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62 articles published


Delving deep into the Kanto jazz bar scene

Music Feb 26, 2019

Delving deep into the Kanto jazz bar scene

by James Catchpole

The tourist boom in Japan shows no sign of ending, with the number of visitors only set to increase in the lead up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Whether for bulk shopping, temple visiting or sushi-counter hopping, Tokyo and surrounding neighborhoods have endless ...

The complicated perception of heroism

Art Feb 26, 2019

The complicated perception of heroism

by Matthew Larking

As the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art's final Heisei Era (1989-2019) exhibition, this ambitious and somewhat provocative show looks back on the socio-political roles art played in the midst of the past 90 or so years.

'Art Fair Tokyo 2019'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Feb 26, 2019

'Art Fair Tokyo 2019'

by Yukari Tanaka

March 8-10 Art Fair Tokyo is the largest art fair in Japan and the oldest in Asia. When it first launched as the Nippon International Contemporary Art Fair (NICAF) in 1992, it was the first and largest contemporary art fair in Asia. The fair was relaunched ...

Fukuroi ready to welcome fans for Rugby World Cup

Rugby Feb 26, 2019

Fukuroi ready to welcome fans for Rugby World Cup

by Kaz Nagatsuka

When it comes to international sports, the cozy western Shizuoka Prefecture town of Fukuroi has already been there and done that. At this year's Rugby World Cup, however, the town is confident that it can offer a lot more. In 2002, Fukuroi accepted fans from across ...