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<I>Kemari</I>: a whole old ball game

Jan 2, 2014

Kemari: a whole old ball game

by Jun Hongo

The year of FIFA World Cup is upon us, with Brazil getting ready to host, and Japan scheduled to go head-to-head against Cote d’Ivoire, Greece and Colombia in June for a spot in the final 16. If six months is too long to wait, ...

Get kids in shape for New Year's

Jan 2, 2014

Get kids in shape for New Year's

by Magdalena Osumi

It’s never too early to get potential Olympic stars into shape, so why not take your children to Kodomo-no-shiro (National Children’s Castle) in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward, which will be hosting various events for a kids’ mini Olympic Games. From Jan. 4 to Jan. 7, ...

Have a superhero New Year's

Dec 26, 2013

Have a superhero New Year's

by Jun Hongo

Here’s an opportunity to have an ultra-special time this holiday season. The popular Ultraman superheroes, including the superhero himself and new hero Ultraman Ginga, will be in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, from Dec. 27 until Jan. 5 for the Oshogatsu Dayo! Ultraman Zenin Shugo (It’s ...

Bright lights in our big cities

Dec 19, 2013

Bright lights in our big cities

by Magdalena Osumi

Christmas holiday lights can be quite the spectacle in towns and cities celebrating the festive season. And as the days get shorter and colder, they can often brighten the gloomy evenings of a frosty winter. Even though Japan doesn’t traditionally celebrate Christmas, it is ...