everyday objects: Face Masks

Face MasksMasks are the product of a fundamental Japanese value: being polite.…


Everyday objects: Kabi-Killer

Kabi-Killer (mould remover)Why does this diminutive spray bottle epitomise the…