gahointl_coverLast night, on one of my frequent stops in Ikebukuro’s bookstores to check out magazines, I picked up the inaugural issue of the international edition of KATEIGAHO, which describes itself as “Japan’s Arts & Culture Magazine.” There are lots of nice pictures inside, and articles that cover various aspects of Japanese culture, from traditional washi and gardens, to the fashion streets of Harajuku and the place of humanoid robots in society. The magazine is going to be quarterly. A few of the articles can be read at the website.