Rainbow parade celebrates LGBT equality push

Apr 26, 2015

Rainbow parade celebrates LGBT equality push

by Tomohiro Osaki

Some 3,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people paraded through Tokyo’s Shibuya district Sunday afternoon to demonstrate their hope that Japanese society will continue to forge ahead with recent moves to embrace equality and diversity. In a nation where prejudice against sexual minorities persists, ...

Social media wrap-up: The day Taco Bell returned to Japan

Apr 22, 2015

Social media wrap-up: The day Taco Bell returned to Japan

After Taco Bell's brief presence in Japan in the 1980s, the U.S.-based chain exited the market (with the exception of outlets on U.S. military bases). To the delight of fans of fast-food Tex Mex, it was announced in February 2015 that Taco Bell would ...

Kanze Nohgaku Theater moves back to Ginza

Nov 28, 2014

Kanze Nohgaku Theater moves back to Ginza

by Mami Maruko

The Kanze Nohgaku Theater in Tokyo’s Shibuya district plans to close in March and reopen in Ginza in November 2016, according to the head of the country’s largest school of noh. The new theater will be located in the basement of a new complex ...