French arts festival lifts any ennui in Yokohama

Jun 17, 2011

French arts festival lifts any ennui in Yokohama

The relationship between Japan and France began in the early 17th century, when a Japanese ambassador and an accompanying samurai stopped off in Southern France on their way to Rome. They caused a stir with the locals. The infatuation must have been reciprocated because, ...

Satoshi Otsuki

| Jun 16, 2011

Satoshi Otsuki

Tokyo-based DJ Satoshi Otsuki has been making waves in Japan’s house and techno scene. He spun at the recent Big Beach Festival, and has played the main floor of almost every big club in the country. The Japan Times takes a look in his ...

Surveying the waters of 2111

May 20, 2011

Surveying the waters of 2111

Coral reefs worldwide could face extinction by 2050, according to the World Resources Institute. At this rate, what will our oceans look like in 2111? An exhibition in Tokyo aims to shed light on an issue that could potentially see countless species, not to ...

Oita festival plays classics

May 13, 2011

Oita festival plays classics

The first Argentinian nisei, Seicho Arakaki, was born in 1911. Since then the number of those of Japanese descent in Argentina has grown to an estimated 32,000 people, according to Association of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad. A music festival in Kyushu this month will ...

Tradition goes on display at Yokohama fair

Apr 22, 2011

Tradition goes on display at Yokohama fair

From ink prints to flower arrangements, Japanese handicrafts are renowned all around the world for an unmistakable blend of ancient customs with a dash of foreign-influenced flavor. This month, a festival in Yokohama will showcase a host of local artisans and their creations in ...

Altz

| Apr 15, 2011

Altz

A leading name on the local music indie circuit — having played Spring Love, SonarSound and Nagisa Music Festival in Tokyo earlier this month — DJ, producer and label owner Altz opens up his record bag. Golden oldie: The Roosterz — “All Alone” (Nippon ...

Drive through Kansai the old-fashioned way

Apr 15, 2011

Drive through Kansai the old-fashioned way

OSAKA — ‘One can learn new things by studying the past” is the motto behind a remarkable upcoming automobile extravaganza. La Festa Primavera is an annual car race that began in 2009 and takes place in the Kansai region. It spans four days from ...