Penfolds boasts wine expertise

General | NEWS AND NOTES Nov 8, 2018

Penfolds boasts wine expertise

The Penfolds Collection 2018 Master Class was held at Happo-en, a luxurious garden venue for events and banquets, in Tokyo's Minato Ward on Oct. 22. Chief winemaker Peter Gago spoke about the 12 varieties of red and white wines that are included in this year's ...

Songs of Tokyo to be aired on NHK

General | NEWS AND NOTES Nov 8, 2018

Songs of Tokyo to be aired on NHK

On Oct. 11 and 12, the second edition of "NHK World-Japan presents Songs of Tokyo" was filmed before a live audience at the NHK Hall in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward. Artists of various genres representing today's Japanese music scene such as visual kei, idol, dance, ...

Bilingual boarding schooling in Japan

General | NEWS AND NOTES Nov 8, 2018

Bilingual boarding schooling in Japan

A presentation for Jinseki International School, scheduled to open in April 2020, will be held in the gallery of The Japan Times' Kioicho office in Tokyo from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 23. Admission is free and doors open at 2:30 p.m. This international ...

Tribute to Toko Shinoda

General | NEWS AND NOTES Nov 1, 2018

Tribute to Toko Shinoda

The Tolman Collection Gallery's tribute to Toko Shinoda is being held at Zojoji Temple, in Tokyo's Minato Ward, until Nov. 11. At founder Norman Tolman's request, there will be no entry fee for the exhibit. It is his wish that people can freely enjoy the ...

Bridging China and Japan

General | NEWS AND NOTES Oct 11, 2018

Bridging China and Japan

Gaen Corp. President Eiko Wada wants to make a "Welcome to Japan Team." The president of the company engaged in inbound tourism wants to collaborate with hotels and other tourism companies that are doing business independently to create perfect tour packages. The woman's confidence comes from ...

Over 1,500 students attend annual college fair

General | NEWS AND NOTES Sep 27, 2018

Over 1,500 students attend annual college fair

The Kanto Plain College Fair Tokyo 2018 was successfully held on Sept. 14 at Hiroo Gakuen Junior and Senior High School in Tokyo's Minato Ward. Internationally focused high schools in the Kanto region take turns hosting this annual event for students considering studying abroad or ...

Global art show returns

General | NEWS AND NOTES May 10, 2018

Global art show returns

May 25 and 26 promise creativity at its best at the much-anticipated fourth Tokyo International Art Fair at Bellesalle Roppongi. This year's event promises to be bigger and better, with at least 150 exhibitors from over 40 countries filling the centrally located venue with modern ...

Major brands, entertainers to attend Ad Week

General | NEWS AND NOTES Apr 26, 2018

Major brands, entertainers to attend Ad Week

Advertising Week Asia 2018 will be held at Tokyo Midtown, in the Roppongi district of Tokyo's Minato Ward, from May 14 to 17. The event will feature prominent speakers, including global business leaders and celebrities, as well as performances by world-renowned artists. Speakers include Dentsu ...

Global ceremonies honor birth of Buddha

General | NEWS AND NOTES Apr 19, 2018

Global ceremonies honor birth of Buddha

With Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni in attendance, the birth of Buddha was commemorated on April 8 at Sampozan Muryojuji Temple, the head temple of the Nenbutsushu Buddhist Sect of Japan, in Kato, Hyogo Prefecture. Nearly four years ago, supreme Buddhist leaders from 41 countries spanning ...

New funds to boost 'Cool Japan'

General | NEWS AND NOTES Apr 5, 2018

New funds to boost 'Cool Japan'

Global Daily Co., Ltd. has launched Japankuru Funding, a website dedicated to international crowdfunding in support of projects for the enjoyment of tourists visiting Japan. The site is available in Japanese, English and traditional Chinese. The name of the website combines "Japan" with "kuru," the ...

Celebrating Buddha's birthday

General | NEWS AND NOTES Mar 29, 2018

Celebrating Buddha's birthday

On April 8, Buddha's birth will be celebrated at Sampozan Muryojuji Temple, the head temple of the Nenbutsushu Buddhist Sect of Japan, in Kato, Hyogo Prefecture. Visitors are welcome to take part in the ceremony hosted by the World Buddhist Supreme Conference Headquarters, which runs ...

Hands-on learning at academy

General | NEWS AND NOTES Mar 29, 2018

Hands-on learning at academy

The Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy (JVTA), one of the leading schools in Tokyo for training professional visual media translators, has opened the Japanese Language and Media Institute (JLMI), helping students obtain communication skills in Japanese. JLMI's purpose is not only to help students improve Japanese ...