JP Tower to host sumo exhibition bouts on Aug. 29

Aug 17, 2015

JP Tower to host sumo exhibition bouts on Aug. 29

A glitzy skyscraper in front of JR Tokyo Station is set for an unlikely installation at its atrium — a genuine sumo ring. Wrestlers will take part in exhibition bouts in the ring at the KITTE shopping area in JP Tower on Aug. 29, ...

Manga exhibit promotes human rights awareness

Jun 1, 2015

Manga exhibit promotes human rights awareness

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Gender identity disorder, sexual orientation discrimination, death row, depression and physical abuse: these are just a few of the hard-hitting subjects being dealt with at a manga exhibition for the promotion of human rights. While people from overseas have grown more aware of Japanese ...

Tokyo museum to exhibit sex art, breaking 'shunga' taboo

May 22, 2015

Tokyo museum to exhibit sex art, breaking 'shunga' taboo

The nation’s first major exhibition of shunga (erotic art) will take place later this year at a museum in Tokyo following the success of a similar show recently held at the British Museum in London in late 2013, organizers said. Entry will be restricted ...

Drone-makers say demand will take off in Japan

May 20, 2015

Drone-makers say demand will take off in Japan

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Despite a spate of headlines showing drone users to be reckless attention-seekers or outright dangerous, the industry believes the sky is the limit for demand for unmanned copters. Representatives attending Japan’s first major industry exhibition Wednesday said they expect the market for unmanned multirotor ...

Treasures of the Shoso-in hoard on display

Oct 25, 2014

Treasures of the Shoso-in hoard on display

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The 66th annual exhibition of important cultural artifacts from the Shoso-in treasure house opened to the public on Friday with 59 items on display, including over a half dozen appearing for the first time. Included in the displays of artifacts from the Nara Period ...

Noted Japanese war photographer goes on display

Sep 3, 2014

Noted Japanese war photographer goes on display

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A collection of nearly 300 images captured by renowned photographer Akihiko Okamura are on display at the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, chronicling a career that drew international attention following his critically acclaimed coverage of the Vietnam War over half a century ago. Okamura, ...