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Christopher Harding

I'm a cultural historian & broadcaster exploring all things Japan alongside the fascinating, centuries-old encounter between East & West. Inspiring people, big ideas, classic stories & great food. And it's free to subscribe - come on in!

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The Light - and Shade - of Asia

On 25 November 1970, the great Japanese novelist and playwright Yukio Mishima arrived for an appointment with the commandant of the Tokyo barracks of the Japan Self-Defence Forces, Eastern Command. With the help of four others who joined hi...

5 days ago

Drugs, Bikes and the Real

Thank you to everyone who completed my poll on how often you’d like a fresh IlluminAsia post and what you’d like me to cover. No-one voted for a two-month gap, so apologies for the hiatus these past weeks. Up and running again now and I’ll ...

2 months ago

Renovation & Romance in Rural Japan

A friend of mine once told me that he had resolved never to work in or even to visit Paris. Not because he hated it, but because he loved it so much. He was keeping it, he said, as his bolt-hole. If ever life went extravagantly and irretrie...

4 months ago

The Light of Asia - Out Now!

My new book has at last hit the shelves. It’s called The Light of Asia: A History of Western Fascination with the East.

5 months ago


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