Kyoto, Japan Newswire (Page 4)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Kyoto, Japan. (Page 4)

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  1. Doomsday fever spurs a religious revolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 14 | The Japan Times

    Sometimes the world seems eternal; sometimes the end looms black and near. We moderns know the apocalyptic mood well, having survived Dec. 21, 2012, in spite of an ancient Mayan "prediction" of doom on that date, but, facing as we do numerous other portents of extinction - climate change, environmental rot, political and moral chaos - we resist extravagant relief, no doubt wisely.

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  2. Winter offers a wake-up call for local revitalization driveRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Feb 14 | The Japan Times

    Kansai's corporate titans gathered in Kyoto earlier this month for their annual retreat, formally known as the Kansai Economic Forum. While there was no shortage of the usual slightly daft old men with slightly daft ideas, this year saw two important, positive changes.

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  3. Art: Review: 'Ink and Gold' worth contemplationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Philly.com

    About midway through "Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano," an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art that spans four centuries of Japanese art, is a gallery dominated by two sets of enormous screens showing Chinese lions. Felice Fischer, the museum's senior curator of East Asian art, who organized the exhibition with associate curator Kyoko Kinashita, calls it "the wow gallery," the one whose scale and subject matter help it to speak across times and cultures.

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  4. Rough Guide: Edinburgh fourth most beautiful city in the worldRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 13 | Sunday Herald

    The "Athens of the North" beat Venice along with a Brazilian hotspot and a picturesque Czech Republic destination in the "Most Beautiful City In The World - As Voted By You" series. The Rough Guide said: "It's famed for its excellent annual festival, but there is more to Edinburgh than great comedy and arts, and according to our readers, its beauty.

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  5. MomentumA Righteous NationRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 12 | American Reporter

    Stopping into the Misawa bookstore for a fun book to read as I prepared to travel for another 10 days, I spotted T.C. Boyle's newest book, The Women. T.C. is the father of my son's best friend.

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  6. Japanese-Brazilian artist Tomie Ohtake dies at age 101Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | The Japan Times

    Tomie Ohtake, the celebrated Japanese-Brazilian artist known for her bold, primary colored abstract paintings and gravity-defying monumental sculptures, has died, the institute bearing her name said. She was 101.

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  7. Japan calls for laws to be obeyed in sea dispute with ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 12 | ABS-CBN News

    Japan called Thursday for international laws to be respected in territorial disputes, as it hosted a symposium in the latest bid to corral global opinion over its rows with China. "In recent years, we have seen an increase in the frictions and tensions in the seas of Asia," Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said in a keynote speech at the start of the two-day conference, attended by embassy officials and scholars.

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  8. Tange's indispensable contactsRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 12 | The Japan Times

    If you've ever had the opportunity to stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo hotel in the Shinjuku Park Tower - I haven't, but I know someone who has - you'll know how looking down from the 52nd floor on the silent city from the hermetic calm of a guest room is mesmerizing. Sofia Coppola used this to good effect in the film "Lost in Translation," in which her character Charlotte has trouble giving up the safe and culturally neutral environment of the hotel for the confusion and unpredictability of the streets of Tokyo.

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  9. In Japan, the Holocaust provides a lesson in dangers of nationalismRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | The Jewish Journal

    A cutting from the tree that grew outside Anne Frank's annex in Amsterdam stands at the entrance of the Holocaust Education Center in Fukuyama, situated about 60 miles from Hiroshima. /JTA In the auditorium of this country's main Holocaust education center, a teenage actor explains the dilemma that faced a Japanese diplomat during World War II.

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  10. Whistler Retrospective at Yokohama Museum of ArtRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Japan Visitor Blog

    It began on December 6 last year and ends on March 1 this year. James McNeill Whistler was a nineteenth century American artist who lived in Europe all his life from age 21, and was active mostly in England and France.

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  11. In Japan, Dog Owners Feel Abandoned as Sony Stops Supporting 'Aibo'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 11 | Wall Street Journal

    To keep their Aibos up and running, fans in Japan are finding ways to repair their robot dogs themselves, now that manufacturer Sony has shut down its maintenance services. Photo: Eric Pfanner/The Wall Street Journal KAWASAKI, Japan-Yahui and Tatsuo Matsui met because of their dogs, Ai and Doggy.

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  12. Japanese scholar alleges errors in Islamic State hostage crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | South China Morning Post

    Japan's government opened a communication channel with Islamic State in the decisive stages of its recent hostage crisis but was unwilling to use it to start negotiations, according to a Tokyo-based Islamic scholar who briefly became an intermediary. Hassan Ko Nakata, 54, who police suspected was a recruiter for IS, was asked by the foreign ministry to pass on a message to the group at the peak of the crisis last month, according to Nakata, associates and records reviewed by journalists.

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  13. Final Plainfield plant sold to NisshaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | Plastics News

    The final injection molding plant owned by Plainfield Precision Holdings has been sold to a Japanese buyer. Nissha Printing Co.

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  14. Autumn Colors At KinkakujiRead the original story

    Monday Feb 9 | TrekEarth

    The Kinkakuji is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto. The garden complex is a classical Japanese garden.

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  15. Local Rotary Clubs offering youth exchange trip to JapanRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | The Jersey Journal

    Area Rotary Clubs are looking for 28 students to represent the region in a cultural exchange with Japan. The Ross Redmond Short Term Youth Exchange Program, now in its 36th year, offers students ages 16 to 19 the opportunity to learn about Japanese culture, interact with Japanese students and form friendships that will last a lifetime.

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  16. Morris Rotary still seeking youths for Japan tripRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 9 | Morristown Green

    If you're a Morris County resident between the ages of 16-19, you can apply here , or contact trip chairman Jim Allison here or at 201-213-6382. Area Rotary clubs are recruiting 28 students from Morris, Sussex, Warren and Essex counties for an exchange trip from June 25-July 16, 2015.

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  17. Japanese ballet dancers win third, fifth places in Lausanne competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 8 | The Japan Times

    An 18-year-old Japanese male won the No. 3 spot and a 17-year-old Japanese female placed fifth in an international competition in Lausanne, Switzerland, for young dancers aiming to perform professionally.

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  18. New Game: Densha de GoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 8 | MobyGames

    Based on the 1996 arcade game, Densha de Go! was one of the first commercial train-driving simulation games, and went on to spawn numerous successors. The player can choose from a variety of tracks and trains and will then have to drive the train to the designated stations while sticking to the tight schedule, stopping exactly at the marked positions, obeying all signs and signals, and ensuring passenger safety and comfort.

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  19. Radical scholar says he provided Japan in vain with channel to Islamic State at hostage crisis peakRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 8 | The Japan Times

    Japan opened a communication channel with Islamic State in the decisive stages of its recent hostage crisis but was unwilling to use it to start negotiations, according to a Tokyo-based Islamic scholar who briefly became an intermediary. Hassan Ko Nakata, 54, whom police suspected was a recruiter for Islamic State, was asked by the Foreign Ministry to pass on a message to the group at the peak of the crisis last month, according to Nakata, associates and records reviewed by Reuters.

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  20. Cinq Reves slump to 17th straight lossRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 8 | The Japan Times

    The Tokyo Cinq Reves won three of their first five games this season. It appeared to be a positive sign for the third-year franchise, which went 18-34 in 2012-13 and 13-39 last season.

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