EU delegation's educational programs for Japan

| May 9, 2013

EU delegation's educational programs for Japan

With the emphasis on people-to-people exchanges and the increasing demand for human resources with international mind-sets, the Delegation of the European Union to Japan offers some academic opportunities for the young generation in Japan who will be the opinion leaders in the future. The ...

Europa House one-day event opens doors to all

| May 9, 2013

Europa House one-day event opens doors to all

The Delegation of the EU to Japan will open its premises to the public during the Europa House Open Day event on May 25. Since the delegation moved from its previous location in the Sanbancho area of Chiyoda Ward to its new premises in ...

Muza Kawasaki marks grand return

Apr 11, 2013

Muza Kawasaki marks grand return

Tokyo Symphony Orchestra has returned to its home at Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall. The orchestra was homeless for two years after the hall in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, was severely damaged by the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011. On the afternoon of ...

Mar 8, 2013

Inspirational walk across Japan

‘Negative: Nothing” a documentary film on the odyssey of a Swiss man who walked the length of Japan, will again be screened in Tokyo this month. After becoming unemployed when his clients cancelled their trips to Japan in the wake of the disasters of ...

Choral tribute to March 11

Mar 1, 2013

Choral tribute to March 11

Coinciding with the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Tokyo Opera City will be filled with the powerful voices of Japanese choir group Ritsuyukai, featuring new Japanese choral works. Comprising 15 amateur choirs under the direction of Japanese conductor Fumiaki Kuriyama, Ritsuyukai ...

Pianist Yazawa looks to the past to find security in the future

Feb 14, 2013

Pianist Yazawa looks to the past to find security in the future

Pianist Tomoko Yazawa always thinks about her music with the future in mind. However, for her latest album, “Playing in the Dark,” she made a rare diversion into the past — specifically, France at the end of the 19th century. Although Yazawa was classically ...

Jan 17, 2013

'Driftwood' duet to be the first of its kind

The first duets on two “driftwood” violins are being performed in Japan by leading Mexican violinist Adrian Justus and his teacher, Yuriko Kuronuma, a Mexico-based Japanese violinist. When the two artists visited master luthier Muneyuki Nakazawa’s workshop in Tokyo in December 2011 to have ...

Eight seasons from Slovakia

Jan 4, 2013

Eight seasons from Slovakia

Opening 2013 on a cultured note, the Slovak Chamber Orchestra (SCO) tours Japan from Jan. 5 through Jan. 18. Founded by violinist and then Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra concertmaster Bohdan Warchal (1930-2000) in 1960, SCO has developed into one of the most popular groups in ...