Message themes woven into songs by J-pop's Hart

| May 13, 2014

Message themes woven into songs by J-pop's Hart

Chris Hart’s appearance on “Kohaku Uta Gassen,” NHK’s annual New Year’s Eve music extravaganza last December, “became one of the two most memorable stages (of his career) so far,” he said in a recent interview. He appeared on the immensely popular program a few ...

Meat lovers get ready for a delicious festival

May 1, 2014

Meat lovers get ready for a delicious festival

Looking for a tasty way to beef up your protein needs? Try the Food Nations Meat Fes, which will be held in Tokyo’s Komazawa Olympic Park from May 2 to May 6. The meat of this culinary festival will consist of some high-quality delicacies ...

Celebrate Ooka in Chigasaki

Apr 17, 2014

Celebrate Ooka in Chigasaki

Stories of Ooka Tadasuke (1677-1751) have been passed down through generations. He was also known as Ooka Echizen, the governor of the province of Echizen, which was located in present-day Fukui Prefecture. At that time, he served under the eighth Tokugawa shogun, Yoshimune. A ...

This weekend, every dog can have its day

Apr 10, 2014

This weekend, every dog can have its day

Throughout history, dogs have played a key role in humans’ lives. In ancient times, some civilizations saw them as being linked to gods, others believed they could prevent death, and some saw their company as helpful in curing illnesses. Now regarded as pets, they ...

All aboard Chiba Prefecture's Lab Train

Mar 20, 2014

All aboard Chiba Prefecture's Lab Train

The easternmost point of the Kanto region in Chiba Prefecture offers panoramic views of the coastline with rugged towering cliffs that resemble those of Dover — one of England’s most recognizable landmarks. It’s a place that many visit to watch Japan’s first winter sunrise. ...