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.

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Hong Kong has the highest life expectancy in the world – what is the secret behind it?

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?

26 Oct 2019 - 9:07AM

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?

Hong Kong has the highest life expectancy in the world – what is the secret behind it?
Why Hong Kong artists and activists are turning to zines in the digital age

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

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

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

Why Hong Kong artists and activists are turning to zines in the digital age
The Holga story: a cheap plastic camera made in Hong Kong and how it became a cult classic

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

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

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

The Holga story: a cheap plastic camera made in Hong Kong and how it became a cult classic
Kawaii Hong Kong: how city’s Lolitas live the cute dream

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

23 Nov 2016 - 5:52PM

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

Kawaii Hong Kong: how city’s Lolitas live the cute dream