Philippine Festival kicks off in Tokyo

Aug 28, 2014

Philippine Festival kicks off in Tokyo

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In the Philippines, every city and community regularly celebrate local fiestas, and on Aug. 30 and 31, Tokyo, the home of one of Japan’s largest Filipino communities, will host its own local festival at Ueno Park. Until last year, this annual festival was known ...

Learn about photography

Aug 28, 2014

Learn about photography

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We live in a digital age that has made photography evermore accessible to everyone. The knowledge and skills that once made it a specialist industry are now, to a certain extent, replaced by automated digital means — it only takes the click of a ...

Shinjuku becomes a hub of student art

Aug 21, 2014

Shinjuku becomes a hub of student art

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If you’re interested in new art, but don’t have the time to visit dozens of small galleries, the Shinjuku Creators Festa 2014 is a good opportunity to discover up-and-coming artists, without traveling all over the metropolis. For 17 days from Aug. 22 through Sept. ...

Go dancing in the streets of Roppongi

Aug 21, 2014

Go dancing in the streets of Roppongi

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Home to numerous shopping areas, nightclubs and bars, Roppongi is probably not the first place you would think off when you want to experience some traditional Japanese culture. But despite its reputation, the district has a traditional side and its own Obon holiday event. ...

Magic Beach is bubbling over with music

Aug 13, 2014

Magic Beach is bubbling over with music

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Awa Odori — Japan’s largest dance festival held in Tokushima Prefecture as part of Obon festivities in August — attracts more than a million tourists, who go to enjoy traditional Japanese folk dances. However, now there’s now a new kind of Awa festival gaining ...