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Gabriella White MCIJ, Tokyo

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Unique Kabuki Leaves Japanese Audience emotional

The Special Night Event at the Kabukiza Theatre was the highlight of TIFF’s Japanese Classics section. Marking the third year of the event, which TIFF cohosts with Shochiku at the historic theatre in Higashi Ginza. This...

29 December 2016 | 0 Comments


  In BALI In Bali I heard music playing when my ears heard complete silence I experienced joy where there was apathy I fashioned zest where there was languor I drew serendipitous friends upon unforeseen loneliness I knew pyramids of light...

06 January 2016 | 0 Comments

Masato Harada kicks off Tokyo`s 28th Film Festival with five films

Film Review & Interview with Japanese Film Director Masato Harada  by Gabriella White   Film Title: KAKEKOMI Synopsis WRITER-director Masato Harada`s first ever jidaigeki period film Kakekomi is based on...

10 October 2015 | 0 Comments

Autobiographical Project – “The Blonde Oiran”, Kyoto, Golden Week 2015

  My photographer was the funniest woman to work with, with an Osaka-Ben that was both funny and adorable. We worked well together and did the whole shoot in Japanese, which...

06 May 2015 | 0 Comments

The Men on a Mission to Make People Laugh: Peter Bogdanovich and Owen Wilson say the world needs comedy more than ever

  The Men on a Mission to Make People Laugh: Peter Bogdanovich and Owen Wilson say the world...

09 November 2014 | 0 Comments

The Men on a Mission to Make People Laugh: Peter Bogdanovich and Owen Wilson say the world needs comedy more than ever

  The Men on a Mission to Make People Laugh: Peter Bogdanovich and Owen Wilson say the world...

08 November 2014 | 0 Comments

River of Exploding Durians storms Tokyo’s 27th International Film Festival

River of Exploding Durians storms Tokyo’s 27th International Film Festival Yesterday night saw the world premiere of River of Exploding Durians, a brave Malaysian production  written and directed by young film director...

25 October 2014 | 0 Comments

The Children of El Nido


31 August 2012 | 0 Comments


20th June 2012. Travels to Marlow, pre-Ascot It’s that time of year again. British summer has arrived with its swooping swallows, lush pastures, green fields, majestic trees and that familiar scent of….well, summer. And that can only mean...

24 June 2012 | 0 Comments


The Diamond Jubilee is upon us here in the UK. Union jacks are displayed in abundance in all of the UK’s villages, towns and cities. If there is a time for the...

01 June 2012 | 0 Comments

Film de la saison: Toute une Montagne

Trois jours. Deux mecs. Un film. Prêts? Action! Ces cinéastes viennent de la Somme et sont à deux doigts de devenir la sensation prochaine des cinémas français. Avec beaucoup de talents pour leurs âges,...

18 March 2012 | 0 Comments

March 11th 2012 – A Message to Japan

Thinking of you Japan and all you beautiful people: I will be worshipping and praying in Durham Cathedral later, thinking about, mourning and paying respect to all those affected by last year’s quakes....

11 March 2012 | 0 Comments

British Country makes a comeback

British country is making a comeback. Try out the Glen Kirton Country band album: The Four Forty Nine, not to be missed, for these are absolutely fabulous tunes. The album is available for download on iTunes, Amazon...

07 March 2012 | 0 Comments

Welcome on board the Nippon Maru – Yokohama, Japan

Join me, Gabriella White, on board the  Nippon Maru, a remarkable vessel harboured in the port of Yokohama, Japan. I speak to the ship’s former captain Inoue San, who tells me about...

28 February 2012 | 0 Comments

Travel: Living and breathing it.

Travel can be a time of absorption. Just last year I was churning out articles for the national and international press. As the autumn leaves began to fall in Western Europe my recurrent thirst for travel...

05 February 2012 | 0 Comments

Suffering in silence: Hunger strikes in Japan by a generation hungry to see an end to nuclear power

Exclusive by Gabriella White Protesters in Japan at the gates of the METI (Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry) Sept. 20th 2011 TOKYO...

20 September 2011 | 1 Comment
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