An island festival steeped in history

Our Lives | JAPAN LITE Aug 25, 2019

An island festival steeped in history

by Amy Chavez

In 1185, Japan's Taira (Heike) and Minamoto (Genpei) clans played out the final battle of the Genpei War, the result of which would have a profound effect on Japan ushering in its first shogun with Kamakura as the shogunate. In the latter part of the ...

Japan celebrates 30th anniversary of Seto-Ohashi Bridges

National Apr 8, 2018

Japan celebrates 30th anniversary of Seto-Ohashi Bridges

A ceremony was held Sunday to celebrate Tuesday's 30th anniversary of the Seto-Ohashi Bridges, a series of bridges connecting Kagawa and Okayama prefectures across the Seto Inland Sea. The Seto-Ohashi Bridges form one of the bridge routes linking the main islands of Honshu and Shikoku. One ...