Contributors / Shogo Hagiwara

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Expo 32: Life in miniature

In studios around the world, they sit with scalpels, glue and balsa wood – creating everything from mini cities to pint-sized planes and shrunken ships in order to secure big budgets to build the real thing. Monocle meets…

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Braking the mould

Mitsuoka makes models based on classic cars and it works unlike most other automakers in that every car is handmade in its workshop in Toyama. This gives it the edge in an industry that’s lifting itself out of the doldrums…

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Inner growth

Makoto Tanijiri’s work is brimming with fresh ideas. At just 35 years old, he is one of Japan’s most promising visionary architects. This inspired home, built in the sprawling suburbs of Nagoya, shows why.


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