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Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Apr 8, 2014
Seiji Ozawa takes to the stage for Mozart opera
It is certainly good to see Maestro Seiji Ozawa back at the podium again.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: FASHION
Apr 7, 2014
Anrealage and Christian Dada round up Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tokyo
The Anrealage experiment continues Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tokyo wrapped up with some off-schedule shows at the end of March, which included popular local brand Anrealage.
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Apr 5, 2014
True colors
Middle-aged woman #1: I thought Winnie-the-Pooh was yellow?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Apr 4, 2014
Review: The Soldier's Tale at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall
Igor Stravinsky's "The Soldier's Tale" remains as thought-provoking a piece today as it was in 1918, when it was created just after World War I.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Apr 3, 2014
No tickets available? Find a Bob Dylan-related event to get your fix
Not every Bob Dylan fan in Japan is going to nab a ticket for the musician's many shows, but don't worry — Dylan fever can be sated in other ways.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Apr 2, 2014
'Collection of Museo Poldi Pezzoli: The Aristocratic Palace and its Beauty
Founded in Milan in 1881, the Poldi Pezzoli Museum houses the extensive collection of an aristocratic art collector. Nobleman Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli (1822-1879) devoted his life to decorating his home with artworks of the Renaissance, amassing around 3,000 pieces, including paintings by Botticelli,...
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 31, 2014
The world's poor have rights, too
A New York economics professor argues that the West's efforts to help the poor, or even to understand what holds them back, have been defeated by the failure to recognize them as individuals with rights.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Books / ESSENTIAL READING FOR JAPANOPHILES
Mar 29, 2014
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Haruki Murakami can be difficult to pigeonhole at the best of times but nothing can quite prepare the uninitiated for the ethereal themes that bubble beneath the surface of "Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 27, 2014
Man With A Mission and Buzz The Bears keep punk's spirit alive at Punkspring
It's not every day you get to exchange thoughts on punk rock with a talking wolf.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Mar 27, 2014
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes to show a feminine side at Punkspring
Punk rock's best-known cover band, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, will be previewing material from their upcoming "Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!" album at this weekend's Punkspring festival.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Mar 26, 2014
Chasing a Phantom of success
Based on "Le Fantôme de l'Opéra," a 1911 novel by the French author of detective fiction, Gaston Leroux, and transformed into a musical composed, co-written and produced by Englishman Andrew Lloyd Webber (now Baron Lloyd-Webber), "The Phantom of the Opera" was first produced in London in 1986 and went...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 23, 2014
Spelling ace Bostrom wins 2014 bee
Michaella Bostrom has been crowned winner of the 5th Japan Times Spelling Bee after besting 37 other students from around the country, booking a ticket to the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington on her third try.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 20, 2014
Lego builds the year's first true blockbuster
Film director Phil Lord has fond childhood memories of days spent playing with Lego's colorful plastic blocks. He says he would simply dump what he had on the floor and create a huge mess.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 20, 2014
When fictional bands move from screen to stage
"The Broken Circle Breakdown" is undoubtedly one of the best films you'll see this or any year — passionate, joyous and heartbreakingly sad — but it's also remarkable for being one of those rare music films where a fictional on-screen band goes on to actual off-screen fame.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 17, 2014
Japanese ex-dolphin hunter says slaughter is not centuries-old tradition
Dolphin activist and former Flipper trainer Ric O'Barry joins hands with his former rival, ex-dolphin hunter Izumi Ishii, as both dispute the government's stance that drive hunting is a national cultural practice spanning hundreds of years.
EDITORIALS
Mar 13, 2014
State secrets law fatally flawed
Japan should hold off on putting the state secrets law into effect until it addresses the need for an oversight mechanism for how secrets are designated as well as a means to protect whistleblowers.
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 4, 2014
APEC: Does what happens in China remain in China?
China may not kill its journalists, but imprisonment, explusions and visa delays vex foreign news organizations. As host of this year's APEC Forum, China has a chance to turn a page by allowing open coverage of events.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Feb 27, 2014
Smaug the dragon to get fans fired up for 'Hobbit' sequel
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JAPAN / Science & Health
Feb 25, 2014
Potential cure for multiple sclerosis to be tested
The National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry has developed a drug that it says might provide a cure to multiple sclerosis.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Feb 22, 2014
Joni Waka: 'Learn to be happy with only one rice ball'
I have never grown up and never hope to, as dreams and fantasies tend to wilt and die in the harsh reality of adults.

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