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Hula into the long weekend

/ May 1, 2014

Hula into the long weekend

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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 ...

Celebrate Ooka in Chigasaki

/ Apr 17, 2014

Celebrate Ooka in Chigasaki

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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

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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. ...