Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022



Japanese Kabuki star wants to reach younger, global audience

November 05, 2022 7:48 pm

In the world of Kabuki, a stage name is handed down over generations in a family in a male-only hereditary system and carries a great responsibility. A new successor must live up to the expectations for the style, spirit and skill that the stage name carries

Japanese avant-garde pioneer composer Ichiyanagi dies at 89

October 08, 2022 7:20 pm

Ichiyanagi, who was married to Yoko Ono before she married John Lennon, died Friday, according to the Kanagawa Arts Foundation, where Ichiyanagi had served as general artistic director. The cause of death was not given

Hanae Mori, Japanese couturier who melded east-west styles, dies at 96

August 18, 2022 12:17 pm

From a Tokyo dressmaking shop catering to the wives of American G.I.s, Ms. Mori climbed to global fame as the first Asian woman to join the ranks of French haute couture.

Walk of Japanese children develops differently from kids in other countries: Study

August 11, 2022 10:59 am

A team of researchers at Nagoya University, and the Aichi Prefectural Mikawa Aoitori Medical and Rehabilitation Center for Developmental Disabilities, determined the normative gait pattern of Japanese children

How Miyake was the first global ambassador of khadi and Make in India

August 11, 2022 2:58 pm

FDCI chief Sunil Sethi, designers Rakesh Thakore and Samant Chauhan recall how designer Issey Miyake, who passed away at 84 on August 5, influenced them and his connection with India

Japanese video journalist detained at Myanmar protest march

August 01, 2022 7:57 am

According to a detailed tally compiled by Myanmar's Assistance Association for Political Prisoners, at least 2,138 civilians have been killed by the security forces and 14,917 arrested since the military takeover.

Behind the Art: Is Katsushika Hokusai’s 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa' the most famous Japanese artwork?

July 31, 2022 10:41 am

The Great Wave off Kanagawa influenced several notable artists and musicians such as Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Debussy, Claude Monet, Hiroshige and more. But what is the story behind this print? Why will it appear on the new 1,000-yen bill in Japan starting 2024?

Guinness alert: Blind skater creates record with 142 consecutive ollies

June 26, 2022 12:04 pm

Remarkably, while there are record categories designed for those with visual impairments, Guinness site reported that Ryusei instead opted for a standard, blindfolded record title

Delhi Confidential: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and his love for Japanese

May 23, 2022 7:43 am

At an event organised to celebrate 75 years of RSS-affiliated magazines Organiser and Panchjanya, Khattar said since considerable investment is coming to his state from Japan, he thought it prudent to learn Japanese as people feel respected when spoken to in their language.

Marie Kondo is here to tidy up your pandemic clutter — if you want to

May 08, 2022 12:48 pm

“As we return to the office or develop new ways of working in a hybrid model, there is no better time than now to reflect on what sparks joy,” Kondo told me in an email interview.


Ikebana: Exhibition celebrates the Japanese art of flower arrangement

September 30, 2022 12:31 pm

According to the Japanese principle of ikebana, fresh approach, movement, balance, and harmony, and the three elements -- line, colour, and mass -- help bring out "inner qualities of flowers and other living things"


Japanese carmaker Nissan showcases future technology

January 21, 2016 3:32 pm

Yokohama/Los Angles, Jan 21 (ANI): Japanese carmaker Nissan recently invited 59 journalists, bloggers and car club members from six countries in Asia and Oceania. As part of the Nissan 360 Asia and Oceania event, the guests visited the global headquarters of Nissan in Yokohama city. Participants from Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand and Australia joined together to experience what Nissan is all about. Starting from the Nismo Festival held at Fuji racetrack, where 35,000 Nissan race fans congregated at the foot of Mt Fuji. Nissan 360 event is aimed for the participants to get know and experience a wide perspective about the Nissan brand. The event's theme is "Discover Nissan" - Guests experienced firsthand new and future product and technology through the six-day-long program. Participants experienced Nissan heritage tours at the memorial cabinet in Japan's Zama city. The Nissan 360 event program has been designed to understand Nissan from all destinations - its past, present and future. Participants also received the state-of-the-art technology introduction in Nissan Advanced Technology Development Center. The test ride was the showcase of Nissan's latest and greatest vehicles for both road and track use as well as concept models that will soon hit the roads. The Nissan 360 event has received a very favorable reception from the participants. Nissan will to continue the event to communicate and promote to the motor fans.