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Hula into the long weekend

May 1, 2014

Hula into the long weekend

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Hawaiian culture experienced a bit of a boost recently as the denizens of Tokyo’s trendy Harajuku neighborhood began snacking on the U.S. island’s foods. Not to be outdone, Osaka will be hosting a three-day festival this weekend, which should get Golden Week off to ...

Apr 24, 2014

Yokohama discovery event heads to space

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Get learning during Golden Week at Kite, Mite, Hakken! (Come, Look, Discover!), which gives kids a chance to learn about the world around them. Interactive discovery booths will focus on environmental issues that involve lakes, the ocean and animals. Science-themed areas will aim to ...

Celebrate Ooka in Chigasaki

Apr 17, 2014

Celebrate Ooka in Chigasaki

by Magdalena Osumi

Stories of Ooka Tadasuke (1677-1751) have been passed down through generations. He was also known as Ooka Echizen, the governor of the province of Echizen, which was located in present-day Fukui Prefecture. At that time, he served under the eighth Tokugawa shogun, Yoshimune. A ...

Party with the <I>yuru-kyara </I>in Saitama

Mar 26, 2014

Party with the yuru-kyara in Saitama

by Jun Hongo

On March 30, Kibitan, Fukushima Prefecture’s Narcissus Flycatcher bird mascot is joining other yuru-kyara regional mascots from across Saitama Prefecture in an event to support the recovery efforts in regions of northeastern Japan affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011. ...

All aboard Chiba Prefecture's Lab Train

Mar 20, 2014

All aboard Chiba Prefecture's Lab Train

by Magdalena Osumi

The easternmost point of the Kanto region in Chiba Prefecture offers panoramic views of the coastline with rugged towering cliffs that resemble those of Dover — one of England’s most recognizable landmarks. It’s a place that many visit to watch Japan’s first winter sunrise. ...