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11 hrs ago | The Telegraph

A jaunt to the East

The prime minister had a good time in Japan. Kyoto is one of its most beautiful cities.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Hindustan Times

History meets modernity Varanasi awaits a grand makeover

Varanasi may get a complete makeover as the Union government looks at a detailed plan to develop the Prime Minister's constituency into a 'smart city'. The Union urban development ministry has drawn up a blueprint for a slew of projects - comprising town planning, civic and transportation - to reshape the temple town significantly.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Japan Times

Mayor of Kyoto has big plans for tourism

For Kyoto to continue growing as a tourism-oriented city, it must take steps that combine landscape planning with services, the mayor says. Fortunately, many aspects of Japanese culture that originated in Kyoto have gained international recognition in the past 20 years, even as the economy stagnated, Daisaku Kadokawa said in a recent interview with The Japan Times during a visit to Tokyo.

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Global Voices Online

A Group of University Students in Kyoto Want Japan, China and Korea to Just Be 'Happy'

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone. Taking inspiration from American singer Pharrell Williams' "Happy" video, a group of university students in Kyoto, Japan are reaching out to the youth in China and Korea with a message of peace and friendship, something that the governments of the three nations have been struggling to achieve.

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The Japan Times

Japanese whiskey makers in high spirits as accolades roll in

When his family business was closing after nearly four centuries of making sake and other spirits, Ichiro Akuto swooped in to rescue the doomed distillery's whiskey stock and then struck out on his own. A little over a decade later, the 10-person operation is on a roll with its Ichiro's Malt scooping up praise from a rapidly growing fan base in Japan and overseas.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Japan Times

Mayor of Kyoto has big plans for tourism

For Kyoto to continue growing as a tourism-oriented city, it must take steps that combine landscape planning with services, the mayor says. Fortunately, many aspects of Japanese culture that originated in Kyoto have gained international recognition in the past 20 years, even as the economy stagnated, Daisaku Kadokawa said in a recent interview with The Japan Times during a visit to Tokyo.

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Global Voices Online

A Group of University Students in Kyoto Want Japan, China and Korea to Just Be 'Happy'

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone. Taking inspiration from American singer Pharrell Williams' "Happy" video, a group of university students in Kyoto, Japan are reaching out to the youth in China and Korea with a message of peace and friendship, something that the governments of the three nations have been struggling to achieve.

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Mydigitalfc.com

Diplomatic Enclave : 1 India 1 china 1 asia

Chinese president Xi Jinping will arrive in India in the warm afterglow of two highly successful exchanges: prime minister Narendra Modi's trip to Japan and Australian prime minister Tony Abbott's visit to New Delhi. There is also the imminent possibility of reinvigorating Indo-US ties with Modi's scheduled meeting with president Barack Obama later this month.

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Suria

Japanese whisky makers in high spirits...

When his family business was closing after nearly four centuries of making sake and other spirits, Ichiro Akuto swooped to rescue the doomed distillery's whisky stock and went out on his own. Casks of whisky at a storehouse of Suntory Liquors' Hakushu distillery in Hokuto City, Yamanashi prefecture on May 13, 2014 - by Kazuhiro Nogi A little over a decade later, the 10-person operation is on a roll with its Ichiro's Malt scooping up praise from a rapidly growing fan base in Japan and overseas.

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Eurogamer

The Untold History of Japanese Game Developers DVD review

John Szczepaniak, a man with the surname equivalent of a Rubik's cube, is a contributor to print publication Retro Gamer and game industry website Gamasutra. As a journalist with a like-minded affinity for gaming's historical pathways, his recently successful Kickstarter bid to unearth the secrets of Japan's game development past is a project after my own heart.

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Suria

Japanese whisky makers in high spirits...

When his family business was closing after nearly four centuries of making sake and other spirits, Ichiro Akuto swooped to rescue the doomed distillery's whisky stock and went out on his own. Casks of whisky at a storehouse of Suntory Liquors' Hakushu distillery in Hokuto City, Yamanashi prefecture on May 13, 2014 - by Kazuhiro Nogi A little over a decade later, the 10-person operation is on a roll with its Ichiro's Malt scooping up praise from a rapidly growing fan base in Japan and overseas.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Hispanic Business

Kyoto exhibition to fete 150th anniversary of Japan-Swiss ties

Sakyo Ward is located on the former residence called Hakusasonso of Japanese painter Kansetsu Hashimoto and the new museum will house Japanese painting and a collection of antiques. The exhibition through will showcase a collection of 30 paintings from Spicher's "Blossom" series which reflects his conceptual framework called "spiritual minimalism."

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The Telegraph

Miracle men

Building on his personal chemistry with his Japanese counterpart, the prime minister, Narendra Modi, reached out to Japan in an unprecedented manner. Modi entertained his host country by displaying his skills as a drummer; he charmed the students by playing the flute and sharing Indian mythological stories during his visit to an elementary school; he expressed his gratitude to Japan for its 'trust' in India; he gifted a copy of the Bhagavad Gita to the Japanese emperor, underlining that he had 'nothing more valuable to give and the world has nothing more valuable to get'; chided China that 'those with 18th-century ideas, [who] engage in encroachments and enter the seas' of others.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Telegraph

Miracle men

Building on his personal chemistry with his Japanese counterpart, the prime minister, Narendra Modi, reached out to Japan in an unprecedented manner. Modi entertained his host country by displaying his skills as a drummer; he charmed the students by playing the flute and sharing Indian mythological stories during his visit to an elementary school; he expressed his gratitude to Japan for its 'trust' in India; he gifted a copy of the Bhagavad Gita to the Japanese emperor, underlining that he had 'nothing more valuable to give and the world has nothing more valuable to get'; chided China that 'those with 18th-century ideas, [who] engage in encroachments and enter the seas' of others.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Washington Square News

Pamella Roland Spring/Summer 2015

Led by the dramatic bang of a gong, the first model in a creme satin dress entered the runway between cherry blossom screens for Pamella Roland's Spring/Summer 2015 collection. The entire collection, inspired by the Gardens of Kyoto and Roland's travels to Japan, captured the mood in elegant pastel-colored satin dresses.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Official history of Hirohito dodges controversies

In this Dec. 9, 1947 file photo, Emperor Hirohito visits the Catholic Orphanage in Hiroshima, western Japan, which cares for children who are left homeless and parentless after World War II. Japan's longest-serving emperor has received one of the longest-ever official histories, but despite being 24 years in the making and 12,000 pages long, scholars and journalists say the annals of the former emperor are still incomplete.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

Wall Street Journal

India's Modi Embraces Japan While Still Holding...

India and Japan are both embroiled in territorial disputes with China. Both view the growing economic and military heft of their neighbor with apprehension.

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The Japan Times

Kyoto and Osaka: What problems have you had with your name in Japan?

Sajjad Ahmed Lecturer Once, I called City Hall and an old guy picked up. He couldn't pronounce my name.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

The Kyoto Shimbun News

Commemoration for Its 50th Anniversary on September 28

On September 2, MIHO MUSEUM, in Shigaraki-cho, Koka City, Shiga Prefecture launched its autumn special exhibition entitled "Shishi and Komainu: Mythical Beasts from Far Away," sponsored by the museum and Kyoto Shimbun Newspaper Co., Ltd. A sneak preview was held for the press on September 1 to show the approximately 140 exhibits, including one national treasure, 12 Important Cultural Properties, and others, among which is a powerful, majestic wooden statue of a guardian dog. While "shishi," or guardian lions, and "komainu," or guardian dogs, are very familiar to Japanese people, the exhibition tracks their origin through lion statues in China and Central Asia to as far back as ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia of roughly 5,000 years ago.

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Sat Sep 06, 2014

The Straits Times

Modi's massive clean-up venture

Hindu devotees taking a dip in the polluted waters of the River Ganges at Sarsaiya Ghat in Kanpur and Mr Modi performing a religious ritual in May on the banks of the River Ganges in Varanasi. The Prime Minister has urged Indians to keep the country clean, and has promised to clean up the Ganges and Varanasi.

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