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Traditional Okinawan dance visits Tokyo

by Sei Dickinson

Japanese theater has gained a great deal of international recognition, so most people are likely familiar with kabuki or noh. Fewer, however, may have heard of Ryūkyū buyō — the traditional dance of Okinawa. On July 29 at Kioi Hall in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward, audiences have the opportunity to see ...

Winglet-ing it in Tokyo

Jul 25, 2014

Winglet-ing it in Tokyo

by Florian Turgeon

Are we humans looking at a future in which we won’t need to use our legs? It looks like it when you consider Toyota’s Winglet, Japan’s version of the Segway. The Winglet Challenge at Mega Web in Odaiba, Tokyo, offers visitors the chance to ...

Interpets treats city animals

Jul 24, 2014

Interpets treats city animals

by Florian Turgeon

Japan is a paradise for pampered pets. There are dog manicure salons, dog spas, cat gourmet treats and many other ways to treat your furry friends. A trip to the nearest park will reveal plenty of owners walking dogs who are quite often dressed ...

Leadership is more than giving orders

Jul 18, 2014

Leadership is more than giving orders

Takahito Motegi, chief human-resource officer of BOLBOP Inc., is a former participant in the Nitobe Kokusai Juku public lectures. He established an association called Machi no Hokori (Pride of Community) after a Nitobe Kokusai Juku field study visit to Otsuchi in Iwate Prefecture following ...

Television fun away from the couch

Jul 18, 2014

Television fun away from the couch

by Sei Dickinson

This summer, TV Asahi and Roppongi Hills are working together to get you off the sofa and into the sun while still enjoying some of your favorite television programs. This is the collaboration’s first grand-scale event, which is aimed at all ages and features ...