Talking around and about art

| Feb 10, 2009

Talking around and about art

by Edan Corkill

Trying to understand contemporary art is difficult in the best of times. It is sometimes abstract, obscure or just plain odd. The question of how to enjoy an exhibit is made all the harder to answer if you’re in Tokyo and your artistic attachments ...

Yokohama Chinatown lions roar in new year

| Feb 3, 2009

Yokohama Chinatown lions roar in new year

by Natsuko Fukue

With the beating of drums, the clang of cymbals and the popping of firecrackers, Yokohama’s Chinatown welcomed in the new year, with festivities reaching a peak on Chinese New Year’s, Jan. 26. This year was the 22nd time for the Yokohama Chinatown Development Association ...

Animal fair brings in the people

| Jan 20, 2009

Animal fair brings in the people

by Briar Simpson

Seven-year-old Julie-Anne Bernet of Tokyo said coming to the fair had been “a surprise!” For both Julie-Anne and her brother Alan, 6, it was a day that brought lots of smiles and lots of warm, fuzzy feelings. How could it not, with all those ...

Women's Group kicks off with lucky tour

| Jan 13, 2009

Women's Group kicks off with lucky tour

by Natsuko Fukue

Members of the Tokyo American Club Women’s Group participated in the Seven Lucky Gods Tour in Tokyo’s old and picturesque district of Yanaka on Saturday. The regular tour, organized since 2001 by Miki Oyama, vice president of the Women’s Group, began at Tokakuji temple ...

Countdown party India style

| Jan 6, 2009

Countdown party India style

by Mariko Kato

Almost a quarter of the Indian community in eastern Tokyo, adults and children alike, shared a lively countdown party with Japanese locals on Dec. 31. “Chak de India Countdown Party 2009,” held at a venue in Nishi Kasai in east Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward, was ...