Red Brick Resort 2013; Cheer on Tokyo for 2020

| Jul 16, 2013

Red Brick Resort 2013; Cheer on Tokyo for 2020

EVENTS Red Brick Resort 2013 Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse will hold the Red Brick Resort 2013 campaign in which the open space between the complex's two brick buildings will turn into a summer-resort-themed square, from Aug. 1 to 25. The venue will be set up with two ...

Kumamon visits Paris; Japanese Red Cross summer camps

| Jul 3, 2013

Kumamon visits Paris; Japanese Red Cross summer camps

EVENTS Kumamon visits Paris Kumamon, Kumamoto Prefecture's mascot, will participate in the 14th Japan Expo to be held from July 4 to 7 at Parc des Expositions de Paris Nord Villepinte (North Paris-Villepinte Exposition Park) in France to publicize the Kyushu prefecture. This will be Kumamon's ...

'Matcha' on the go

| Jun 19, 2013

'Matcha' on the go

NEW PRODUCTS 'Matcha' on the go A portable "matcha" green tea in a bottle is on sale for those who want to taste fresh green tea without preservatives. Nagoya-based Jatecx Co., which makes various products from green tea, is selling Haruka, a bottle with water in the ...

New-style Japanese souvenirs; Cinco de Mayo Festival in Tokyo

| Apr 24, 2013

New-style Japanese souvenirs; Cinco de Mayo Festival in Tokyo

NEW PRODUCTS Japanese souvenirs Uniqlo, one of Japan's biggest clothing retailers, launched a project called Nippon Omiyage (Japanese Souvenir) at some of its stores on Monday. As Golden Week — one of Japan's major holiday seasons when many people travel abroad — is approaching, Uniqlo has created ...

Shibuya Ward picks mascot; take a cruise around Japan

| Apr 10, 2013

Shibuya Ward picks mascot; take a cruise around Japan

ANNOUNCEMENTS Shibuya selects mascot In yet another move for a municipality to use "yuru-kyara" cute characters for promotional purposes, the Shibuya Ward government has selected a character called Airissun to be its mascot, the ward announced April 1. Shibuya Ward collected yuru-kyara ideas from the public between ...

Online Japanese policy discussion magazine; EU fashion trade show

| Mar 13, 2013

Online Japanese policy discussion magazine; EU fashion trade show

ANNOUNCEMENTS Japanese policy online The online interactive magazine Discuss Japan: Japan Foreign Policy Forum launched its Special Extensive Edition on March 11 to disseminate viewpoints and arguments relating to Japan's foreign policy under the new administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Amid the United States shifting its ...