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Yearly <em>anime</em> fairs a must for die-hard fans

Events / Events Outside Tokyo Mar 23, 2012

Yearly anime fairs a must for die-hard fans

Tokyo's otaku (geek) hub of Akihabara might be empty for the next two weekends as two major anime events hit the capital. The Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) will be first. Popular companies such as Studio Ghibli, Toei and Bandai are among those with booths, ...

Local diversions during the Okinawa fest

Film / Reviews Mar 23, 2012

Local diversions during the Okinawa fest

A fun-filled week is upon Okinawa as the fourth annual Okinawa International Movie Festival descends on the prefecture's main island. Like last year, the festival's concept is centered around "Laugh & Peace," in celebration of the sense of courage and joy for ...

Art / Openings In Tokyo Mar 22, 2012

"Centenary of Venanzo Crocetti's Birth"

Italian sculptor Venanzo Crocetti (1913-2003) is best known for his figures cast in bronze, and in particular for his bronze relief "The Door of Sacraments" at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. Next year will be the centenary of Crocetti's birth, and to celebrate his ...

"Centenary of Venanzo Crocetti's Birth"

Art / Openings In Tokyo Mar 22, 2012

"Centenary of Venanzo Crocetti's Birth"

Italian sculptor Venanzo Crocetti (1913-2003) is best known for his figures cast in bronze, and in particular for his bronze relief "The Door of Sacraments" at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. Next year will be the centenary of Crocetti's birth, and to celebrate his ...

"Chiharu Shiota: Where Are We Going?"

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Mar 15, 2012

"Chiharu Shiota: Where Are We Going?"

Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota's unique works fall under her chosen theme of "walls." Her walls portray her feelings and emotions about her life in Germany. They are also symbolic of her ideas on religion, nationality and other factors that help define who we are, ...

Art / Openings Outside Tokyo Mar 15, 2012

"Chiharu Shiota: Where Are We Going?"

Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota's unique works fall under her chosen theme of "walls." Her walls portray her feelings and emotions about her life in Germany. They are also symbolic of her ideas on religion, nationality and other factors that help define who we are, ...