Ahmed Meselhy Ragab

For Ahmed Meselhy Ragab's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Ueno Park blooms with song

Mar 19, 2010

Ueno Park blooms with song

Spring is coming. The first thing that comes to people’s minds in this season is probably going to hanami — eating traditional Japanese food and enjoying some traditional music under the blooming cherry trees. In Ueno Park, however, classical music will be accompanying the ...

Sail away at Japan Boat Show

Mar 5, 2010

Sail away at Japan Boat Show

The Japan Boating Industry Association (JBIA) has docked in Yokohama to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The Japan International Boat Show is taking place at Pacifico Yokohama and is a must-see for boat lovers who will get to experience everything from lectures on how to ...

Feb 26, 2010

New Yamaha Hall hosts its opening party

Yamaha will celebrate the opening of a revamped music hall with a weekend of jazz and classical music. “Opening Concert” is an opportunity for young musicians to take center stage as well as introduce the public to the new Yamaha Hall. The Feb. 26-28 ...

Classical percussionist grabs the spotlight

Feb 26, 2010

Classical percussionist grabs the spotlight

In a rare coalescence of musical tastes, percussionist Hideki Ikegami will delight both fans of classical music and percussion with “Melodias Marimba.” Accordianist Mie Miki and pianist Mako Okamoto will be supporting Ikegami’s marimba, something akin to the grand piano of xylophones. The performance ...