Staff at Kyoshuen in Sosa, Chiba Prefecture, load a Podocarpus tree into a shipping container last November. (Michinori Ishidaira)
Bonsai, garden tree exports taking root in Europe, Asia
The Japanese garden aesthetic has long captivated the West. That interest now extends to all aspects of Japanese gardening, so much so that everything from tiny bonsai to 5-meter conifer trees are being shipped overseas.
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Toshima Ward Mayor Yukio Takano, front row center, poses with other cosplayers. (Photo provided by Toshima Ward)
Female otaku stake new anime 'holy ground' in Tokyo's Ikebukuro
With a growing number of Japanese subculture shops cropping up in the area, Tokyo's Ikebukuro district has emerged as something of a "holy land" for female "otaku" geeks, collectively known as "otome" (maiden).
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Rare exhibition to show hidden treasures of Kyoto temples, shrines
Naruto ((c) Masashi Kishimoto, Scott/ Shueisha)
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"The Last: Naruto the Movie," the latest animated feature film adaptation of the popular ninja manga series by Masashi Kishimoto, will be released in 20 major U.S. cities starting in late February.
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ANIME NEWS: 'Gundam: The Origin' series to premiere on Feb. 28
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Hisako Yamada, director of “Bokyo no Kane--Manmokaitakudan no Rakujitsu” (Kazuo Yamamoto)
Japanese children left in China after war inspire film about peace
Hisako Yamada was so shocked by the plight of Japanese children left behind in Manchuria in the aftermath of World War II that she produced a film to convey a message of peace.
Tezuka museum to screen new chapter of manga giant's 'The Legend...
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Spaghetti carbonara (Photo by Katsumi Oyama)
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If you feel like staying at home and eating in on a cold winter night, spaghetti carbonara is the perfect comfort food.
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