Swap carps for pinatas on Children's Day

May 1, 2014

Swap carps for pinatas on Children's Day

by Sang Woo Kim

Children’s Day in Japan is known for its koinobori (carp streamer) decorations, but perhaps this year you’d like to celebrate with a pinata instead. The annual Latin American festival Cinco de Mayo occurs on May 5, the same day as Children’s Day. This year, ...

This weekend, every dog can have its day

Apr 10, 2014

This weekend, every dog can have its day

by Magdalena Osumi

Throughout history, dogs have played a key role in humans’ lives. In ancient times, some civilizations saw them as being linked to gods, others believed they could prevent death, and some saw their company as helpful in curing illnesses. Now regarded as pets, they ...

Sep 26, 2013

Indian festival to tout culture and tradition

by Jordan Sievers

In today’s world, cultural exchange has become increasingly important — and fun. The nation’s biggest Indian festival will do its part for cultural exchange as it marks its 21st edition this weekend. The event is sponsored by the Society to Promote India-Japan Cultural Relations. ...