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Japan Times
May 29, 2023
Tokyo court upholds dismissal of worker at Diamond Princess operator
The former employee of Carnival Japan claimed that the company had not made sufficient efforts to avoid the dismissal of workers, including through using government subsidies.
Japan Times
Jan 14, 2021
Coronavirus rains on Tokyo's samba parade
Having canceled 2020's Asakusa Samba Carnival due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers have now scrapped the 2021 iteration, more than six months before it was due to be held.
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2020
The world’s cruise ships can’t sail. Now, what to do with them?
Hundreds of people lined the banks of Glasgow’s River Clyde a few weeks ago for the rare sight of a small, high-end cruise ship sailing upriver — practically into the heart of the city. The Azamara Journey thrilled socially distanced onlookers by blasting its horn, typically a heralding of lively...
Japan Times
Feb 23, 2020
Brazil's Carnival kicks off with political divisions front and center
Brazil's famed Carnival kicked off in earnest on Saturday as millions of scantily clad revelers poured into the streets, many of whom took the opportunity to parody or otherwise comment on the nation's deeply polarized political climate.
Japan Times
Aug 27, 2018
Notting Hill Carnival crowds defy London rain for annual revelry
London's famous Notting Hill Carnival transformed the streets into a sea of color and sound on Sunday as revelers joined one of Europe's largest open-air parties in their thousands despite heavy rain in the British capital.
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WORLD / Politics
Feb 12, 2018
Portuguese carnival revelers take pot shots at Putin, Kim and Trump
Portuguese revelers portray Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as sharks, in a yearly carnival famed for its political satire.
Japan Times
Feb 26, 2017
Oldest Rio party kicks off as Carnival hits full stride in Brazil
Rio de Janeiro's famed Carnival bacchanalia hit full stride on Saturday as hundreds of thousands roared into the streets for one of the city's oldest and by far its biggest "bloco" street party, the Bola Preta.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 12, 2016
Japanese musician who frequented Caribbean Carnival found strangled in Trinidad
A Japanese woman who regularly visited Trinidad for Carnival and played in a steel band has been found strangled, the coroner's office said Thursday.
Japan Times
Jul 8, 2015
Carnival gets U.S. nod to start running themed cruises to Cuba starting next May
Carnival Corp. has won U.S. approval to operate cruises to Cuba and plans to start taking travelers there in May, joining a growing list of maritime companies hoping to profit from a thaw in relations between Washington and Havana.
Japan Times
Feb 18, 2015
Brazilians compete for kissing crown at Rio's Carnival
Wagner de Aguiar is acting like a big baby, but the women do not seem to mind.
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Events / Events In Tokyo
Apr 10, 2014
This weekend, every dog can have its day
Throughout history, dogs have played a key role in humans' lives. In ancient times, some civilizations saw them as being linked to gods, others believed they could prevent death, and some saw their company as helpful in curing illnesses.
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Events / Events In Tokyo
Aug 29, 2013
Asakusa gets ready to party Brazilian style
Tokyo's Asakusa neighborhood is one of the capital's top tourist destinations. Sensoji Temple and the shopping arcade nearby offer visitors a glimpse into traditional Japan. This coming weekend, though, the area will be full of Brazilian energy and the passionate rhythm and music of samba.
Events / Events In Tokyo
Apr 19, 2013
School's family festival promises to be a multicultural smorgasbord
People from all around the world flock to Tokyo looking for excitement. As a result, Tokyo is home to many ethnicities and walks of life. Celebrate that diversity on April 20 at the International School of the Sacred Heart's Family Festival.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals