All posts tagged "Events"

  • Elba Ramalho performs for Tokyo at the Brazilian Festival

    Dubbed as “The Queen of Forró,” (a music genre unique to Northeastern Brazil),  Elba performs live at the Brazilian Festival in Yoyogi Park sponsored by the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Japan on July 15 and 16....

    • Posted July 4, 2017
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  • The outdoor beckons. North Face takes kids trekking in Hokkaido

    When purveyor of American outdoor products, North Face, started the ‘North Face Kids Nature School’ in 2014, it had one purpose – to  nurture a love of nature in children and help them explore the local environment....

    • Posted June 13, 2017
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  • Exciting events happening in Yokohama

    DRAGON BOAT RACE 4,000 boat racers from 200 teams around the world compete in the exciting Dragon Boat Race (boats shaped like dragons) at the Yamashita Park Seaborne Area.  Each boat has a team of 15 –...

    • Posted May 28, 2017
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  • The Salesman

    Two-time Oscar-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) returns with another mature familial drama; though it doesn’t quite rank with his best, it may still satisfy savvy viewers. Winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Foreign...

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • RICHARD THE STORK

    A team of storks adopt Richard, an orphaned sparrow. When it was time for them to migrate south for the winter, Richard, despite being a non-migrating bird, tried to join the pack if only to be with...

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • Logan 2017

    Your kids probably really want to see Logan, and who can blame them? It looks awesome, and it is awesome. But it’s also awesomely violent. They really luxuriate in their R-rating here, allowing Hugh Jackman’s title character...

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • The Light Between Oceans

    Grief is palpable in this beautiful, heartbreaking drama, intensified by Fassbender, Vikander, and Weisz’ excellent performances. The cinematography is exquisite — the landscape is a match to the epic story of pain and distance that The Light Between Oceans tells....

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • HAROLD AND LILLIAN: A HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY

    It is a very charming documentary film with a positive tone, the kind that makes you leave the theater with a smile on your face. The film is about a showbiz couple in a 60-year marriage loving...

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • WHAT A WONDERFUL FAMILY 2 (KAZOKU WA TSURAI YO)

    Sarcastically titled “Kazoku wa Tsurai Yo” which literally means “Family sucks” in English, is a dramedy film about Mr. and Mrs. Hirata, a matured Japanese couple who, after going through the highs and lows of their marriage,...

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • Nikuon June 3 & 4

    In the 1930s, a typical Japanese person ate just 0.1 ounce of meat per day compared to 4.7 ounces today. Beef consumption in Tokyo alone shot up more than thirteen times over the years. Thanks to the...

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • Curry Festival 2017 at Yokosuka, June 3 & 4

    The eating and drinking season is upon us.  The smell of complex spices is blowing in the wind, the crowds come out in full force and Tokyo reminds us why we are lucky living in the city...

    • Posted May 21, 2017
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  • Stop by for beer and German sausages at Hibiya Park Oktoberfest 2017 (June 2-11)

    The annual beer-drinking Bavarian celebration returns to Hibiya Park for 11 outdoor drinking days from June 2 until 11 even surpassing  the very first Oktoberfest in 1810 held over for 5 days. Japan didn’t have Oktoberfest until...

    • Posted May 20, 2017
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  • Japan’s next generation bicycle tires don’t need air

    When conventional tires’ pressure drop after about a certain distance travelled, it is normal for bikes to become sluggish and less responsive. The good news is with Bridgestone Cycle’s next generation ‘air-free’ nirinsha, (Japanese word for two-wheelers) ...

    • Posted May 16, 2017
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  • Say Mother’s Day with a European style floral arrangement

    May 14 is Mother’s Day.  What better way to say your appreciation and love for all the great things she’s been doing for the family than these mom-approved floral arrangements.  Order online and get them delivered. I...

    • Posted May 11, 2017
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  • Award-winning short film ‘The Sad Monk’ in theatres

    The Sad Monk, directed by Diana Frankovic (Berlin, Germany) is a short film about a Tibetan buddhist monk grappling with existential anxiety. His insights challenge a universal human foible: the obsessive pursuit of happiness. The Sad Monk...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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  • Tokyo U-14 International Youth Football Tournament 2017

    Specially selected teams of young football players from 12 cities get together for the 2017 Tokyo U-14 International Youth Football Tournament. Selected teams from Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima and Ibaraki will play opposite entry teams from abroad such...

    • Posted May 2, 2017
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  • Picnic Cafe Wangan Zoo Adventure

    Not yet ready for a real zoo experience?  The newly opened PICNIC CAFE WANGAN ZOO ADVENTURE, a play and picnic space just a few  mins.’ walk from the Kachidoki station, offers a fun alternative. Inside are statues...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Beauty and the Beast 2017

    Belle-obsessed fans young and old will love this Disney film. One of the best films in the animated Disney canon. Belle broke the traditional princess mold and is a great role model for kids, particularly girls. She’s...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Food delivery at hanami spots

    The season of Japan’s pink petals is upon us. Thanks to the unfailing accuracy of the Japan Weather Association. Everyone who’s been here long enough know the annual drill. Dust off the blue sheets, take out the...

    • Posted April 4, 2017
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  • Fun events at Huis Ten Bosch This Spring!

    Spring is just around the corner. If you’re planning a vacation escape to see the breathtaking tulip fields in Europe but don’t want to make the long trip, a “slice of Holland” does indeed exist in Japan,...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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