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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. ...

Travel website to expand on rural tourism

Satoyama Consortium Feb 25, 2019

Travel website to expand on rural tourism

Beautiful nature, healthy local food and rare cultural experiences unique to Japan that will surely live on in lasting memories long after travelers have returned home. These are just a few benefits of visiting Japan's farther flung areas. While Tokyo, Kyoto and other major cities ...

Exercising goodwill in symbolic role

Feb 22, 2019

Exercising goodwill in symbolic role

Emperor Akihito marked the 30th year of his reign on Jan. 7, and the government will be holding a ceremony on Sunday to celebrate this milestone. On April 30, after three decades on the throne, the Emperor will be the first living Japanese monarch ...

Imperial dedication to those in need

Feb 22, 2019

Imperial dedication to those in need

Emperor Akihito has devoted his 30 years on the throne to defining his role as "symbol of the state," a new status created under the postwar Constitution. After 30 years, the 85-year-old Emperor's time on the throne is drawing to a close as he is ...

Lingerie companies face #MeToo challenges

General Jan 27, 2019

Lingerie companies face #MeToo challenges

With G-strings and push-up bras losing their allure as ultrasexiness gives way to comfort and with the idea of seduction being questioned, lingerie designers are grappling with how to be interesting without objectifying women.

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 ...

Innovative ideas to address global challenges

Business | davos special 2019 Jan 22, 2019

Innovative ideas to address global challenges

As a forerunner facing various social challenges, including addressing the aging population, as well as environmental and energy issues, Japan is poised to find solutions and share them with other countries that are also expected to be confronted with these complex problems. Through hosting the ...