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Andrew Sean Greer: Less

Literary sensation Andrew Sean Greer takes to the stage to discuss his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Less with Jesse Blackadder. Less is the story of an abruptly single minor novelist on the cusp of 50, who embarks on an odyssey through New York, Paris, Berlin, Morocco, India and Kyoto, but finds he cannot outrun his problems (or his ex-boyfriend’s wedding). During the conversation Andrew will shed light on his brilliantly witty and wistful satire of the literary world and the midlife crisis. Whe...
Tags: Travel, News, Culture, Kyoto, Festivals & Events, Andrew, Byron Bay, Jonson, Andrew Sean Greer, Jesse Blackadder Less, New York Paris Berlin Morocco India

How to Spend Your Time in Tokyo: A Suggested Itinerary for 2019

Posted: 4/25/2019 | April 15th, 2019 Tokyo is one of the most amazing cities in the world. It’s fast-paced, futuristic, and bursting with weird and wonderful activities to keep you busy, including gorgeous shrines, palaces, and temples; hip clubs and bars; and fashionable people and shopping, not to mention cherry blossoms. Tokyo lives up to all the hype you’ve heard about it. You never know what you’ll find here. One second you’ll run into a group of women dressed in pig masks and ’80s dress...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, New York, Disney, Paris, Gwen Stefani, Tokyo, Shinjuku, Eiffel Tower, Google Maps, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Kyoto, Mario Bros, Hostelworld

Otoboke Beaver – “datsu, hikage no onna” Video

One of the craziest sets I saw at SXSW this year was by Otoboke Beaver. The Kyoto hardcore punks unleashed a blitzkrieg on the inside stage at Mohawk, performing with a passionate aggression most groups can't muster even when they aren't hustling across Austin from gig to gig. It was like they had pureed Japan's … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Japan, Austin, Kyoto, Sxsw, Mohawk, Otoboke Beaver, Haruka Mitani

Five low-cost getaway destinations for couples

From long beach walks, amazing ocean views, candlelit dinners and luxury pool and in-house parties, there are a wide variety of romantic getaway places to take your soulmate and have a great time creating unforgettable memories together. Planning to quickly make a run away from work and other hectic activities with your significant other can take weeks of planning and preparation. First off, to make the experience one that will be worthwhile, knowing a place or a spot where there’s fun-filled a...
Tags: Travel, France, Africa, Unesco, Paris, Poland, Kenya, Budget Travel, Travel Blog, Kyoto, Masai Mara, Sintra, Masai, Carcassonne, Japan Kyoto, Cabo da Roca

London Makes An Incredible Comeback To Face Kyoto In The Best City 2019 Championship!

The Championship of Best City 2019 is sponsored by Reborn Rubber, who source and clean used wetsuits along with recycled polyester to make slim wallets. 10% of each purchase gets donated to ocean cleanup. Reborn Rubber wallets float, hold up to 10 cards and have a pocket for cash or a primary card. [What is this?] The 2019 Best City to Visit Travel Tournament began over 6 weeks ago, with 64 cities and now we’re down to only two. Istanbul jumped out to an early lead in the Final Four but London ...
Tags: Travel, London, Contests, Istanbul, Kyoto, Meanwhile Kyoto, US EST

Coalition says Labor climate policy 'a Trojan horse for a carbon tax' – politics live

Labor abandons Kyoto credits and highlights vehicle emissions in climate policy, as budget and election loom. All the day’s events, live 5.11am BST Just again, for the people at the back, the PBO reports our aging population will cost the budget more than Medicare.Since 2011 – when the first of the baby boomer generation turned 65 – the share of the population of retirement age has increased significantly and the share of the population of prime working age has begun to fall. This flows thro...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Medicare, Scott Morrison, Kyoto, Josh Frydenberg, PBO, Parliamentary Budget Office, Australian election 2019, Australian budget 2019

