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Gian Fair 2016

Gian Fair 2016

Though he doesn’t seem to age, Takeshi “Gian” Goda (aka “Big G”) from the “Doraemon” manga and anime series has a birthday on June 15. And Fujiko F. Fujio Museum in Kawasaki hopes visitors will come and help celebrate it. The museum’s cafe is ...

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Nippon Craftbeer Festival

The Nippon Craftbeer Festival is another great choice for drinkers who like their beer with character as the event features craft beers from all over. Umi no Ie, Kamakura-shi, Kanagawa Pref.

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Yokohama Iekei Ramen Festival

Ramen fans will be happy to know they won’t have to wait until the Tokyo Ramen Show in October to get their noodle fix and instead head to the Yokohama Iekei Ramen Festival. Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Kanagawa Pref.

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Rainbow Reel Tokyo

Rainbow Reel Tokyo — previously known as the Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival — celebrates LGBT culture in movies. Cinemart Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo & Spiral Hall, Aoyama, Tokyo

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48th Toyota Oiden Festival

48th Toyota Oiden Festival

Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, isn’t just famous for cars — it also hosts the Toyota Oiden Festival, which features two dance events. The first, My Town Oiden, will be held weekends between June 18 and July 17. Dozens of dance teams will perform at 14 ...

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Nagaoka Festival

See more than 10,000 shells being fired at the Nagaoka Festival.

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Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival

See more than 10,000 shells being fired at the Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival. Jingu Court, Chichibunomiya Rugby Stadium, Meijijingu Baseball Stadium, Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.

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Asakusa Samba Carnival

There are plenty of flamboyant costumes at a newer festival, the Brazil-themed Asakusa Samba Carnival.

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Omogari National Fireworks Competition

See more than 10,000 shells being fired at the Omogari National Fireworks Competition. Event space at the Omono-gawa River, Daisen, Akita Pref.

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Milky Way Illumination at Tokyo Tower

Milky Way Illumination at Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower’s Tanabata celebrations aren’t the nation’s biggest — that distinction goes to one in Sendai — but they start well in advance of the holiday and look fantastic. The Minato Ward landmark’s main observatory and its outer staircase will be lit up with ...

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Fukuoka Independent Film Festival

The indie-inclined movie fans will get their fill at the Fukuoka Independent Film Festival. Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka Pref.

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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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