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Taiko lessons

Taiko lessons

Watching and hearing the beat of a wadaiko (Japanese drum) performance is exciting stuff, so imagine getting to actually play one. Taiko drumming lessons have become more popular recently, making it increasingly hard to find a place where you can just try it without ...

SUN
GungHo Festival 2015

GungHo Festival 2015

GungHo, the mobile behemoth behind games such as “Puzzle & Dragons” (also known as “Pazu Dora”) is rewarding its players’ loyalty with a GungHo Festival. The event is presenting several competitions, but the biggest draw is the Kanto area’s third “Pazu Dora” Japan Cup, ...

SUN
Wakanagi Concert

Wakanagi Concert

With Japan’s extensive cultural history, it’s difficult to decide where to start when you’re looking for a traditional experience to enjoy. On May 31, however, Creo Osaka East is offering a day of Japanese music, theater, dancing, acrobatics and comedic storytelling — a great ...

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One Love Jamaica Festival 2015

To celebrate Jamaica and the life of reggae artist Bob Marley, One Love Jamaica Festival will be held once again in Yoyogi Park. Numerous booths will be selling jerk chicken, Red Stripe beer, Myers’ Rum, Jamaican coffee and other specialties for visitors to enjoy. ...

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Funassyi Fantasy World

Funassyi Fantasy World

Funassyi, the unofficial mascot of the Chiba Prefecture city of Funabashi, supposedly fell from a pear tree in 2012 and has since become hugely popular in Japan, even finding itself in the international spotlight. Fans will be pleased to hear that though legend has ...

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Naruto Exhibit

Don’t cry because Naruto is over; smile because a new exhibit is happening. The aptly named “Naruto Exhibition” is a retrospective of the 15-year-long series at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Roppongi Hills. The exhibition features illustrations of famous scenes from the manga ...

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Star Wars Exhibition

Star Wars Exhibition

The force is strong with Japan. In anticipation of the latest “Star Wars” film to be released in December, that intergalactic saga will come alive inside the shiny fortress of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. You may not be able to spot the Death Star ...

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Kuroshio Market Tuna Preparation Show

Kuroshio Market Tuna Preparation Show

A   full-scale tuna can weigh in at around 300 kg — imagine what it takes to prepare one for the table. It requires muscle and skill to cut and fillet a tuna fish, and at Kuroshio Market of Marina City theme park in Wakayama ...

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Aquarium Fantasy: Imagine

Aquarium Fantasy: Imagine

To celebrate its third anniversary, Kyoto Aquarium is presenting a special 3-D mapping projection show designed to enhance its exhibition rooms with water-related creatures and plants. The displays can be seen at four different zones of the aquarium, with each show being different but ...

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'Tomorrow We Will See'

'Tomorrow We Will See'

Though once known as a paradise of cultural heritage and tradition, Lebanon has been embroiled in wars and conflict for decades, struggling with political and social instability, religious tension and a national identity crisis. Japanese-Lebanese filmmaker Soraya Umewaka’s “Tomorrow We Will See,” a documentary ...

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Dino World 2015

Yokohama is going back — way back — with a new dinosaur exhibit. Pacifico’s Dino World 2015 will feature more than 200 fossils, including the Japanese debut of “Tinker” the Tyrannosaurus. The highlight of the event will be the world’s first exhibition of a ...

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Kitayama village 'timber' rafting

Kitayama village 'timber' rafting

The tourist office in Kitayama village, Wakayama Prefecture, describes the area as one of the “most secluded regions in Kansai area,” making it an ideal retreat for those fleeing from the city. Not only does it have beautiful natural surroundings, but it is also ...

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This is Czech Animation! 2015

This is Czech Animation! 2015

Czech animation — including puppet, stop-motion and illustrated forms — is rich in history and has become famous worldwide for its diversity and poetic storytelling. This is Czech Animation!, a series of films showing at Uplink theater in Shibuya throughout the year, is showcasing ...

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