Nuclear-free world

Crayon House, a multistory building selling children’s books, toys and organic products in Tokyo’s Omotesando district, has resumed monthly lectures on topics related to nuclear power, “Morning Study of SilentSpring.”

Author and screenwriter James Miki will head the discussion for the 55th session this Saturday. On Feb. 28, London-born radio broadcaster Peter Barakan will give a talk on music’s potential role in achieving a nuclear-free world under the title “Can Music Change the World?”

The lectures will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Hiroba, an organic restaurant located in the basement of the same building.

Admission for each lecture is ¥1,000.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 03-3406-6465 or emailing josei@crayonhouse.co.jp .


Train experience for kids

Tokyo Metro is collaborating with the KCJ GROUP to create a “Subway” pavilion in KidZania Tokyo.

With Tokyo Metro as the official sponsor, the new pavilion is set to be unveiled in April and will allow children to experience jobs such as driver, car maintenance staff and railway track worker.

The pavilion aims to show children how different teams have to work together to ensure that day-to-day operations run smoothly.

In particular, the last two jobs provide children with the rare opportunity of experiencing the less visible aspects of working in a subway station.

Each session lasts 30 minutes and up to six drivers, six car maintenance staff and four track workers can participate.

Drivers will handle a train on the Yurakucho Line in a simulator while the maintenance staff will check the subway cars and the track workers will check the rails, replacing any parts if necessary and performing safety tests.

Scream your love

Moët Hennessy Diageo has announced the launch of its Veuve Clicquot Rose “Scream Your Love” Champagne, which will be available for a limited time only.

A brand highly regarded for its elegance and style, this latest Veuve Clicquot product introduces the theme of love in a playful manner.

Each purchase includes a rose-colored ice bucket in the shape of a megaphone, a bold design that symbolizes our need to express our feelings to our loved ones, making it the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.

The rose champagne will be available for purchase in major department stores beginning Jan. 21.

The set, which includes a 750 ml bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rose Champagne, a megaphone ice bucket and two flute glasses, retails for ¥12,000 (excluding tax).

The bottle is also sold individually for ¥8,000 (excluding tax).

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