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Free legal counseling session for foreigners Foreign residents can attend a free legal counseling session with judicial scriveners covering financial disputes, rent, wages and other daily problems. Scheduled for May in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture,
JR West officials attended a memorial service Thursday at the site of the crash in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture. On April 25, 2005, a speeding train on the JR Fukuchiyama Line jumped the tracks on a tight bend during the morning rush hour and plowed
So says the website of the Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau and, to prove its point, it is holding a new event, Tokyo Yokocho Week, which commences Jan. 15. The event, which despite its name actually runs for two months through March 15, sees a
Staff writer Archaeologists and other experts agree that dogu , ancient Japanese clay figurines were produced during the Jomon Period (c...Many believe that they were likely ceremonially displayed at local festivals or used as talismans to ward off
The annual exhibition, which will run from Aug. 18 to Sept. 23, was inaugurated in 1978. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on Fridays, when its doors stay open until 7 p.m...Admission costs ¥800 for adults, ¥600 for college and high
Staff writer Kevin Westenberg has been photographing celebrities for more than 25 years, taking the portraits of many major stars including The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and Madonna. His photography brings an aura of grandeur to his subjects while
Staff writer When it comes to mythical monsters, our wild imaginations often envision human-animal hybrids involving intimidating creatures such as lions, snakes and eagles. Such creatures served as inspiration for folk tales and artwork worldwide.
Japanese-style painting) at Kyoto Prefectural School of Painting (today's Kyoto City University of Arts) before becoming a teacher in Ako and Kakogawa in Hyogo Prefecture. When he moved again to teach at a high school in Kobe, he also started making
Staff writer In this mix of contemporary Japanese fashion and artistic installations, 10 up-and-coming designers have been brought together to promote the creativity behind the clothing industry. Theater Product's interactive shopping experience; Jan.
President Masao Yamazaki not guilty of professional negligence in the April 25, 2005, commuter train accident on the Fukuchiyama Line in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture. The crash killed 106 passengers and the train driver, and injured 562 others. The