Coalition begins 'carbon tax' assault on Labor climate policy – politics live

Labor abandons Kyoto credits and highlights vehicle emissions in climate policy, as budget and election loom. All the day’s events, live 1.06am BST Scott Morrison finishes his press conference with an attack on the Greens, which in this political climate is an attack on Labor: Now, the Labor party have got to apply their own rule to their own decisions. If they want to have this rule, which says minor parties should be considered separate to the mainstream parties, well it seems that the Lab...
Tags: Energy, Labor, US, Australia news, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Scott Morrison, Greens, Kyoto, Josh Frydenberg, National Energy Guarantee, Australian election 2019, Australian budget 2019

Apr 20 - Kyoto JALT and JALT Mind, Brain, and Education SIG present: Learning and the Brain - Three Perspectives

Kyoto JALT (Kyoto Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching). April 20 (Sat), 12:00-16:30 in Kyoto. Stephen M. Ryan, Amanda Gillis-Furutaka, Alexandra Burke.
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Japan park taken over by 1,000 deer

Just a 45-minute train ride south of Kyoto lies the famous Nara Park, home to over 1,000 sacred deer who have learned to bow for treats.
Tags: Japan, News, Stories, Kyoto, Nara Park

Best wildflower blooms in the world

It’s officially spring in the Northern Hemisphere, as the recent super bloom in California has made loud and clear. But the Golden State’s golden poppies are just the beginning. This time of year, wildflowers carpet landscapes north of the equator across the globe, from the hills of Texas to the mountains of Bhutan. Then the whole thing starts up again in September when spring hits the Southern Hemisphere — it’s almost always wildflower season somewhere. Here are seven stunning blooms worth t...
Tags: Travel, Japan, UK, England, Texas, London, Wales, California, Washington, India, US, Wildflowers, Unesco, Britain, Ireland, South Africa

HÆLOS – “End Of World Party”

HÆLOS have been teasing their long-awaited sophomore effort Any Random Kindness for quite a while now. Back in October, we got our first preview via "Buried In The Sand." An official announcement and "Kyoto" followed in January, and then "Boy / Girl" last month. Now, with the album's May … More »
Tags: Music, Kyoto, HÆLOS

5 best places to visit in April

Whether it's a trip to Kyoto for geishas and cherry blossoms or a raucous vacation deep in the heart of Texas, here are five of the best places to visit in April.
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Celebrity daily edit: Emperor Akihito makes final official visit to Kyoto, Christine McGuinness' open confession - video

In today's Daily Edit we head over to Kyoto in Japan where the Emperor and Empress are...
Tags: Japan, Kyoto, Akihito, Kyoto Christine McGuinness

The 2019 Best City To Visit Is Down To A Very Likely And Unlikely Final Four: It’s Time To Vote!

The Elite 8 of Best City 2019 is sponsored by Reborn Rubber, who source and clean used wetsuits along with recycled polyester to make slim wallets. 10% of each purchase gets donated to ocean cleanup. Reborn Rubber wallets float, hold up to 10 cards and have a pocket for cash or a primary card. [What is this?] The Best City to Visit Travel Tournament is very familiar territory for London and Istanbul but neither have ever won or made it past the Final Four. By next week’s championship that will ...
Tags: Travel, London, New York City, US, Contests, Istanbul, Kyoto, Best City, Istanbul Best City

Nintendo to release two new Switch consoles this year

Nintendo is reportedly planning to release two new models of the Switch this year, as the Japanese gaming giant looks to continue the early success of its home-and-handheld hybrid console. According to the Wall Street Journal, the first new model will be an ‘enhanced’ version of the console ‘targeted at avid video gamers’; while the second will be a budget version of the console that removes certain features to offer a cheaper alternative. Unsurprisingly, the premium Switch model is reportedly n...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Wall Street Journal, Kyoto, Nintendo Switch, Shuntaro Fukuwara

