Zushi opens with eye on reviving summer buzz

Jun 26, 2015

Zushi opens with eye on reviving summer buzz

by Andrew Mckirdy

Zushi Beach in Kanagawa Prefecture opened for the summer on Friday as it battles to attract visitors following a clampdown on rowdy partygoers that saw numbers drop by more than half last year. Cloudy skies greeted participants in an opening ceremony featuring around 400 ...

Go feast on morsels of a masterwork

Mar 19, 2014

Go feast on morsels of a masterwork

by Rei Sasaguchi

Audiences at the National Theatre of Japan might be excused for indulging in a little time travel this month as they feast their senses on prime morsels of “Musume Gonomi Ukina no Yokogushi,” a masterwork by Kawatake Mokuami first served up at the Moritaza ...

Jun 5, 2013

Japan decides to drop Kamakura's World Heritage bid

The government decided Tuesday to drop its effort to get the ancient city of Kamakura on the World Heritage list after UNESCO rejected the latest request. The city and the Kanagawa Prefectural Government initiated the decision, which was backed by central governmental entities including ...

Kamakura disappointed by snub

May 2, 2013

Kamakura disappointed by snub

Residents, officials and admirers of Kamakura expressed disappointment Wednesday at the decision by an UNESCO advisory panel not to put the ancient city on the World Heritage list. In turning down Japan’s request, the International Council on Monuments and Sites, or ICOMOS, cited scarce ...