9 years is a short time to heal the land affected by nuclear accident - meltdown of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors. Japanese government tries to clean up land by removing contaminated soil, however even though such effort radiation stays high in many places and people are afraid to return home.
Ruriden-memorial house built to accommodate more then 600 funeral ash urns. It is a modern way of collective tomb for those who has no relatives to care about individual graves.
Book & Bed is actually interesting concept of staying over night in book store. For many people it is the most pleasure idea to relax and get sleep among books, more over if night cost only half of the cheap business hotel in Tokyo.
Tokaigi, game event hosted by Nicinico, has ben held during weekend Jan 30-31, 2016 in Tokyo. Visitors of all ages could find their favorite games, including nostalgic of games released in 80’s when game industry was at the beginning.
Pepper is a human-shaped robot, .designed to be a genuine day-to-day companion. Pepper loves to interact with you, it is able to learn more about your tastes, your habits. Pepper can recognize faces, speak, hear you and move around.
Jiri Madl brought the Konfident - new Czech/Slovak movie to Tokyo Film Festival. He attended a projection of the movie at the Czech Embassy in Tokyo and was personally welcomed by Czech ambassador Tomas Dub.
Japan is famous for its very unique cartoon characters and mascots but in the last few years the practice of bringing these mascots to life by putting real people in real costumes has taken off and each year the Mascot Summit in Hanyu city now in its fifth year attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors.
"Plot For Peace," which has been quietly picking up awards on the international festival circuit, is history retold as political thriller, a riveting documentary that reveals the untold story of apartheid's fall, focusing on the mysterious French businessman Jean-Yves Ollivier.
Opening of Andrew Pothecary Number 1 Shimbun Covers. Number 1 Shimbun internal member's magazine of Foreign Correspondent Club of Japan has been designed for 7 years by Andrew Pothecary. Exhibition is held in Main Bar and Masukomi Sushi from April 5 - May 9, 2014
After Jan Zdansky climbed the top of Mt. Fuji he could say "I did it". He wanted to see sunrise in Japan and visit the city of Olympic Games in 2020. His trip started in Czech and finished in Tokyo. He cycled 14.000 km and half a year in saddle to reach Olympic Tokyo. He decided to travel by bicycle with no such earlier experience and exchanged hitchhiking for bicycle for this time.
One of the longest and probably the hardest Utra trail 160Km run brought already second time competitors from all over the world to Kawaguchi town near Mt.Fuji. The biggest surprise was unexpected win of the Japanese Hara Yoshikazu (21:39min) who defeated all overseas runners including 2.Julien Chorier (fr), 3.Sebastien Chaigneau (fr) or 4.Garry Robbins (can).
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