Leading watch brand opens specialized store

General | NEWS AND NOTES Aug 8, 2019

Leading watch brand opens specialized store

A new specialized boutique for the Seiko Prospex brand, the first of its kind in the world, opened in Tokyo on Aug.2. Among Seiko's many timepieces, Seiko Prospex has developed into a leading sports watch brand with high functionality for activities such as diving and ...

Relaxing business lodging

General | NEWS AND NOTES Aug 1, 2019

Relaxing business lodging

Dormy Residences Ichigaya opened in the spring this year in the heart of Tokyo, a six-minute walk from JR Ichigaya Station that is easy to access from major stations such as Tokyo and Shinjuku. Located near the Imperial Palace, the area is convenient for daily ...

Prizewinners to give lectures

General | NEWS AND NOTES Jul 25, 2019

Prizewinners to give lectures

A Belgian environment professor and an American historian have won this year's Blue Planet Prize, a Japanese environmental award sponsored by the nonprofit Asahi Glass Foundation. Eric Lambin, 56, of Stanford University, has pointed out that changes in land use are causing global adverse effects ...

Diversified startups aim to further investment

General | NEWS AND NOTES Jul 25, 2019

Diversified startups aim to further investment

Mention "Italy" and the country's food and fashion spring to mind. Yet the Global Startup Program (GSP) developed by the country's Ministry of Economic Development and implemented globally by the Italian Trade Agency has seen eight startups working in sectors as diverse as technology ...

New app to connect Japan with Africa

General | NEWS AND NOTES Jul 4, 2019

New app to connect Japan with Africa

A free smartphone app for iOS and Android and designed to enhance mutual understanding and exchange between Africans and Japanese, Nahfconnects, was recently launched in Tokyo. The app, available in Japanese and English, enables users to chat and make free phone calls. It also provides ...

Engage in tourism projects

General | NEWS AND NOTES May 9, 2019

Engage in tourism projects

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 ...

MBA team wins event

General | NEWS AND NOTES May 9, 2019

MBA team wins event

A team of MBA students from McGill MBA Japan emerged victorious in the 2019 Japan InterMBA case competition held at Hitotsubashi University's Jimbocho Campus, in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward, on March 31. Students Kaori Ito, Shannon McCarron, Hiromi Naritsuka and Chris Shragin successfully argued their business ...

General | NEWS AND NOTES Apr 25, 2019

Festival features food, fun

The Festival de Camino a Latinoamerica, an event celebrating the 120th anniversary of the start of Japanese immigration to Bolivia, will be held in Tokyo's Odaiba district on May 3, 4 and 5. This annual festival is the second after last year's inaugural celebration, which ...

World celebrates birth of Buddha together

General | NEWS AND NOTES Apr 18, 2019

World celebrates birth of Buddha together

Tens of thousands of people, including various dignitaries from Africa, celebrated the birth of Buddha on April 8 at Sampozan Muryojuji Temple, the head temple of the Nenbutsushu Buddhist Sect of Japan, in Kato, Hyogo Prefecture. For a global commemoration of Buddha's birth, the date ...

Rejoicing in the birth of Buddha

General | NEWS AND NOTES Mar 28, 2019

Rejoicing in the birth of Buddha

Buddha's birth will be celebrated on April 8 at Sampozan Muryojuji Temple, the head temple of the Nenbutsushu Buddhist Sect of Japan, in Kato, Hyogo Prefecture. The date was designated International Buddhist Day by supreme Buddhist leaders from 41 countries on five continents who gathered ...

Music program returns as a monthly broadcast

General | NEWS AND NOTES Mar 28, 2019

Music program returns as a monthly broadcast

"Songs of Tokyo," a program aired on NHK World-Japan and NHK General TV in 2017 and 2018, will begin airing monthly starting this spring. Shingo Murakami of Kanjani Eight will reprise his role as the program's host. "Songs of Tokyo" features renowned artists from different ...

Enter a surreal world through photo collages

General | NEWS AND NOTES Mar 7, 2019

Enter a surreal world through photo collages

Born in Kochi Prefecture in 1938, Toshiko Okanoue was a creator of striking photo collages with a surreal aesthetic. Surrealism draws on images from one's subconscious to create imagery that often defies logical comprehension, while photo collage combines a series of visuals to make ...