Labor edges away from using Kyoto credits to reach Paris target

Bill Shorten has given a further indication that Labor will not use the ‘accounting trick’ as part of its emissions policyBill Shorten has signalled Labor is highly unlikely to use carryover credits from the Kyoto protocol as part of its climate change policy, which will be unveiled over the coming weeks.In his strongest comments to date, the Labor leader said over the weekend he recognised that other countries had resolved not to use the accounting system that allows countries to count credits ...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Climate Change, Environment, Australia news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Paris, Australian politics, Bill Shorten, Labor party, Kyoto protocol, Kyoto, Adam Bandt, Paris Climate Agreement

Final Construction, Japanese Style

iPhone 7+ + iPhone 7 Plus back camera 3.99mm f/1.8 at an effective 28mm — 1/30 sec, f /1.8, ISO 40 — map & image data — nearby photos Construction-Site Entrance a large hotel in Kyoto The scene above is the entrance to a new large hotel nearing completion of construction. The workers putting the finishing touches on the interior have left their shoes at the entrance, and are presumably walking in socks or slippers. This mimics what one does at a Japanese home. When the h...
Tags: Photography, Japan, General, America, ISO, Kyoto

What’s it Like to Travel in Japan?

I thought I had finished writing about Japan, but it turns out I was wrong. My posts about Japan have quickly become my most-read of all time and I’m now starting to receive a hell of a lot of questions about how to make the most of a trip to this wonderful country. I’m diving back into my time in the Land of the Rising Sun, then, and planning on sharing a ton of resources over the next couple of weeks. Up first: what it’s like to travel in Japan! These are my favourite type of blog posts to wri...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Taiwan, Dave, Tokyo, Coke, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka, Metro, Shibuya, Torii, Miyajima Island, Nara, Mount Fuji, Kanazawa

Even So Far, Which One Of These Cities Will Break Out Of The Elite 8?

The Elite 8 of Best City 2019 is sponsored by Reborn Rubber, who source and clean used wetsuits along with recycled polyester to make slim wallets. 10% of each purchase gets donated to ocean cleanup. Reborn Rubber wallets float, hold up to 10 cards and have a pocket for cash or a primary card. [What is this?] It’s been one of the more quiet Best City to Visit Tournaments in recent years and so far, no one city has leapt in front of the pack. Kyoto pulled off a very last minute victory over Gal...
Tags: Travel, New York City, Rio De Janeiro, Contests, Istanbul, Auckland, Kyoto, Lisbon, Best City, London Best City, Auckland Best City, Paris Best City, Galle Lisbon

Labor signals it won't use Kyoto credits in final emissions policy

Mark Butler says Labor wants genuine decarbonisation and is not interested in ‘dodgy accounting tricks’The shadow climate change minister, Mark Butler, has given a strong hint at a candidates’ forum in a key Victorian marginal seat that Labor won’t use carry-over credits from the Kyoto period in its final emissions policy.According to an attendee at the forum held in the electorate of Corangamite on Monday, Butler told the gathering he was not personally keen to use carry-overs if Labor won the ...
Tags: Labor, Kyoto, Butler, Mark Butler, Corangamite

Which One Of These Sweet 16 Will You Vote Best City To Visit In 2019?

It was a very tight Round of 32, with several cities squeaking by, plus Galle and New York City making it through by winning a tie-breaker. The North Americans are dominating the lower right of the brackets and one U.S. city is guaranteed to make it to the Elite 8. And although they’ve been quiet so far, Seville faces a strong Lisbon in a battle of the highest voted cities in the Best City contest thus far. Readers, it’s time to vote! Click your favorite cities before this Sunday, March 17th, 5...
Tags: Travel, London, New York City, US, San Diego, Melbourne, Contests, Istanbul, Kyoto, Lisbon, Seville, Luxor, Galle, Best City, Facebook Best, Seville Best City

Mar 24 - TESOL (Young Learners): Planning and integrating language games and activities

LTP (Language Teaching Professionals). March 24 (Sun), 10:30-13:00 in Kyoto. David Paul.
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Mar 24 - TESOL (Young Learners): Planning and integrating songs

LTP (Language Teaching Professionals). March 24 (Sun), 14:00-16:30 in Kyoto. David Paul.
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Best things to do with kids in Japan

