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125th anniversary

Maiko Muraoka
Contributing writer

On the occasion of our 125th anniversary The Japan Times, in commemorating its 125th anniversary on this special page, expresses...

Extra! Our times in a book

This is the final installment of the Times Capsule series, which has been featured in previous issues to commemorate the...

Visual artists flourished overseas in turmoil of ’60s, ’70s

Postwar Japan saw a flourishing of visual artists, starting with the ideological and political upheavals of the ’60s and ’70s....

Seasons to taste: Decades of delectable discovery

Perhaps the most well-known and well-loved Japanese tradition is washoku: Japanese cuisine, from multicourse kaiseki ryōri to cheap B-kyū fare...

Lacquer artisans add layers to 1,000 years of tradition

A craft preserved from ancient times, lacquering is one of Japan's representative arts, so much so that "japanning" became a...

‘Tokyo as Seen by a Foreigner’ ‘Tokyo vue par un etranger’

Noel Nouet, a well-known French poet, came to Japan in 1926 and was a professor at the Tokyo School of...

Reflecting the golden age of the silver screen

The Japan Times has long celebrated the pleasures of sitting in a dark theater and marveling at the actors on...

Ads are a mirror reflecting Japan’s history and evolution

In the 1980s, the cultural context of ads was often discussed. It was a time when ads were frequently the...

1967: Wife of Wright seeks to save the Imperial

On Oct. 22, 1967, when Frank Lloyd Wright's last wife, Olgivanna, came to Japan to appeal for the preservation of...

Kabuki, kyogen, noh, traditional theater

The theatrical arts are perhaps one of the most enduring traditions of Japan, and from the mid-20th century, The Japan...

Japan Times staff, readers lead rescue of the battleship Mikasa

Mikasa! The name of the powerful Japanese battleship is well known to the world's naval historians. The Mikasa's highly acclaimed...

Reliving 1964 Tokyo Olympics

ROY TOMIZAWA
SPORTS JOURNALIST

He climbed the steps with the Olympic torch in his right hand, the torch’s base at shoulder height and the...

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