Natalie Koch

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Tokyo rockers to pay tribute to women

Mar 4, 2011

Tokyo rockers to pay tribute to women

As girls in Japan finish up their Girl’s Day celebrations, they can look forward to more recognition in the form of International Women’s Day on March 8. That day recognizes the economic, political and social achievements of women through various activities worldwide. For International ...

Tea gets Grand treatment

Oct 16, 2009

Tea gets Grand treatment

This year’s Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony provides an opportunity for anyone to experience Japan’s renowned tea culture. The event hopes to both familiarize locals with traditional tea culture and to introduce tourists to the Japanese way of life in which tea plays a cherished ...

Akihabara set to celebrate its denizens

Oct 16, 2009

Akihabara set to celebrate its denizens

Akihabara, Tokyo’s main electronics hub, is preparing for a flood of manga and animation enthusiasts ahead of this year’s Akihabara Enta-Matsuri. The festival will be held to offer information about manga, anime, games, movies and more. It’s aim is to promote Japanese pop culture ...

Sep 25, 2009

Video-game show offers kids shot at design

This year’s Tokyo Game Show 2009 is themed “Game: It’s so energetic!” and is targeted at demographic groups both young and old with the latest information on the computer-entertainment market. The event has three objectives: To act as a hub for up-to-the-minute information; to ...