Japan often brings to mind the teeming but ordered masses on Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing, the world’s busiest intersection, or Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion, a must-see — if you can peer through the throngs of tourists. But there’s a lot more to this nation stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk to the South China Sea. The natural and cultural landscape is one of the most varied you’ll find in one island nation, and it’s a great place to discover with kids. The ancient rubs up against the modern almost e...
Tags: Travel, Japan, China, Africa, Tokyo, South America, Disneyland, Family Travel, Kyoto, Hiroshima, All, Shibuya Crossing, Family Trips, South China Sea, Kansai, Okinawa

Robot In Japan Is Doing The Work Of A Goddess

A renovated shrine in Kyoto featurea an android modeled after Kannon, the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy. It stands with hands folded while chanting Buddhist scripture, local media report.
Tags: Japan, News, Kyoto, Buddhist, Kannon

SXSW Startups: Stroly

The Forrest Four-Cast: March 5, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in Entertainment and Content, which will pitch at 3:30 pm Sunday, March 10, Stroly empowers graphic maps by taking them online. It is an online platform for maps linked ...
Tags: Startups, Japan, Maps, Startup, Austin, Mapping, Kyoto, Sxsw, Kyoto Japan, Hugh Forrest, Hilton Austin, Austin Startups, Cyndx Winners, Machi Takahashi, Nintendo HQ, Stroly

10 Things to Do in Japan for Anime Lovers to Enjoy

If you love anime, you will probably have the urge to visit the state of Japan. This ancient and wonderful country is home to one of the most sought-after cartoon cultures in the world. However, when you arrive at this polite, perfect and speedy country, where do you find your passion? We bring you some really great places to visit in Japan if you are an anime fan. Things to Do in Japan for Anime Lovers  Kyoto International Manga Museum Japan takes its anime very seriously. This is why...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Japan, Tokyo, Kyoto, Naruto, Akihabara UDX, AnimeWhiz Suginami Animation Museum, Pokemon Mega Center Tokyo Pokemon, Akihabara Akihabara, Akihabara Japan

Things Get Serious From Here: Vote In The Best City 2019 Tournament Round Of 32!

The first Round of 64 cities in the Best City to Visit Travel Tournament are a crowded blur but since you’ve voted half of them away, contenders are starting to come into focus. Spain’s Seville might want to take the prize from 2018’s best Granada, New Orleans could be America’s first, and Istanbul is off to its annual strong start. And although there’s no possibility of a back-to-back winner, there might be another repeat – here’s a high-res image of the brackets shown above to guess where. Yo...
Tags: Travel, New York City, US, America, Spain, Prague, Paris, Melbourne, Contests, Kansas City, Istanbul, Oaxaca, Kyoto, Lisbon, Seville, Luxor

Coalition says Labor must use Kyoto credits – but also that they make little difference

Angus Taylor says while carryover credits are ‘relatively small’ part of carbon budget, any decision to ditch them would be catastrophicAngus Taylor has insisted it would be “apocalyptic” for the economy if Labor did not use Kyoto carryover credits towards its emissions reduction targets, while still maintaining they were “relatively small in terms of the overall carbon budget”.Following on from his Sunday interview in which he falsely claimed emissions had gone down, though the government’s own...
Tags: Labor, Taylor, Kyoto, Angus Taylor

Nintendo employees in Japan earn an average salary of $80,653 and work less than 8 hours a day

On a company recruitment page, Nintendo revealed workforce statistics for its employees in Japan. According to its website, Nintendo of Japan employs 2,271 employees, with an average salary of $80,000 and an average work day of 7 hours and 45 minutes. The company says it plans to hire 81 new college graduates in Japan this year, a sharp increase in recruiting. Nintendo of Japan recently revealed the work conditions of more than 2,000 employees on a company recruitment website, detailing their...
Tags: Japan, Trends, Nintendo, Tokyo, MacBook Air, Kyoto, Ncl, Nintendo Switch, Daniel Ahmad, Niko Partners Nintendo, Nintendo NCL