Friday Mar 14
South China Morning Post
Beijing criticised for dragging Japan into a media 'Cold War'
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is led by a Shinto priest during his controversial visit to the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo on December 26. Photo: Reuters The conservative Japanese daily the Yomiuri Shimbun has accused China of dragging Japan into a media "Cold War" and trying to alienate it from the international community.
Smart Monkey "Ko-ume" Performing at the Yushima Tenjin Shrine in Tokyo
A few days ago while in Tokyo, I visited the Yushima Tenjin Shrine . This shrine is not so far from Ueno park and a favourite of students who come to pray for good luck with their examinations.
Madison Park Times
Japanese Garden opens Saturday
The Seattle Japanese Garden's 2014 season opens on Saturday, March 1, with a celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To ensure a wonderful season, the Rev.
The Perfect Beauty of Cat Island
In Japan, there isn't just one cat island, but a couple. And recently, one internet commenter visited the most famous one in the country and took some lovely photos.
The Japan Times
Kagoshima, Hokkaido cities marry their foods
No shotgun necessary. In a friendly "arranged marriage," two cities - Makurazaki in Kagoshima Prefecture and Wakkanai in Hokkaido - united their local delicacies in a Shinto-style wedding ceremony at Izumo Shrine in Shimane Prefecture Wednesday.
The Japan Times
Culture and nature vie over ancient hinoki
If you're looking for a fine piece of wood, you'd be hard put to improve on a slab of hinoki from the Kiso Valley straddling Nagano and Gifu prefectures.