A miniature doll modeled after the famous papier-mache tiger at Chogosonshiji temple (Choi Chae-soo)
OMIYAGE FROM JAPAN: Papier-mache tiger from Nara brings good luck
Editor’s note: This series showcases “omiyage” (souvenirs) from around Japan. We introduce “must-buy” items available at prefecture-operated shops in Tokyo that promote local tourism products. The series appears on...
Traditional arts, local purveyors turn to anthropomorphic...
Tokyo One Piece Tower to feature pirate ship, casino house
Soccer great Nakata returns to help pitch app that recommends sake ...
The “Taizo-kai" mandala painting (Noboru Tomura)
'Mandala' Buddhist paintings rarely seen by public set to go on...
KYOTO--Two rarely shown painted “mandala” that depict the Buddhist universe will go on public display at Toji temple, a World Heritage site, on Oct. 31.
JR West to build maintenance depot for vintage steam locomotives
Osaka Castle theme park to offer feel of Edo Period
Kyoto holds millennium-old Kurama Fire Festival
Yoshihiro Tatsumi, left, and Eric Khoo (Sophie Knight)
ANIME NEWS: Eric Khoo selected to join Tokyo International Film...
Singaporean filmmaker Eric Khoo, best known for "Tatsumi," the critically acclaimed animated film about Japanese manga legend Yoshihiro Tatsumi, has joined the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival’s competition jury.
ANIME NEWS: Kyoto manga-anime fair sees record turnout
ANIME NEWS: 'Psycho-Pass' feature film adaptation to hit screens...
ANIME NEWS: ‘Evangelion 3.0+1.0’ next in line for animated...
Incumbent Futaba Mayor Shiro Izawa, center, opens the new Futaba Town Hall in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture. ((c)2014 Documentary Japan, Big River Films)
ONE TAKE ON JAPANESE CINEMA: Town once blessed by nuclear power...
Editor’s note: This is a column on Japanese movies written by New Zealander Don Brown, who is fluent in Japanese and has been making English subtitles for Japanese films. It will run on the second and fourth Fridays of the...
Sapporo airport to hold first international anime festival
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ONE TAKE ON JAPANESE CINEMA: Are workshops the savior of...
Stir-fried tofu and sautéed mushrooms (Photo by Katsumi Oyama)
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Stir-fried tempura tofu and sautéed...
Koji Sekiguchi, the proprietor of the “izakaya” (drinking establishment) Konchan in Tokyo’s Adachi Ward, introduces two dishes that will refresh the palate while eating and drinking.
JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Clear soup lightens fried yam food
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JAPANESE HOME COOKING: Easy squash croquette that requires no...

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