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Act on Handel's message of good will to all

Dec 5, 2013

Act on Handel's message of good will to all

by Magdalena Osumi

George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” premiered in Dublin in April 1742 and has since been performed in churches and concert halls worldwide, eventually becoming a popular Christmas tradition. A timeless Baroque oratorio, the work has become synonymous with the festive spirit of peace and love, ...

An early Christmas in Osaka

Nov 14, 2013

An early Christmas in Osaka

by Magdalena Osumi

The first record of a decorated Christmas tree came from 16th-century Germany, though some say the custom dates back to the eighth century, when an English monk, St. Boniface, traveled to Germany to help convert people there to Christianity. Now more of a secular ...

A frightful day out in Kawasaki

Oct 24, 2013

A frightful day out in Kawasaki

by Jordan Sievers

Though not a traditionally Japanese event, you can still celebrate the West’s spookiest time of the year at the 17th annual Kawasaki Halloween Parade. More than 3,000 revelers are expected to show up, dressed in their finest ghoulish attire, to march around the east ...

In the market for fresh local produce?

Oct 24, 2013

In the market for fresh local produce?

by Jun Hongo

On Oct. 26 and 27, organizers of morning markets across the nation will be getting together in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, for the 18th National Morning Market Summit 2013 to discuss the future of their sector and exchange opinions on the latest trends. For the ...