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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 ...

Hands-on learning at academy

| Mar 29, 2018

Hands-on learning at academy

The Japan Visualmedia Translation Academy (JVTA), one of the leading schools in Tokyo for training professional visual media translators, has opened the Japanese Language and Media Institute (JLMI), helping students obtain communication skills in Japanese. JLMI's purpose is not only to help students improve Japanese ...

Chocolate Easter art returns

Mar 15, 2018

Chocolate Easter art returns

Valrhona Japon is holding Let's begin! Chocolat de Easter, an event where visitors can admire artistic chocolate and decorate pieces of their own to take home. The event will take place at Daikanyama Hillside Forum in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward from March 28 to April ...

RWC ticket sales kick off

| Mar 1, 2018

RWC ticket sales kick off

Applications for priority tickets have begun for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, to be held in Japan in September and October next year. Application intake began on Feb. 19 for the so-called rugby family, or Japan Rugby Football Union-registered teams, coaches, referees and staff, as ...

| Jan 18, 2018

Hiroshima symposium on boarding schools

A symposium on boarding schools is scheduled to be held in Hiroshima on Feb. 2. Admission is free, and simultaneous interpretation between Japanese and English will be available. Next Educational Environment Development is hosting the symposium, "The Actual School Lives at Boarding Schools in the ...

Candles illuminate Ginza night

| Dec 21, 2017

Candles illuminate Ginza night

On Dec. 22, Ginza's Corridor Street will be illuminated with the flickering lights of around 2,000 candles during Ginza Candle Night 2017. This event will be hosted by Ginza 300Bar Next in cooperation with other restaurants along the street. The street, as well as participating storefronts ...

The world of sword accessories

| Dec 14, 2017

The world of sword accessories

Japanese sword fittings are only attachments associated with Japanese swords, but they are attractive to many fans thanks to their exquisite decorative techniques. A multi-city sword fittings exhibition, "Pinnacle of Elegance — Swords fittings of the Mitsumura Collection," which started at The Nezu Museum ...

British weekend in Tokyo

| Dec 7, 2017

British weekend in Tokyo

Stop by the Roppongi Hills Arena from Dec. 8 to 10 and be transported to "merry old England" at The Great British Weekend. The largest British festival in Japan gives visitors a taste of England and all things British during the three-day event. Starting ...

Flower Japan highlights beauty of ikebana

| Nov 23, 2017

Flower Japan highlights beauty of ikebana

The third exhibition of Flower Japan, a project to promote a richer lifestyle through ikebana was held at the Hillside Forum in Daikanyama from Nov. 17 to 19. The theme of the exhibition was "Books and Flowers." The expansive gallery space with large glass windows ...

Microfinancing offers hope to those in need

| Nov 23, 2017

Microfinancing offers hope to those in need

"If there is no financial injection, there is no hope," said Peter Fanconi, chairman of Swiss impact investment managers BlueOrchard Finance Ltd. "Today, about 2.3 billion people have no access to credit or financial services. So microfinance is bridging this gap." Fanconi spoke to The ...

Blending the West with Japan

| Oct 26, 2017

Blending the West with Japan

Isetan Shinjuku Store is showcasing bags, business card cases and scarves that blend the timeless elegance of a premium British lifestyle brand and classic traditional Japanese craftsmanship (kŌgei) at The Stage on the first floor of the main building through Tuesday. The special display features ...