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5 hrs ago | CNN

Hanagasa Junko Parade, Gion Matsuri, 2014 in Kyoto.

The Hanagasa JunkA Parade took place today on the 24th of July, 2014. It was the first time for this "Flower Umbrella" parade to take part in the Gion Matsuri.

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11 hrs ago | The Japan Times

Mitani brings new life to a love-suicide

If there's one thing I never expected to see in a bunraku play, it was a disco ball.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Winnipeg Free Press

Japanese man sentenced to 3 months for flight attendant assault en route to Hawaii honeymoon

A Japanese man received a three-month sentence Tuesday for a drunken altercation with flight attendants during a trip to Hawaii for his honeymoon.

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Switched

Stunning Auction Highlights The New Faces Of Middle Eastern Art

Ahead of Sotheby's landmark auction in Doha, Qatar this October, the auction house is exhibiting highlights at its New Bond Street galleries in London.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Japanese photographer captures Vietnam's mood about island dispute

Murayama Yasufumi introduces a photo at his exhibition in HCMC. The photo shows a fisherman sailing his boat to the sea off the Paracels on June 30 as he always had despite a risk of being attacked by Chinese ships.

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Hypebeast.com

Inside Leica's Kyoto Store

Iconic camera maker Leica hit the web a few weeks ago to offer a glimpse into the conceptual design behind its Kyoto flagship store located on Hanamikoji street in the Gion district.

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South China Morning Post

Lessons from Kyoto on preserving Hong Kong's architectural heritage

As Hong Kong seeks input on how to protect its heritage, the Japanese city's strict building codes and preservationist mindset may be a model Walking through the streets of Kyoto today, you can still get a taste of the Japanese capital of Heian-kyo built 1,220 years ago.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Japan Times

Self-defense less collective at local level

After the Shiga gubernatorial election earlier this month, in which Taizo Mikazuki, the hand-picked successor to former Gov. Yukiko Kada, defeated the ruling coalition's candidate, certain media agencies and pundits suggested that collective self-defense had no impact on the race.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Grub Street

Extremely Rare Japanese Dessert Coming to Kajitsu for Four Days Only

As we've already mentioned, this is the height of cold-noodle season , and connoisseurs might want to stick around town this steamy weekend to experience perhaps the rarest variety: kuzukiri, the chilled noodle dessert made from kudzu and water and served with black sugar syrup.

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Autoblog

Official: Tommykaira ZZ ready for a customizable EV closeup

Tesla Roadster ? What Tesla Roadster? Japanese automaker GLM and Japan racing-car maker Tommykaira are putting the finishing touches on one very cool electric roadster.

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Kyoto team develops new cathode material for high-energy-density rechargeable magnesium batteries

Charge-discharge profiles of ion-exchanged MgFeSiO4. Three-electrode cells using Mg metal counter electrode and silver reference electrode were used.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Kyoto Shimbun News

Chigo Performs "Shimenawa-giri" Splendidly

In the midsummer sunlight, spectators' eyes filled with keen interest focused on the hands of the "Chigo," or sacred child.

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The Kyoto Shimbun News

Float Procession in the "Saki-matsuri" of Gion Festival

The float procession of the "Saki-matsuri," or former festival, of the Gion Festival, one of Japan's three major festivals, paraded through Nakagyo and Shimogyo Wards, Kyoto, on July 17. As the procession was divided into two days this year due to the revival of the "Ato-matsuri," or latter festival, after a 49-year interval, 23 of the total 33 ... (more)

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The Kyoto Shimbun News

100-yen Breakfast Becoming Widespread

A movement to start"100-yen breakfast" to encourage students to have breakfast is spreading at universities in Kyoto and Shiga Prefectures.

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Patch.com

NK Teacher Tours Japan, Tastes Culture, Meets Atomic Bomb Survivor, Sees Fukushima

Sandra Makielski, a seventh grade social studies teacher at Davisville Middle School, might be feeling some jet lag but it was worth it.

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Keystonepolitics.com

PA Legislators Accept Free Vacations with Ethics Committee Approval

Over the weekend, the AP released a report detailing privately funded trips which were taken by members of the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation on the dime of special interests groups.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

PetsLady.com

'Monster' Terrifies People In Kyoto, Japan

Japan is a nation that has had more than its share of monsters -- well, in the movies anyway.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Kotaku

Oh Hey, It's Inflatable Pikachu Vagina

Ages ago, a particular Pikachu bouncy house was noticed in Japan. The entrance looked like, for lack of a better word, a Pikachu vagina.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

CNN

Gion Matsuri in Kyoto 2014: Saki-Matsuri (a

Last Thursday, July 17th, I braced the summer heat, got up early and was hoping for a good spot to witness the Saki-Matsuri.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Japan Times

The man who lives for the art of dying

Interviewing Seizo Fukumoto, the star of Ken Ochiai's backstage drama "Uzumasa Limelight," I wished I had brought a video camera, instead of my voice recorder and notepad.

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