In search of Japan's essential summer festivals

Jun 23, 2016

In search of Japan's essential summer festivals

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With July just around the corner, Japan is gearing up for another sultry summer. Since the sizzling-hot days only last until early September, people make the most of the season by getting outside — that includes going to film festivals, art and fashion events ...

Never mind the lineup: Fuji Rock is more than music

Jul 31, 2015

Never mind the lineup: Fuji Rock is more than music

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It has only been three years since Fuji Rock Festival posted its highest-ever attendance figures, with a little help from Radiohead and The Stone Roses, but you wouldn’t have known it from the steady drumbeat of glumness that heralded this year’s edition. Following a ...

A year of tough choices at Fuji

| Jul 31, 2013

A year of tough choices at Fuji

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Wandering around on the opening day of this year’s Fuji Rock, I got the impression that numbers were down on previous years. Of course, anyone who has ever been stuck in the event’s seemingly never-ending lines for the portable toilets — or who’s been ...