Expect a heavenly performance

May 1, 2009

Expect a heavenly performance

T he Vienna Boys’ Choir, dubbed as having “the voices of angels,” is set to bring its pitch-perfect sound to Japan between now and mid-June. The world’s most famous boys’ chorus, known as Wiener Sangerknaben in German, consists of four groups named after renowned ...

Apr 24, 2009

A cappella groups face off in JAM battle

To celebrate Children’s Day, May 5, a shopping mall in Tokyo’s recently developed Shiodome area will host two events in which Tokyo youngsters will battle in a way familiar to any viewers of TV shows such as “Britain’s Got Talent” and “American Idol.” An ...

A cappella groups face off in JAM battle

Apr 24, 2009

A cappella groups face off in JAM battle

To celebrate Children’s Day, May 5, a shopping mall in Tokyo’s recently developed Shiodome area will host two events in which Tokyo youngsters will battle in a way familiar to any viewers of TV shows such as “Britain’s Got Talent” and “American Idol.” An ...

| Apr 19, 2009

Picking up good vibrations

The vibrations of every passing vehicle are now being turned into electricity by a venture company whose technology is powering one of 108 LED (light-emitting diode) lights on the Goshiki Zakura Ohashi bridge over the Arakawa River in Tokyo’s downtown Adachi Ward — and ...

Apr 17, 2009

Celebrating the work of artist Dick Bruna

Illustrations by Dick Bruna, creator of picture books featuring the rabbit Miffy, and other animals, are now on show at the Museum of Modern Art in Saitama. As a firm family favorite, this exhibition is sure to be popular with parents during Golden Week. ...

Celebrating the work of artist Dick Bruna

Apr 17, 2009

Celebrating the work of artist Dick Bruna

Illustrations by Dick Bruna, creator of picture books featuring the rabbit Miffy, and other animals, are now on show at the Museum of Modern Art in Saitama. As a firm family favorite, this exhibition is sure to be popular with parents during Golden Week. ...

Classic cars in a modern setting

Apr 3, 2009

Classic cars in a modern setting

At Tokyo Concours d’ Elegance 2009, some 30 classic European automobiles owned by Japanese collectors are on show. Meaning “competition of elegance” in French, the title is used for occasions on which the owners of classic cars display their immaculately maintained, beautiful vehicles and ...

| Mar 15, 2009

Slow Life ambassador tickets hasty hordes

At a busy crossing in front of Tokyo Station, Bruno Contigiani, president of L’Arte del Vivere con Lentezza (The Art of Slow Living), an organization he founded in his native Italy, approached office workers one after another urging “Yuru yuru, shiawase” (“Go slowly, be ...

| Mar 1, 2009

Of money and motherhood

Kazuyo Katsuma is a charismatic economic analyst, best-selling writer and working mother, who has regular columns in newspapers and appears frequently in magazines and on TV shows. Katsuma is considered one of Japan’s foremost writers on the subjects of self- development skills for people ...

| Mar 1, 2009

Of money and motherhood

Kazuyo Katsuma is a charismatic economic analyst, best-selling writer and working mother, who has regular columns in newspapers and appears frequently in magazines and on TV shows. Katsuma is considered one of Japan’s foremost writers on the subjects of self- development skills for people ...