April 28, 2017

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  • 蓮月Rengetsu

    Rengetsu (蓮月) is a 90 year old wooden house in Ikegami and since 2015, has been used as a cafe. 蓮 means lotus and 月 means moon as you can see in their symbol. The…

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  • TeamLab Crystal Fireworks

    Crystal fireworks is an event by teamLab which features digital fireworks against a backdrop of crystal-like beads. For you to participate, you must have a smartphone. You stand in front of the hanging beads and…

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  • Osaka to Bid for World Expo 2025

    Following the cabinet approval passed on April 11th, 2017 that allows for Osaka’s bid in the World Expo 2025, governor Ichiro Matsui held a press conference at Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan on April 14th.…

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  • Two Roles That Politics Should Play

    Bunta Sugawara was a prominent actor and he appeared in many movies since his debut in 1956. He passed away on the 28th of November in 2014 due to cancer. A lot of his fans…

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  • Burasagari

    Burasagari is a slang word commonly used by Japanese correspondents. It means a quick interview on MPs who are moving from one chamber to another in parliament, done by correspondents with IC recorders and memo…

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  • Mao Asada Announces Her Retirement

    On April 10th a figure ice skater, Mao Asada, announced that she will end her career as a figure skater on her homepage. On April 12th she held a press conference in Tokyo and talked…

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