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Tokyo Poetry Slam

Tokyo Poetry Slam

The Tokyo Poetry Slam on Sept. 21 showcases the flexibility of language through more than 20 talented poets, representing a mix of genres that range from hip hop and beatbox to comedy and improv. Poetry slams, which originated in the mid-1980s in Chicago, have ...

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Eco Edo Nihombashi Art Aquarium

Eco Edo Nihombashi Art Aquarium

Japan loves goldfish, especially in the summer, during which festival goldfish-scooping games are always popular and yukata (light summer kimono) and hand-held fans often sport goldfish patterns. The delicate sound of the furin wind chimes and images of fish swimming in clear water evoke ...

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Sapporo International Art Festival

Sapporo International Art Festival

Sapporo is generally known for three things: snow, ramen and beer. These things, and festivals such as the Snow Festival or City Jazz, are what draw more than 14 million tourists to the city every year. However, as the production of real materials increasingly moves ...

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For those who have stopped clinging to summer, Hokkaido’s Odori Park in Sapporo — which stretches from east to west, covering 11 districts of the city’s center — is ready for its annual Autumn Fest. The first district (1-chome) is hosting the Sapporo Oktoberfest, ...

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The Winglet Challenge

The Winglet Challenge

Are we humans looking at a future in which we won’t need to use our legs? It looks like it when you consider Toyota’s Winglet, Japan’s version of the Segway. The Winglet Challenge at Mega Web in Odaiba, Tokyo, offers visitors the chance to ...

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Doll Culture Exhibition

Doll Culture Exhibition

Japan is well-known for its dolls, producing edgy urban vinyl, cute soft toys, manga figurines and even therapy dolls for lonely senior citizens. This “Doll Culture Exhibition” at Tokyo’s Roppongi Hills’ Tokyo City View observation deck, however, looks at old-school fashion dolls, which should ...

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Trans Art Tokyo 2014

Trans Art Tokyo 2014

Art can be used to challenge our perception of the world or express emotions and aesthetic ideas. “Skywhale,” a half-ton, 34-meter-long and 23-meter-tall hot-air balloon on display at Trans Art Tokyo 2014, for example, is one of internationally renowned Australian artist Patricia Piccinini’s endeavors ...

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Enoshima Festival (Enofes)

Enoshima Festival (Enofes)

“Aloha,” the greeting used in Hawaii, is believed to be more than a simple salutation. Hawaiians say it’s related to a way of life — one of honesty, truthfulness, patience, kindness and humbleness. From Sept. 13 to 15, the Hawaiian Festival brings a little ...

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