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Malaysian students receive face masks

General | NEWS AND NOTES May 28, 2020

Malaysian students receive face masks

The Embassy of Malaysia in Tokyo received 30,000 face masks for Malaysian students in Japan from the Japan branch of the Japan Graduates’ Association of Malaysia (JAGAM), Malaysian expats and friends from the Japanese business community on May 22, embassy officials said. The masks ...

‘New normal,’ new perspectives

May 25, 2020

‘New normal,’ new perspectives

Getting used to life at home? For many around the world, staying at home 24/7 has become the new normal. For Japan, a country known for its corporate warriors who demonstrate dedication through spending most of their time in the workplace, the coronavirus pandemic ...

Cultivating well-being while working from home

May 25, 2020

Cultivating well-being while working from home

Working from home, remote working or teleworking. Whatever the wording, this may very well set a new precedent as a widespread lifestyle worldwide, and setting up a home office or an environment where one can work comfortably on business-related tasks need not be a ...

Iconic Ginza clock tower chimes to show thanks

General | NEWS AND NOTES May 7, 2020

Iconic Ginza clock tower chimes to show thanks

Buildings and landmarks across the globe — from New York City’s Empire State Building to Niagara Falls — have been lit up in support of front-line health care staff, first responders and essential workers dealing with the novel coronavirus pandemic. Japan is no exception in ...

Bold, vibrant stencil art remains alive today

General | NEWS AND NOTES Apr 3, 2020

Bold, vibrant stencil art remains alive today

Gazing upon artworks using kappazuri , an innovative Japanese stencil printing technique, similarities can be seen with Japan’s rich tradition of ukiyo-e woodblock printing. Others might recognize an affinity with stenciling techniques found in contemporary street art. The roots of the art form can be ...

Direct flights aim to increase convenience

General | NEWS AND NOTES Feb 6, 2020

Direct flights aim to increase convenience

In late January, Turkish Airlines held a seminar in Osaka introducing various perks of direct flights between Osaka and Istanbul; the flights will resume in April for the first time since 2017. From April 14, four weekly flights will connect Kansai International Airport and Istanbul ...

Making headway in vintage fashion retail

Jan 24, 2020

Making headway in vintage fashion retail

Japanese fashion retailer Hedy is shaking up the market for vintage items, winning customers at home and abroad. Hedy uniquely procures and presents authentic, attractive and high-quality high-end designer brand products at low prices, all without sacrificing the luxury shopping experience. Hedy is in Tokyo's ...

Italy's Trentino region aims to grow relations

General | NEWS AND NOTES Jan 23, 2020

Italy's Trentino region aims to grow relations

A deal soon to be inked with one of Italy's leading research foundations and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, a master class lecture on Trentodoc wines and a tourism campaign all form part of efforts by Italy's autonomous province of Trentino to both promote ...

Selected swords, <I>tsuba</I> on display

General | NEWS AND NOTES Jan 23, 2020

Selected swords, tsuba on display

First founded during the Meiji Period (1868 to 1912), Japan Sword Co. has amassed a vast number of collections of Samurai Art over the course of its history. Today, the gallery has grown to become one of the most renowned sword shops around the ...

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