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Antique sword showcases traditional technique

A Japanese sword featuring a cherry-blossom pattern on its blade is currently on display at the Japan Sword Gallery in Toranomon, in Tokyo’s Minato Ward. The blade sports a cherry blossom design, as well as a running water motif modeled on the Yoshino River. Made in 1821, the sword is a ...

Application open for young leaders' U.S. trip

Jun 14, 2018

Application open for young leaders' U.S. trip

Georgetown University, Amway Japan and The Japan Times are now seeking participants for the 12th Georgetown University Leadership Program (GULP), to take place from Oct. 14 to 21. Applicants should be involved in politics, policymaking or journalism. The application deadline is July 27. To apply, ...

Brunch offers cityscape views

| May 31, 2018

Brunch offers cityscape views

The newly renovated The Tavern — Grill & Lounge at Andaz Tokyo at Toranomon Hills is offering a relaxing weekend brunch with amazing views overlooking the Tokyo skyline. Guests can choose one of three versions of mimosa at the mimosa station, followed by unlimited starters ...

Ringing in 30 years of hospitality

| May 25, 2018

Ringing in 30 years of hospitality

The Royal Park Hotel will celebrate its 30th anniversary next June, but it is already preparing to welcome the occasion with a commemorative logo and promotions this June. The hotel, located in Tokyo's Nihonbashi district adjacent to Suitengumae Station on the Tokyo Metro Hanzomon Line, ...

Sit down to a blooming good time

| May 25, 2018

Sit down to a blooming good time

Located at the center of Tokyo's Marunouchi business district, The Peninsula Tokyo is offering spring delights featuring the hotel's stylish Blooming Afternoon Tea, free-flowing Dom Perignon brunch, Japanese craft beer and lavish skin care treatments. Peter, the hotel's exquisite grill restaurant, holds a Dom Perignon ...

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 ...

'Washi Wonderment' at InterContinental Osaka

| Apr 26, 2018

'Washi Wonderment' at InterContinental Osaka

An illuminated gate made from washi Japanese paper featuring stripes of the seven colors of the rainbow welcomes guests in the lobby of InterContinental Osaka, located inside the stylish Grand Front Osaka building just outside Osaka Station. The hotel, celebrating its fifth anniversary since opening ...

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 ...

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