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Tokyo holds its very first Myanmar Festival

Nov 14, 2013

Tokyo holds its very first Myanmar Festival

by Magdalena Osumi

Although 2014 marks the 60th year since relations between Japan and Myanmar were established, for many, Myanmar’s culture and customs remain a mystery. This Sunday, however, you’ll get an opportunity to experience the Southeast Asian nation at a special festival in Tokyo’s Minato Ward. ...

Make and learn about miso from a master

Nov 7, 2013

Make and learn about miso from a master

by Jun Hongo

Miso, Japan’s traditional seasoning made from fermenting rice, soybeans and other flavorings, sounds like a cooking ingredient too complex to prepare yourself. But if you’re curious, on Nov. 9 you can learn how to make miso paste at a special event at the Gender ...

Waseda students teach you how to have fun

Oct 31, 2013

Waseda students teach you how to have fun

by Edan Corkill

University festivals are probably not the first place foreign residents in Japan would seek out entertainment, but as evidence of the existence — despite many reports to the contrary — of a certain joie de vivre among the nation’s young, they are hard to ...

Sapporo City Jazz makes its way to Tokyo

Oct 24, 2013

Sapporo City Jazz makes its way to Tokyo

by Jun Hongo

Japan’s top-notch jazz singers are heading to the Sapporo City Jazz festival this autumn, as part of the satellite events related to this year’s Tokyo Designers Week. The music event, now in its seventh year after launching in 2007 in Hokkaido’s capital, has grown ...

Get beefed up and join the 100-meter BBQ

Oct 17, 2013

Get beefed up and join the 100-meter BBQ

by Jun Hongo

This Saturday and Sunday the Narita Yume Bokujo Harvest Festival will feature its famous grill — totaling 100 meters in length — filled with sizzling meats. It’s the ranch’s 21st annual event, and you’re invited to experience barbecue in an big way. All kinds ...