It will come as no surprise to many of our readers that we are devoting this edition of GUP to Japan. Anyone that knows a little about Japanese photography will think of Araki or Moriyama. We did too. In GUP#5 you will find portfolios with strong classic images and beautiful new work as well as an interview with the great artist Moriyama himself. You can also find information on Japanese photo paper and we have a story about how our national pride Bertien van Manen survived a photographic adventure in Tokyo. Guest editor Marta Serrano brings a bit of a Spanish flavor to this GUP with her article in which she wonders it there is such thing as typically Japanese photography. In our Guide we pay attention to unique exhibitions in Japan and the rest of the world, this summer being jam packed with great shows and exhibitions.