• 世界の報道の自由の日に合わせて日本の報道の自由に貢献した方々・報道機関を褒めよう!推薦してください。

    日本の報道の自由を守ろう!報道推進賞に記者等をノミネート。23日が締め切り!

    日本外国特派員協会は第1回報道の自由推進賞を新設に向けて小さな一歩を踏み出した。賞は5月3日(世界報道の自由の日)に発表される。調査報道に与えられる特別賞や、報道の自由に貢献したジャーナリスト以外の人に与えられる賞がある。

  • Cherry blossom tree next to a pond at Koishikawa Korakuen

    Cherry Blossom Sale In Tokyo! Last chance to 花見!

    As eerie as the location sounds, Aoyama Cemetery is far from spooky with hundreds of trees that bloom each spring. The cemetery also contains the graves of several notables including Toshimichi Okubo, one of the founders of modern Japan; Henry Spencer Palmer, the Times’ first correspondent for Japan; and the owner of Hachiko. Yes, Hachiko, the famous dog whose statue serves as a popular meeting place in front of Shibuya station. For history buffs or for someone who wants something different from the same old picnic in a normal park, Aoyama Cemetery is the place to be.

  • Since the Taisho era, the staple of Japanese fashion, the kimono, has been rethought. Here are some of the coolest new versions around.

    The Cherry Blossoms are coming. Time to Go Out On the Town In A Modern Kimono!

    The kimono is a wonderful piece of Japanese fashion and tradition that has changed and evolved in recent years in a delightful way. This is a great introduction to the modern kimono. Later, we’ll post some good places to go kimono shopping.

  • Getting down from the pole is easy. Getting to the top--hard work.

    Make It A Swinging Sunday Night: Pole Dance Tokyo Student Showcase

    Pole Dance. It started as something sexy, turned into an art-form, a fitness boom, and it’s still as sexy as hell. From the people who made Pole Dance an International Event. I saw a sneak preview in January—was impressed. Worth the price of admission and maybe worth the price of lessons if you have the time and stamina.

  • Akasaka Police holding down the 29 year old English teacher who had been reportedly acting wildly in Akasaka. He had a heart attack on the scene and was taken to a hospital after ambulances arrived.

    US citizen dies after being taken in to protective custody in February/赤坂警察署の説明が正しい模様

    On February 2nd, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Agency announced the death of an American national who allegedly went on a rampage in the street of Akasaka,  was taken into protective custody and then was carried to a hospital, where he died. According reports in the Japanese press, the Akasaka Police Station, said the autopsy on the dead body did not reveal the cause of his death.

世界の報道の自由の日に合わせて日本の報道の自由に貢献した方々・報道機関を褒めよう!推薦してください。

日本の報道の自由を守ろう!報道推進賞に記者等をノミネート。23日が締め切り!

日本外国特派員協会は第1回報道の自由推進賞を新設に向けて小さな一歩を踏み出した。賞は5月3日(世界報道の自由の日)に発表される。調査報道に与えられる特別賞や、報道の自由に貢献したジャーナリスト以外の人に与えられる賞がある。

Cherry blossom tree next to a pond at Koishikawa Korakuen

Cherry Blossom Sale In Tokyo! Last chance to 花見!

As eerie as the location sounds, Aoyama Cemetery is far from spooky with hundreds of trees that bloom each spring. The cemetery also contains the graves of several notables including Toshimichi Okubo, one of the founders of modern Japan; Henry Spencer Palmer, the Times’ first correspondent for Japan; and the owner of Hachiko. Yes, Hachiko, the famous dog whose statue serves as a popular meeting place in front of Shibuya station. For history buffs or for someone who wants something different from the same old picnic in a normal park, Aoyama Cemetery is the place to be.

Since the Taisho era, the staple of Japanese fashion, the kimono, has been rethought. Here are some of the coolest new versions around.

The Cherry Blossoms are coming. Time to Go Out On the Town In A Modern Kimono!

The kimono is a wonderful piece of Japanese fashion and tradition that has changed and evolved in recent years in a delightful way. This is a great introduction to the modern kimono. Later, we’ll post some good places to go kimono shopping.