Art Fair Tokyo searches for new breed of buyer

Mar 30, 2012

Art Fair Tokyo searches for new breed of buyer

Occupying almost twice the area of last year’s event, and with more galleries set up and side-events being staged than ever before in its Tokyo International Forum venue, this year’s Art Fair Tokyo will almost be unrecognizable to regular visitors — let alone anyone ...

Plan to N-shrine reactors for millennia

| Mar 18, 2012

Plan to N-shrine reactors for millennia

What do nuclear power plants and Shinto shrines have in common? For a start, they tend to be hidden from view — the former in remote coastal locations, the latter behind stands of trees or atop hills or mountains. They are also sources of ...

Mar 16, 2012

Take a break from reality at Roppongi Art Night

At one end of town there will be a young girl in a polka-dot dress standing some 10 meters tall. At the other, a team of large yellow mice will host a festival complete with portable shrines. Tokyo’s Roppongi district is a spectacle at ...

Take a break from reality at Roppongi Art Night

Mar 16, 2012

Take a break from reality at Roppongi Art Night

At one end of town there will be a young girl in a polka-dot dress standing some 10 meters tall. At the other, a team of large yellow mice will host a festival complete with portable shrines. Tokyo’s Roppongi district is a spectacle at ...

Young hopes bloom eternal

Mar 11, 2012

Young hopes bloom eternal

The first anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake is a time to commemorate the victims of that terrible tragedy. But it is also an opportunity to look to the future. How will the events of March 11, 2011 — and the subsequent ongoing ...

Mar 8, 2012

Are we pointing at the right guy?

Last August, much consternation was caused when an apparent rogue worker at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant appeared on a live-to-air webcam and pointed an accusatory finger directly at the camera. After about 20 minutes, the man, who was clad in a ...

Are we pointing at the right guy?

Mar 8, 2012

Are we pointing at the right guy?

Last August, much consternation was caused when an apparent rogue worker at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant appeared on a live-to-air webcam and pointed an accusatory finger directly at the camera. After about 20 minutes, the man, who was clad in a ...

Boat show stresses awareness

Mar 2, 2012

Boat show stresses awareness

If you’re looking forward to a summer of marine sports or fishing, this might be the place to start. The Japan International Boat Show 2012 is currently underway in Yokohama and will continue through Sunday. More than 160 boats are on display at the ...

Danger zones

Feb 26, 2012

Danger zones

Teruo Saito has lived most of his 79 years within a couple of hundred meters of the Pacific, in an area that has been overwhelmed by massive tsunamis twice in the last 600 years. Until last year’s Great East Japan Earthquake, the retired company ...