Student collaboration at disaster-hit area

General | NEWS AND NOTES Mar 7, 2019

Student collaboration at disaster-hit area

High school students from one of Tokyo's top boys' schools organized a study and field trip to the Tohoku region, which was devastated by the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, for themselves and exchange students from a partner high school in ...

Commons Festa event to welcome investors

General | NEWS AND NOTES Feb 28, 2019

Commons Festa event to welcome investors

Commons Asset Management Inc., which celebrates 10 years since the launch of its Commons 30 Fund this year, will hold events in Kyoto in March and Tokyo in April to on the company's fund performances and other activities, as well as offering attendees the ...

Art gallery exhibits traditional katana swords

General | NEWS AND NOTES Feb 28, 2019

Art gallery exhibits traditional katana swords

An exhibition displaying and selling antique katana swords will be held in Yokohama from March 6 to 12. The Omamorigatana Exhibition will take place on the seventh-floor art gallery of Takashimaya's Yokohama Store in Yokohama's Nishi Ward. The admission-free exhibition is open from 10 a.m. ...

Three-day halal festival draws around 7,000

General | NEWS AND NOTES Jan 24, 2019

Three-day halal festival draws around 7,000

As part of an international movement to showcase Malaysia's largest halal expo, Halfest Malaysia, Japan kicked off Halfest Tokyo at the Tokyo Ryutsu Center, in Ota Ward, from Nov. 27 to 29 under the theme "Gateway to Japan Halal Food Market." The expo hosted 95 ...

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 ...

A taste of Kochi in Tokyo

General | NEWS AND NOTES Jul 26, 2018

A taste of Kochi in Tokyo

Sakura Tei, an okonomiyaki and monjayaki (savory pancakes) restaurant on one of Harajuku's fashionable back streets, will have the Kochi Yosakoi Fair, a monthlong event from Aug. 1. The restaurant will have a unique selection of meat, vegetables, fruits and seasonings from Kochi Prefecture ...

Cultural events highlight the summer season

General | NEWS AND NOTES Jul 19, 2018

Cultural events highlight the summer season

Grand Fiesta The Grand Fiesta, an event commemorating the 120th anniversary of Japan and Argentina's diplomatic relations, will be held on July 30 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Meiji Kinenkan in Tokyo's Minato Ward. It will be a night filled with tango dancing ...