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Melynie Yoneda
For Melynie Yoneda's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 9, 2016
'Kesennuma and Memories of the Great East Japan Earthquake'
Feb. 13-March 21
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 9, 2016
'Pleasure in the History of Fashion: From the Akira Ishiyama Collection'
Feb. 13-April 10
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 9, 2016
'Aubrey Beardsley and Japan'
Feb. 6-March 27
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 2, 2016
'Katsukawa Shunsho: Master of Hokusai'
Feb. 2-March 27
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 2, 2016
'Shiseido Art Egg 10'
Feb. 3-April 22
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 2, 2016
'Shimura Fukumi'
Feb. 2-March 21
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 19, 2016
'Daido Moriyama Photo Exhibition'
Jan. 23-Feb. 20
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 19, 2016
'Takashi Murakami's Superflat Collection: From Shohaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer'
Jan. 30-April 3
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jan 19, 2016
'The Great Masterpieces of Museum's Collection: "Red and White Plum Blossoms" and "Tea-leaf Jar With a Design of Wisteria" '
Jan. 29-March 6
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Jan 14, 2016
Shinoharu Tatekawa makes sure that 'rakugo' isn't lost in translation
Comic Shinoharu Tatekawa hopes to win over some new fans this month when he performs a rakugo set in English.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Dec 21, 2015
For Nikkei, Christmas is a time for family — and rūtsu sagashi
It's not unusual for people of Japanese descent living overseas to lose track of their roots, but if you know where to look, these stories can often be pieced back together.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 15, 2015
'The Genesis and Development of Landscape Painting from Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien'
Dec. 19-March 21
ENVIRONMENT
Dec 5, 2015
Taking the sting out of household infestations
The vast majority of telephone calls on household pests fielded by the Shibuya Ward Office's Public Hygiene Division in 2014 were not about rats, cockroaches or spiders but they involved something with a little more sting in its tail — hornets, wasps and bees.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Nov 13, 2015
Nuclear power — an issue so prominent, it glows in the dark
Walking into Ken + Julia Yonetani's "Wishes" is like stepping into a bad dream. The room is illuminated by hanging chandeliers, their green light eerily flickering against black walls, as Disney's "It's a Small World" repeatedly plays in the background. This first Tokyo solo show for the husband-and-wife team Ken and Julia Yonetani is a visual comment on nuclear power that invites visitors to tread the fine line between fear and beauty.
LIFE / Digital / Japan Pulse
Oct 29, 2015
Finding laughs in translations that have lost the plot
The Orikaeshi Honyaku Dictionary site, which boasts the catchphrase u201cfrom Japanese to Japanese,u201d roughly translates as "Chinese whispers."
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Oct 16, 2015
Tokyo plugs into Google Play Music
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Oct 10, 2015
Saitama's 'Little Edo' is big on Japan's colorful history
As my smartphone clock flashes from 11:59 a.m. to 12 p.m., I watch the visitors to Kawagoe, in Saitama Prefecture wipe the sweat from their foreheads and direct their attention toward a more primitive form of time keeping — the Toki no Kane (Bell of Time) tower in the middle of the town square.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 4, 2015
Sleep-deprived Tokyo gets an Australian wake-up with granola
Thinking about Tokyo's morning rush hour is enough to make anybody want to crawl back into bed. After working late in the office or attending an obligatory drinking party with coworkers, the last thing anyone wants to do is squeeze themselves onto a packed morning train for a somber repeat of the day before.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Jul 18, 2015
Tokyo exhibition examines the blurred lines between the real world and the spirit world
Ghostly spirits and summer go hand in hand in Japan, and there are few things more frightening than the annual August exhibition of hanging scrolls at Zenshoan Temple in Tokyo's Yanaka district.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jul 7, 2015
X Japan announces first album in 20 years
X Japan leader Yoshiki Hayashi announced Saturday that the group will be releasing its first album in 20 years.

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