Global art show returns

| 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

| 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

| 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'

| 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

| 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

| 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 ...

RWC ticket sales kick off

| Mar 1, 2018

RWC ticket sales kick off

Applications for priority tickets have begun for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, to be held in Japan in September and October next year. Application intake began on Feb. 19 for the so-called rugby family, or Japan Rugby Football Union-registered teams, coaches, referees and staff, as ...

| Jan 18, 2018

Hiroshima symposium on boarding schools

A symposium on boarding schools is scheduled to be held in Hiroshima on Feb. 2. Admission is free, and simultaneous interpretation between Japanese and English will be available. Next Educational Environment Development is hosting the symposium, "The Actual School Lives at Boarding Schools in the ...

Candles illuminate Ginza night

| Dec 21, 2017

Candles illuminate Ginza night

On Dec. 22, Ginza's Corridor Street will be illuminated with the flickering lights of around 2,000 candles during Ginza Candle Night 2017. This event will be hosted by Ginza 300Bar Next in cooperation with other restaurants along the street. The street, as well as participating storefronts ...

The world of sword accessories

| Dec 14, 2017

The world of sword accessories

Japanese sword fittings are only attachments associated with Japanese swords, but they are attractive to many fans thanks to their exquisite decorative techniques. A multi-city sword fittings exhibition, "Pinnacle of Elegance — Swords fittings of the Mitsumura Collection," which started at The Nezu Museum ...

British weekend in Tokyo

| Dec 7, 2017

British weekend in Tokyo

Stop by the Roppongi Hills Arena from Dec. 8 to 10 and be transported to "merry old England" at The Great British Weekend. The largest British festival in Japan gives visitors a taste of England and all things British during the three-day event. Starting ...

Flower Japan highlights beauty of ikebana

| Nov 23, 2017

Flower Japan highlights beauty of ikebana

The third exhibition of Flower Japan, a project to promote a richer lifestyle through ikebana was held at the Hillside Forum in Daikanyama from Nov. 17 to 19. The theme of the exhibition was "Books and Flowers." The expansive gallery space with large glass windows ...