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Tokyo Fashion and Lifestyle: Ikebukuro Fashion and Amazing District to Reside

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Tokyo Fashion and Lifestyle: Ikebukuro Fashion and Amazing District to Reside Sarah Deschamps and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Time Tokyo fashion is internationally famous but while Aoyama, Ginza, Harajuku, Omotesando, Shibuya and Shinjuku often hog the limelight, it is equally true that other buzzing fashion districts are far from being in the shadows. This especially […]

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Sukenobu and Japanese Art: Women in Imperial Kyoto

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Sukenobu and Japanese Art: Women in Imperial Kyoto Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The printmaker Nishikawa Sukenobu (1671-1750) was unusual by ukiyo-e standards because he was based in the imperial city of Kyoto and therefore he was an “outsider” in some ways. However, this fact also gave him more freedom to focus on his […]

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Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral – Breaking Ice in East Asia?

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Japan-South Korea-US Trilateral – Breaking Ice in East Asia? Mr. Rajaram Panda Chennai Centre for China Studies The third Nuclear Security Summit that concluded at The Hague on 25 March may have achieved its purpose of strengthening nuclear security, reducing the continuing threat of nuclear terrorism and assessing the progress made since the Washington summit […]

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Japan to Utilize Nuclear Energy based on Pragmatism

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Japan to Utilize Nuclear Energy based on Pragmatism Michiyo Tanabe and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan finally came to the conclusion that the same nuclear energy that played a powerful role in modernization, is once more to be part of the energy policy of this nation. Prime Minister Abe is focused […]

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Japanese Art and Takehisa: Kotoku and Radical Political Forces

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Japanese Art and Takehisa: Kotoku and Radical Political Forces Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yumeji Takehisa produced many stunning pieces of art but just like Shusui Kotoku, the revolutionary anarchist, and friend, he was caught up in the world of political intrigues and clashes of culture. His friendship with Shusui Kotoku meant that “within […]

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Tokyo and Osaka Fashion News: A Slice of Spain

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Tokyo and Osaka Fashion News: A Slice of Spain Hiroshi Saito and Jay Doggett Modern Tokyo Times Japan is internationally famous for luxury fashion and being accessible to a whole array of fashion trends. Mega cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe and Nagoya, and many others, are blessed with many buzzing fashion districts. The fashion angle […]

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Women in Imperial Kyoto Glimpsed Through the Art of Nishikawa Sukenobu

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Women in Imperial Kyoto Glimpsed Through the Art of Nishikawa Sukenobu Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Nishikawa Sukenobu was born in 1671 and until his death in the middle of the eighteenth century, this stunning artist opened up aspects of the role of women in Japanese society. Also, with Sukenobu being based in Kyoto then […]

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Tokyo Fashion News: Fred Segal to Consolidate in Japan

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Tokyo Fashion News: Fred Segal to Consolidate in Japan Hiroshi Saito and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Fred Segal opened its first flagship store in Japan last year and now it appears that 2014/2015 will be based on consolidating this hip brand. Indeed, the power of American fashion can be felt deeply within the backstreets […]

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Hanabi Taikai and Japanese Culture and Traditions

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Hanabi Taikai and Japanese Culture and Traditions Hiroshi Saito and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times The hanabi taikai season will witness countless firework festivals all over Japan throughout July and August. Therefore, whole communities will be gearing up for another hanabi taikai season all over this country whereby people can enjoy amazing firework displays. For […]

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Japan Art and the Diverse Artistic Nature of Yorozu Tetsugoro: Son of Iwate

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Japan Art and the Diverse Artistic Nature of Yorozu Tetsugoro: Son of Iwate Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times All too often in the old world many artists died from tuberculosis and complications related to this terrible killer. Sadly Yorozu Tetsugoro was another victim to this potent killer therefore he died relatively young. Yorozu Tetsugoro […]

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