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This weekend, every dog can have its day

Apr 10, 2014

This weekend, every dog can have its day

by Magdalena Osumi

Throughout history, dogs have played a key role in humans’ lives. In ancient times, some civilizations saw them as being linked to gods, others believed they could prevent death, and some saw their company as helpful in curing illnesses. Now regarded as pets, they ...

Party with the <I>yuru-kyara </I>in Saitama

Mar 26, 2014

Party with the yuru-kyara in Saitama

by Jun Hongo

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. ...

All aboard Chiba Prefecture's Lab Train

Mar 20, 2014

All aboard Chiba Prefecture's Lab Train

by Magdalena Osumi

The easternmost point of the Kanto region in Chiba Prefecture offers panoramic views of the coastline with rugged towering cliffs that resemble those of Dover — one of England’s most recognizable landmarks. It’s a place that many visit to watch Japan’s first winter sunrise. ...

Everyone is invited to enjoy art

Mar 6, 2014

Everyone is invited to enjoy art

by Magdalena Osumi

Over thousands of years, Japanese art has evolved through many phases and genres — from pottery to sculpture, ink paintings to woodblock prints, manga to anime and much more. Although contemporary art is often thought of as conceptual and difficult to comprehend, it hasn’t ...