Kris Kosaka, who wrote the article for the Japan Times that we featured a few days ago, has also written a guest post for

As well as obviously recommending that you check it out, we’d also like to thank Kris for the kind words with which she ends her article:

“With thanks to The Ballet Bag & Birmingham Royal Ballet, especially Simon Harper, for being such a friendly and gracious company. Companies are still canceling their Japan Tours, unfortunately, but if only more could follow BRB’s example, the arts world in Tokyo will revive quicker.”