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Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Jan 27, 2019
Fashion ripples during the new year lull
As the end of the financial year draws to a close, now is the season when fashion companies restructure their retail portfolios, with shop closures making way for new shoots to pop up in the following months.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional voices: Chubu
Dec 17, 2018
Aichi temple priest leads double life as craftsman restoring clocks and record players
Saihoji Temple in Kota, Aichi Prefecture, is littered with handmade mechanical dolls, antique clocks and record players — presenting a unique sight for visitors.
Japan Times
Dec 12, 2018
Kanji of the year, meaning 'disaster,' symbolizes 2018 amid natural and human calamities
The kanji sai (災, disaster) was picked as the Chinese character best describing this year's social mood in Japan, amid a string of natural and man-made calamities, a Kyoto-based kanji promotion organization announced Wednesday.
Japan Times
Dec 1, 2018
Submitting to the masters on Onomichi's Path of Literature
The Onomichi Path of Literature is a short 1-kilometer walking trail that introduces the many famous literary masters associated with the Japan Heritage city.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 22, 2018
Camera-toting robots help find new tunnels at 3,000-year-old temple in Peruvian Andes
Small, camera-carrying robots helped archaeologists in Peru discover three new underground passageways holding ceramics, tools and human remains at the more than 3,000 year-old Chavin de Huantar temple in the Andes, Peru's culture ministry said.
Japan Times
Aug 5, 2018
Living the slow life can be a religious experience
CW. Nicol visits Zenryoji temple in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture for a Candle Night public event, led by chief priest Tomonobu Narita, for a slow-life-themed evening.
Japan Times
May 5, 2018
'Japanese Tales from Times Past': One thousand years later, the 'Konjaku' is still educating its readers
The 'Konjaku Monogatari' is one of Japan's oldest collection of stories. Many are supernatural folktales that warn against foxes and demons. All are meant to educate.
Japan Times
May 3, 2018
Temple visitors hospitalized in Kyoto after chemical smell emanates from near a toilet
More than 20 visitors at Nanzenji temple in Kyoto complained of throat and other pains Wednesday morning following the release of a strange chemical smell. Four people were hospitalized, but none sustained life-threatening injuries, local authorities said.
Japan Times
Apr 21, 2018
Naoyuki Kawahara: Helping Sudan heal with medicine and more
Naoyuki Kawahara quit his job as a medical attache for the Embassy of Japan in Sudan to set up a non-profit organization, Rociantes, and provide much-needed medical care in Sudan.
Japan Times
Apr 5, 2018
Kyoto turns to crowdfunding to maintain lesser known cultural assets
In an effort to get younger people more involved with preserving Kyoto's traditional culture, a local heritage association has begun a crowdfunding campaign that seeks small, individual donations for the repair of temples, shrines and cultural assets.
Japan Times
Feb 2, 2018
Jomanji Temple burns down in late-night blaze in Aichi
Jomanji Temple, a state-designated tangible cultural property in Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture, went up in flames late Thursday, bringing an end to a Buddhist structure that dated back to the Edo Period (1603-1868).
Japan Times
Jan 10, 2018
Zen and the art of documentary film
It's the second day of the new year and unseasonably warm outside Pole-Pole Higashi-Nakano, one of Tokyo's few remaining art-house theaters. Husband-and-wife filmmakers Werner Penzel and Ayako Mogi take a seat in the morning sun, taking off their coats while marveling at the weather.
Japan Times
Dec 18, 2017
Kanji meaning north picked to symbolize 2017
Where was the 'Kanji of the Year' announced?
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design
Dec 17, 2017
A modern answer to your home prayers
With its white latticed facade, shiny walls of glass and monochrome interior lighting, passers-by could be forgiven for assuming that Wakabayashi Butsugu is a fashion flagship or contemporary interiors store.
Japan Times
Dec 12, 2017
Kita, meaning north, named 2017 kanji of the year amid growing North Korea threat
The kanji kita (北, north) has been selected as the character best capturing the national mood this year in Japan amid the heightened nuclear and missile threat posed by North Korea, a Kyoto-based kanji promotion organization said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Nov 15, 2017
Tokyo campus tie-up between Temple Japan and Showa Women's University could offer model for the future
Showa Women's University and Temple University, Japan Campus have announced a unique site-sharing agreement that could offer a model to other Japanese schools.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 9, 2017
Graffiti found at Nagano's historic Zenkoji Temple
Police have launched an investigation into vandalism following the discovery of graffiti at Zenkoji Temple in the city of Nagano. Part of the temple is designated as a national treasure.
Japan Times
Sep 2, 2017
Emmert offers insight on NCAA
Mark Emmert, the National Collegiate Athletic Association president, supports Japan trying to establish its own college sports governing body.
Japan Times
Aug 20, 2017
Japanese dolls representing lost loved ones' marriage hopes find way to Aomori temple
Hundreds of Japanese parents grieving over the loss of their children have been finding solace in sending dolls in wedding attire to a temple in Aomori Prefecture for rare "marriage" rites for people who died single.
Japan Times
Jun 30, 2017
A visit to a preschool leads to lessons in noh and nothingness in Higashi-Gotanda
A gentleman I met at an educational conference invites me to tour the backstreets of Higashi-Gotanda, where he has opened a brand new preschool. Exiting A7 of the JR Yamanote Line's eponymous station in the early hours of a cool spring morning, I strike off northeast, along Sakurada-dori, more or less...


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