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Aug 19, 2011

Cruising on a summer's eve in Kagoshima

Fireworks every night and a four-story boat filled with food and merriment overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Sakurajima Summer Night Cruise should be a fixture on your August calendar. The first floor of the cruise ship hosts food stalls, including some that feature Kagoshima ...

Aug 5, 2011

Dance event to promote good health

This month, those who drop by the Caretta Shiodome shopping complex will be treated to a world of dance as the venue hosts the Shiohaku 2011 Caretta Odori-21. Dancing is a must at summer festivals. But why do people enjoy dancing in the summer ...

Jul 8, 2011

Jazzy, African sounds feature at Kagawa gig

Among the numerous music festivals taking place in Japan this summer is the COS Music Festa in Marugame, Kagawa Prefecture. A one-day affair, the main attractions will be performances by big-band jazz ensembles SKG Jazz Orchestra and the Arest Hawaiian Band. Along with those ...

Osaka takes early lead in summer fun

Jul 1, 2011

Osaka takes early lead in summer fun

Mythical lovers Orihime and Hikoboshi are eternally separated by the Milky Way. But once a year, they reunite and Japan celebrates this meeting via an event called Tanabata. Shitennoji Temple in Osaka’s Tennoji Ward leads the way in Tanabata celebrations, which will be held ...