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Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Jan 30, 2011
Art at your fingertips
One Sunday morning in late November, a throng of people, mostly women in their 20s and 30s, made long lines to get into a convention hall at Tokyo Big Sight in Koto Ward. Many others were sitting on benches outside the hall, opening suitcases at their feet and examining tiny bottles, cotton swabs and whatever else they would need in their upcoming competitions.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Jan 30, 2011
What drew you to Expo?
To find out what pointed people in the direction of Tokyo Nail Expo — and if they could put their finger on what nail art meant to them — we roamed Tokyo Big Sight in search of willing interviewees. The following people kindly offered their views.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Dec 2, 2010
Deck the halls with bottles of plastic . . .
'Tis the season for grand Christmas displays in Japan, but this year Takashimaya department stores does it will style, thrift and eco-consciousness.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Oct 13, 2010
Today's menu: frisky fun rolled in novelty
What will it be today? Granny maids, female sushi chefs or imported Hooters?
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Aug 21, 2010
Japan by the numbers (08.21.10)
Surveys say keitai owners aren't as sharp as their smartphones, and the sun is to be feared.
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Aug 11, 2010
Toy cameras use digital to keep it analog
Hot on the heels of the toy camera trend comes the toy digital-camera, trying to keep in analog.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
May 28, 2010
Takashi Murakami sets up shop in otaku heaven
Pop artist Takashi Murakami opens a gallery ... not in Aoyama or Daikanyama .. but in an otaku mecca: Nakano Broadway.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Mar 25, 2010
Roppongi Hills back on top
Roppongi Hills was hit hard by the global credit crunch but things might be looking up again for the Tokyo landmark.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art / INSIDE ART
Mar 19, 2010
Curator Shihoko Iida reveals lessons learned from stint at foreign museum
Japan's art world is occasionally compared to the Galapagos Islands — and not just because it is inhabited by some curious creatures; sorry, I mean artists.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 12, 2010
Cyber Arts Japan: As interactive as they want to be
"What are silk screen prints doing in a show of media art?"
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Feb 12, 2010
The magical mystery tour of 'media artist' Yuri Suzuki
The youngest artist showing at "Cyber Arts Japan," 29-year-old Yuri Suzuki, is among the generation that grew up immersed in the culture that informs so much of new media art today. He has received honorable mentions in Ars Electronica's interactive art division for two pieces — "Prepared Turntable" (2008) and "Sound Chaser" (2008).
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Dec 4, 2009
The Complaints Choir: Denounce to the Music
Mad as hell and not going to take it any more? Let a choir lift your complaint to the heavens.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Dec 3, 2009
'Prototype' documents the birth of designers' ideas
The creative process is on display at the Prototype exhibition, which showcases the works of Japanese architects and designers.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Nov 23, 2009
Motherload of inventions at Make: Tokyo
The 4th Make: Tokyo meeting displays work ranging from the ingenious to the just plain silly, with all shades between.
Reader Mail
Nov 15, 2009
Christian principles abandoned
Democratic Party of Japan secretary general Ichiro Ozawa's comments about Christianity are based on a common impression of those who neither know nor understand the essence of Christianity. The West is "stuck in a dead end" precisely because it does not live according to the Christian principles upon which it was founded. Look at Europe now, progressive but caving in to moral decadence. I admire the Japanese people for the human virtues they live so well. If these virtues were based on a solid and authentic spiritual foundation like Christianity, I believe Japan would be a far more powerful nation. ramon antonio
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Nov 12, 2009
Maywa Denki's Otamatone wiggles off the shelves
Harmonizing music, art and nonsense, the brilliant minds behind Maywa Denki release their Otamatone into the wild.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Oct 31, 2009
Kidrobots on the block at Tokyo Designers Week
For Tokyo Designers Week, customized Kidrobot figurines go up for auction, with proceeds going to CARE.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Oct 30, 2009
An artsy Octoberfest weekend in Tokyo
This may be Tokyo Design Week, but there are a number of interesting art events worth your time as well.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Oct 26, 2009
Moving portraiture by Julian Opie
If you see the influence of Japanese art, both traditional and contemporary, in the work of Julian Opie, showing at Scai Bathhouse till Nov. 14, you've got a good eye.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Oct 15, 2009
The fruits of sharing a love of art
Tokyo Art Beat set their data free and something wonderful returned, in the form of an iPhone-app guide to the city's museums and galleries.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on