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Tokyo Market is Increasingly Diverse, Busier

TOKYO — The rights market that accompanies the Tokyo International Film Festival is still abbreviated as TIFFCOM, but these days its full name stands for Japan Content Showcase, reflecting a scope that has been stretched far wider than simply completed feature films. 438 more words

News

'Big Hero 6' Gets Typically Japanese Launch Ahead of Tokyo World Premiere

TOKYO — Disney Animation’s “Big Hero 6” got a very Japanese send-off Wednesday at an event on the eve of the film’s world premiere as the opening night movie of the Tokyo International Film Festival. 512 more words

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Sunset at Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal

Harumi Passenger Ship Terminal (晴海客船ターミナル) is the Tokyo terminal for international cruise ships. It is located in Tokyo Bay at the southern tip of Harumi Island. 74 more words

Japan

Mt Takao

If you ask a local about Japan’s nature their response will often be “Japan has no nature”. And yet, just a 45 minute train ride from Shinjuku, the heart of Tokyo, you’ll find yourself at the base of a small mountain called Mt Takao. 98 more words

Travel

Tokyo Hiking - Kamakura Alps (beginners welcome!)

PLEASE RSVP – since this is a free event, we don’t mind showing up on the day, but we would like an idea of numbers, so please do indicate that you’re going on… 161 more words

Events

27 hours of flying later...

Hello,
It’s Patrick here, (here being BANGKOK THAILAND….!!!>>!)
So our flights went very well, considering how awful long term flying is. We boarded the plane at Detroit with no delays whatsoever, around 1140pm ET Monday. 552 more words

Airline Food

The First Paragraph: After the Banquet

The Setsugoan—the After-the-Snow Retreat—stood on high ground in a hilly part of the Koishikawa district of Tokyo. It had fortunately escaped unharmed during the war; nothing had been damaged either in the magnificent garden, a noted example of Kobori Enshu style covering over a hundred thousand square feet, or in the buildings: a central gate moved here from a certain famous temple in Kyoto, an entrance and visitors’ pavilion lifted bodily from some ancient temple of Nara, and a banqueting hall of more recent construction.

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