Tag - red



Japan Times
Aug 1, 2013
Red pandas thriving at Nagano Chausuyama Zoo
Ko Tanaka likes to answer questions from children about the nearly 20 red pandas he helps look after at Nagano Chausuyama Zoo.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2013
Mitsui earns trip to streetball finals at Alcatraz Island
Hideki Mitsui is headed to one of the world's most famous prisons, where the "Tokyo No. 1 Boss Dog" will try his hand at ruling the yard.
Japan Times
Jun 20, 2013
Producer Yosi Horikawa goes all natural on 'Vapor'
Yosi Horikawa's beats burble, hiss, slosh and gurgle. On his debut full-length, "Vapor," the 34-year-old producer may wield some identifiably hip-hop rhythms, but they're tangled in a rich, intricately detailed tapestry of field recordings, sampled percussion, snatches of tribal chants and warm, guileless...
Japan Times
May 2, 2013
Back to school for two Tokyo DJs
Whether it's an annual soapbox derby or sending a man to the edge of space just because they can, energy-drink manufacturers Red Bull have never been afraid to throw their cash at projects that range from the sublime to the ridiculous. Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) — the brand's foray into the world...
Japan Times
Apr 4, 2013
Sonar festival sounds out Japanese hopefuls
For two decades, it's entertained, educated and — on more than a few occasions — polarized electronic music fans. As Barcelona's Sonar festival enters its 20th year, it's still as contrary as when it first started: an event with equal space in its heart for abstract electronica and the Pet...
Japan Times
Feb 2, 2013
Ministry officially classifies Japanese eel as species at risk of extinction
The Environment Ministry on Friday designated the Japanese eel as a species at risk of extinction on its red list of endangered freshwater and brackish water fish, although the move is not legally binding.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art / Japan Pulse
Oct 29, 2012
Today's J-Blip: Red Bull Curates Canvas Cooler Project
Red Bull, patron of freefalling and freestyling in various forms, invites Japan-based artists to get creative with its drink coolers.
Japan Times
Aug 15, 2012
Vitamin drinks demonstrate their stamina in the market
Stamina drinks are more popular than ever in Japan.
Reader Mail
Dec 18, 2011
Shame on the whale killers
Regarding David McNeill's Dec. 11 article, "Tohoku ¥ for whales?": I was in tears for the Japanese tsunami victims, and I donated a large amount of money that I could not really afford because their suffering was unbearable.
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Oct 12, 2009
Running with the Red Bulls in Odaiba
At Japan's first Red Bull Box Cart Race, it was more about unfettered creativity than pure speed.
Jul 27, 2009
Threats against Iran feed off modern myths
NEW YORK — Several myths regarding Iran stand in the way of the United States and other nations reaching a peaceful relationship with that country. Much of the concern that Iran may attack Israel, if Iran successfully develops nuclear weapons, rests on the statement by Iranian President Mahmoud...
Jul 6, 2009
Price of centralized power
MOSCOW — The emergence of a Kremlin leader, President Dmitry Medvedev, without a KGB background, combined with the economic crisis, has inspired talk that when Barack Obama visits Moscow this week, America's president will be seeing a country on the verge of a new political thaw, a revived perestroika....
Jun 9, 2009
Who's who in resetting U.S.-Russia relations
MOSCOW — Germany's ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is a legend in Russia. He serves Gazprom's interests for a measly couple of million euros a year, sits in on sessions of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and writes books about his staunch friendship with "Genosse Wladimir," who, in the not-so-distant...
Reader Mail
Jun 26, 2008
A name for indentured servitude
Why are letters like Brian Clacey's on June 22, "Give guest workers a set contract," even published? Xenophobe Clacey does not live in Japan and his ideas are appallingly ignorant and selfish. Why not just call "fixed contracts" indentured servitude coupled with expulsion — should the foreign worker...
Reader Mail
Apr 13, 2008
Critical issue is free speech
The author of the letter "Better to stay home than dis the flag" obviously does not understand the foremost point of the protest by teachers in Tokyo and the rest of Japan.
Aug 1, 2001
A samurai flick for the MTV generation
Red Shadow Aka Kage Rating: * * 1/2 Director: Hiroyuki Nakano Running time: 108 minutes Language: JapaneseOpens Aug. 11 at Marunouchi Toei and other theaters Silent-era samurai movies fulfilled the same function as the westerns of W.S. Hart and Tom Mix: They entertained the common herd, particularly...


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