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Manami Okazaki
Manami Okazaki is a freelance journalist and author. She has written 10 books on Japanese fashion, crafts and culture, and covers Asian popular culture for publications globally. She also profiles photographers and writes about photography culture.

From Glory to Hong Kong to Blowin’ in the Wind, songs taken up by civil movements have brought people together through a shared sense of purpose.

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The dense, compact environment – with easy access to medical facilities – combined with the traditional Chinese culture of caring for the elderly have contributed to its population living to a ripe old age. But can it retain the title of highest life expectancy in the world?

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The independently published ‘pocket-sized works of art’ are undergoing something of a resurgence worldwide. In Hong Kong, with its rich printing history, youngsters have discovered a whole other avenue of expression

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The 1980s plastic camera that takes far from perfect pictures soared in popularity in the 2000s – thanks to photojournalists such as David Burnett and Teru Kuwayama; now attempts are being made to resurrect it

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One of Japan’s most recognisable exports, the fashion for all things ‘cute’ is being embraced by Hong Kong enthusiasts and an open-minded public