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Crown Prince Fumihito's presence at King Charles' coronation symbolizes the enduring bond between the Japanese Imperial Family and the British Royal Family.
Kodomo no Hi, Japan's Children's Day, is celebrated on May 5th with flying carp streamers symbolizing family success. Formerly known as Boy's Day.
Fashionistas are discovering trends among second-hand clothes in vintage shops. This Showa Day, take a trip back in time with some iconic fashion items.
Japan's Chrysanthemum throne will continue to play a key role in enhancing interest in Japanese society, value systems, and cultural distinctiveness.
Kayokyoku, a music genre blending traditional Japanese music with Western influences, emerged during the Showa era and remains a beloved genre in Japan today.
In 1960, Crown Prince Akihito planted a sapling in New Delhi. By 2013, it had grown into a majestic tree, symbolizing the flourishing of Japan-India relations.
A Japanese winery and sake brewery have collaborated to create a wine using sake yeast, resulting in a fruity Chardonnay with distinct notes of premium sake.
The prized Echigo Joufu cloth for summer kimono — a beautiful collaboration between craftsmen and nature — actually hails from one of Japan's snowiest regions.
After the sakura come the azalea, bursting with vibrant colors that illuminate the city. These spots are accessible by public transportation or even by bike.
In her inspirational memoir, Karen Hill Anton describes how cultures can act as gateways to new human encounters rather than as barriers.
A bilateral group promoting Japan-Taiwan ties is marking the centenary of Emperor Showa's historic visit to Taiwan by "repatriating" sakura trees back to Japan.