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Italia, Amore Mio!

Italia, Amore Mio!

Magnifico! To celebrate 150 years of relations between Italy and Japan, the Italian Chamber of Commerce is throwing a two-day event to highlight decades of international friendship. After all, Marco Polo is somewhat responsible for the country being called “Japan” in English when he ...

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The 48th Sand Festival

The 48th Sand Festival

Tokyo Skytree, a huge moray eel and Buddha on a lotus blossom are just three things that have been built out of white sand at previous sand festivals on Shirarahama Beach in Shirahama, Wakayama. The beach has seen surfers and sunbathers since May 3 ...

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Laos Festival 2016

Laos Festival 2016

Golden Week has come and gone, leaving opportunities for travel on the distant horizon. If your vacation plans didn’t materialize during the holidays, there’s still hope: Laos Festival 2016 is one of a series of culturally themed events being held in Yoyogi Park this ...

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Game on

Game on

Game On, a globe-trotting traveling video-gaming exhibition that has already racked up 2 million visitors, is finally reaching Tokyo. Aimed at all ages, “Game On” features everything from retroclassics — including “Pacman,” “Space Invaders” and “Mario Bros.” — to the latest releases of “Metal ...

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Universal Cool Japan 2016

Universal Cool Japan 2016

Last year’s Universal Cool Japan campaign, which included a number of manga-, anime- and game-inspired attractions at the major theme park, was such a success that it enjoyed an extended run. Now it returns, bringing with it upgrades to the “Evangelion,” “Attack on Titan,” ...

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Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

The new “Star Wars” film has proven to be a force to be reckoned with, as its new characters and impressive special effects win over the series’ first generation of fans and captivate a new legion of followers. But if you really want to ...

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The Snoopy Museum: My Favorite Peanuts

The Snoopy Museum: My Favorite Peanuts

In Japan, “The Peanuts Movie” is being released under the title of “I Love Snoopy,” which should give you an idea of how much this country loves the cheeky canine. Charlie who? So it makes perfect sense that Tokyo will host the world’s first ...

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Nanyo Region Healing Tours

Nanyo Region Healing Tours

Ehime Prefecture already has a lot to offer the tourist — mandarin-orange groves, high-quality locally produced cotton towels and onsen spas — but to encourage even more visitors, the Healing Tours campaign in the southern region of Nanyo is highlighting a program of relaxing ...

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