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Swap carps for pinatas on Children's Day

May 1, 2014

Swap carps for pinatas on Children's Day

by Sang Woo Kim

Children’s Day in Japan is known for its koinobori (carp streamer) decorations, but perhaps this year you’d like to celebrate with a pinata instead. The annual Latin American festival Cinco de Mayo occurs on May 5, the same day as Children’s Day. This year, ...

This weekend, every dog can have its day

Apr 10, 2014

This weekend, every dog can have its day

by Magdalena Osumi

Throughout history, dogs have played a key role in humans’ lives. In ancient times, some civilizations saw them as being linked to gods, others believed they could prevent death, and some saw their company as helpful in curing illnesses. Now regarded as pets, they ...

Everyone is invited to enjoy art

Mar 6, 2014

Everyone is invited to enjoy art

by Magdalena Osumi

Over thousands of years, Japanese art has evolved through many phases and genres — from pottery to sculpture, ink paintings to woodblock prints, manga to anime and much more. Although contemporary art is often thought of as conceptual and difficult to comprehend, it hasn’t ...

Music to the ears of audiophiles

Jan 30, 2014

Music to the ears of audiophiles

by Magdalena Osumi

Music technology has advanced rapidly, leaving vinyl singles and LPs behind, and the bump of a needle landing on a record a nostalgic sound. Now we have high-quality audio, boosted bass and virtually no distortion in digital music. Yet there are still two camps ...

Pro-wrestling builds character

Jan 16, 2014

Pro-wrestling builds character

by Hanna Lange

Have you ever wondered how it would look if a panda or maybe a swan pro-wrestled a clown or a GI soldier? Well, here’s an opportunity for you to find out. Hanayashiki Pro-wrestling is one of those events that even if you aren’t interested ...