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Mark Jarnes
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 4, 2016
Standing on the Earth, Looking Up into the Sky
Oct. 8-Dec. 4
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Oct 4, 2016
Insho Exposition: Domoto Birth 125 Years — Genius!! The World of Insho's Creation
Oct. 6-Dec. 25
Japan Times
JAPAN / History
Oct 1, 2016
Religious reflections: Pope John Paul II's enduring legacy in Japan
The iconic pontiff's visit 35 years ago may offer some insights into what we can expect from a possible papal stopover in 2017.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 20, 2016
The Grand Sengai Exhibition: Spirit of Zen Assembled
Oct. 1-Nov. 13
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 20, 2016
Body/Play/Politics
Oct. 1-Dec. 14
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 20, 2016
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Umbrellas Japan-USA 1984-91 — A Documentation Exhibition
Oct. 1-Dec. 4
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Sep 19, 2016
Japan's beauty queens rewrite old rules on race and nationality
With the crowning of Priyanka Yoshikawa as Miss World Japan 2016, the nation will once again be represented by a multiracial woman on the world stage of beauty.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Sep 14, 2016
Views from Tokyo: What are your thoughts on the new biracial Miss Japan?
Japanese citizens of various backgrounds speak about the victory by Priyanka Yoshikawa, born to an Indian father and a Japanese mother, in the Miss World Japan contest.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 13, 2016
Dutch Modern Design: Rietveld / Bruna / Ado
Sept. 17-Nov. 23
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 13, 2016
Leonard Foujita et ses modeles
Sept. 17-Jan. 15
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 13, 2016
Jiro Yoshihara: Leader of Gutai — Seeking for the New
Sept. 17-Nov. 27
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / VIEWS FROM THE STREET
Sep 7, 2016
Views from Tokyo: What were your highlights from the Rio Olympics?
People out and about in the capital offer their views on the best of the 2016 Summer Games.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 6, 2016
'Craft Arts: Innovation of "Tradition and Avant-Garde," and the Present Day'
Sept. 17-Dec. 4
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 6, 2016
'Similarity and Difference: Who's Who by Kazuo Okazaki'
Sept. 7-Oct. 30
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 6, 2016
'Leiji Matsumoto and Miyako Maki'
Sept. 10-Nov. 20
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Sep 3, 2016
Net TV in Japan: Full stream ahead?
As consumers move away from regular terrestrial TV toward online video content, it appears that the domestic TV industry itself needs to undergo its own paradigm shift.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 30, 2016
'Modern Genre Painting'
Sept. 3-Oct. 23
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 30, 2016
'Hiroshi Sugimoto: Lost Human Genetic Archive'
Sept. 3-Nov. 13
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 30, 2016
'Meiji Kogei: Amazing Japanese Art'
Sept. 7-Oct. 30
Japan Times
LIFE / Language
Aug 29, 2016
The Emperor's speech: lucid but appropriately indirect
Emperor Akihito's choice of words and presentation speak volumes about how the relationship between the Imperial family and the people of Japan has evolved since his father's address to the nation in 1945.

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The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan