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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.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
'Monster' Terrifies People In Kyoto, Japan
Japan is a nation that has had more than its share of monsters -- well, in the movies anyway.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
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.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
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.
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.
Big walk in Japan
Tokyo - The moon in Japan is not like our moon. There is no man in there, for one thing.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
A memorable visit to Japan's Kyoto and Nara in 1982
A couple of days before we were to leave for Osaka we happened to go on a day-trip to Yokohama.
See huge Godzilla-like lizard filmed by student on his way to school
Shocked teenager Yu filmed the rare salamander - which bizarrely has four toes on its front feet but five on their rear legs - on his way to Kyoto high school.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
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Castellani Art Museum presents 'Between Two Worlds: Poured Paperworks by Sarah Brayer'
The Japan Culture Center of Western New York, in partnership with the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, is proud to announce a new exhibition showcasing the work of Sarah Brayer, a Rochester-born artist living in Kyoto.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
The Kyoto Shimbun News
"Kippu-iri" of Gion Festival's Naginata Hoko Float
On July 5, the "Kippu-iri" opening ritual of the Naginata Hoko float, which leads the Yamahoko procession of the Gion Festival, was held at the Naginata Hoko community hall in Shijo-dori Karasuma-higashi-iru, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
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Guidance from Afar-The inspired art and life of Julliena Okah
Most artists are encouraged to pursue their craft, their dream, their vision, by family members or by teachers in school.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
The Star Online
Lovingly hand-stitched by Takaokaya
To pep up a 95-year-old futon business, a Kyoto company injects a modern twist into the good ol' zabuton, aka floor cushions.
5-Foot Japanese Giant Salamander Goes For A Stroll
This is a shot of the Japanese Giant Salamander that was spotted going for a stroll on the bank of the Kamogawa River in Kyoto.
The Bell Flower Zen Garden of Tentoku-in, Kyoto.
Bell flowers are called kikyA in Japanese and the Tentoku-in temple is famous for them.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
The Japan Times
Can Japan's democracy survive Abe's designs?
Sunday shoppers in Tokyo could be forgiven for wondering if they had been transported to Tibet or Myanmar as a man climbed atop a pedestrian crosswalk, voiced his reason to the crowd via megaphone and set himself ablaze.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
The Kyoto Shimbun News
Turning Point Year for Gion Festival
The Gion Festival, one of Japan's three major festivals, kicked off on July 1. This year, the "Ato-matsuri," or the latter festival, is being revived on July 24 for the first time in 49 years, so the "Yamahoko Junko" float procession will parade through central Kyoto City for two days, on both that day and on July 17 for the "Saki-matsuri," or the ... (more)
Time Trip App Premieres July 18th
In 1868, time traveling school teacher Mikako Kawabe amazes the Shogun's Navy Commissioner, Katsu Kaishu , with 2014 technology.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
An 11-day trek takes hikers from Kyoto to Tokyo
Walk Japan's guided 11-day Nakasendo Way walking tour is about $4,085 per person and includes accommodation for 10 nights, breakfasts and dinners, baggage transfers and entrance fees.
From young schoolgirl to a real-life Geisha
WHAT does it take to join Japan's oldest sisterhood? A young woman explains why she left her life in New Zealand to train as a Geisha in Kyoto, Japan.
Bangkok dropped from Top 10
Bangkok has lost its top spot and dropped entirely from the Top 10 of the world's best cities to visit in a poll based on the survey of Travel + Leisure magazine readers.