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Getting crafty in Yokohama

Jun 5, 2014

Getting crafty in Yokohama

by Magdalena Osumi

These days, stores and even markets are filled with cheap, manufactured and mass-produced products. It’s no wonder that there appears to be a bit of a rebellious demand for original handcrafted goods. This weekend, Yokohama hosts one of the biggest craft fairs in Japan, ...

Light up the night with a firefly festival

Jun 5, 2014

Light up the night with a firefly festival

by Sang Woo Kim

Fireflies, known as hotaru in Japan, have inspired numerous artists and writers, including Haruki Murakami, whose short story “Firefly” was later adapted into the first part of his best-seller “Norwegian Wood.” In the real world, however, fireflies are sadly in decline, as their natural ...

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 ...