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Leadership is more than giving orders

/ Jul 18, 2014

Leadership is more than giving orders

Takahito Motegi, chief human-resource officer of BOLBOP Inc., is a former participant in the Nitobe Kokusai Juku public lectures. He established an association called Machi no Hokori (Pride of Community) after a Nitobe Kokusai Juku field study visit to Otsuchi in Iwate Prefecture following ...

Television fun away from the couch

/ Jul 18, 2014

Television fun away from the couch

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This summer, TV Asahi and Roppongi Hills are working together to get you off the sofa and into the sun while still enjoying some of your favorite television programs.This is the collaboration’s first grand-scale event, which is aimed at all ages and features music, ...

Visit Japan's prehistoric past

/ Jul 9, 2014

Visit Japan's prehistoric past

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It’s hard to imagine, but millions of years ago elephants roamed Japan. Although they died out long before civilization, Tokyo’s National Museum of Nature and Science can help us imagine these majestic creatures and other prehistoric mammals through a display of Japan-specific fossils. The ...

Get your kids into music

/ | Jul 2, 2014

Get your kids into music

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With so many pop and idol groups in Japan, classical music is often neglected when it comes to kids’ preferences in music. But, perhaps surprisingly, infants and toddlers have been found to respond just as positively to works such as Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” ...

/ Jun 26, 2014

Everyone's having a laugh in Kinokuniya

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Rakugo, a traditional form of comic storytelling in Japan, deals with anecdotes about human nature. Described as a “performance of imagination,” it is usually done on an empty stage with the artist kneeling on a large cushion and acting out the roles of all ...

Follow design tips to the letter

/ Jun 12, 2014

Follow design tips to the letter

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Recently, letters of the alphabet have become popular decorations in interior design, whether as symbols of the homeowner’s inner thoughts or as simple motifs. They can add a modern and personal touch to a room, especially if hand-painted and self-designed — something that visitors ...