Kyoto bids to host Cultural Affairs Agency

Jul 30, 2015

Kyoto bids to host Cultural Affairs Agency

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The city of Kyoto is stepping up efforts to become the new home of the Cultural Affairs Agency, which works to protect Japan’s officially designated cultural treasures. Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa, Kyoto Gov. Keiji Yamada and corporate executives in the Kansai region met Wednesday to ...

Sony's Yoshida affirms faith in indie developers

Jul 25, 2015

Sony's Yoshida affirms faith in indie developers

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Shuhei Yoshida, the bespectacled president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, didn’t attend the BitSummit independent game festival in Kyoto on July 11 simply to deliver a speech and reaffirm Sony’s commitment to indie developers — he wanted to try out some games. And ...

Japan's bridal industry starts accepting LGBT couples

Jun 21, 2015

Japan's bridal industry starts accepting LGBT couples

The bridal industry in Japan has started accepting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples as understanding of sexual minorities increases in society. Hotel Greges in the city of Munakata, Fukuoka Prefecture, which offers bridal services as part of its operations, has been conducting ...