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Women's health award; furthering medical study

National Apr 19, 2016

Women's health award; furthering medical study

Women's health award The Medtronic Women's Network Japan (MWNJ) received a women's health and work-life balance award on March 5 from the Women's Healthcare Awareness & Menopause Network Society (WHAM). Princess Nobuko, WHAM's honorary president, presented the award certificate to the MWNJ. In presenting the prize, WHAM ...

Invitation to free English <em>kogei</em> tour at Mitsukoshi

Business | NOTEBOOK Sep 15, 2015

Invitation to free English kogei tour at Mitsukoshi

Free gallery tours in English will be held at the Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi Main Store to provide non-Japanese with the opportunity to learn about Japanese kogei traditional crafts on Sept. 19 and 20, starting at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. The tours are part of the ...

Editorials Jun 20, 2015

Tokyo — world's most livable city?

Tokyo has a lot going for it, but saying it's the world's most livable city risks ignoring a multitude of problems, many of which stem from the city's overwhelming size.

Business | NOTEBOOK Jan 13, 2015

Nuclear-free world; train experience for kids; scream your love

SEMINARS 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 ...

Business | NOTEBOOK Dec 16, 2014

Meat treat for New Year's; friendship fun run

SEASONAL Meat treat for New Year Kakiyasu Honten Co., a Japan-based company engaged in the manufacture and sale of fresh meat and processed meat products, has launched a series of meat "osechi" this month. Osechi are traditional Japanese New Year's food items packed in special boxes. Kakiyasu ...

Business | NOTEBOOK Nov 18, 2014

Boosting MBA programs; support for Palestinians; off to the races

Competitions Boosting MBA programs The second Japan MBA Case Competition (JMBACC) will be held Nov. 30 at Aoyama Gakuin in Shibuya, Tokyo. The current champion, McGill University, will defend its title against nine Japan-based schools and two Asia-based schools, to compete for the JMBACC trophy. During the event, ...

Shochiku, OKWave launch community site for kabuki lovers

Business | NOTEBOOK Nov 4, 2014

Shochiku, OKWave launch community site for kabuki lovers

New network Welcoming kabuki lovers Shochiku Co. Ltd. has created a multilingual social community on OKWave Thank You for kabuki fans around the world as part of its efforts to expand its services to foreigners. The community site of Ginza Kabukiza, launched Oct. 24, allows users to ...

IIJ releases prepaid SIM card for visitors

Business | NOTEBOOK Oct 21, 2014

IIJ releases prepaid SIM card for visitors

SIM card for visitors Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) has released "Japan Travel SIM powered by IIJmio," a 2 GB prepaid SIM card package for visitors to Japan, allowing them to make inexpensive domestic and international calls using the Brastel IP phone service. Available in English, ...