Art by Hiroe Rei
The Exhibit hosted by the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti (January 14-February 14, 2010), features original works by seven important contemporary Japanese artists: ABe Yoshitoshi, Kugatsuhime, Kugatsuhime, Takada Akemi, Takada Minae, Terada Katsuya, Tsukishiro Yûko, Yamada Akihiro.
Can Sound Influence Mind and Body?
Unit 731 (731 部隊, Nana-san-ichi butai) was a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook lethal human experimentation during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) and World War II. It was responsible for some of the most notorious war crimes carried out by Japanese personnel.
From 1936 to 1942 approximately 12,000 men, women and children were murdered in Unit 731, but the atrocities committed there were physically worse than in the Nazi death camps: their suffering lasted much longer, and not one prisoner survived.
Konjaku Monogatari by Eri Sugai
Yabusame (流鏑馬) is a type of Japanese archery, one that is performed while riding a horse. The archer shoots a special “turnip-headed” arrow at a wooden target.
Read online or subscribe by email to stories about Japanese culture written in kanji, hiragana, and English text with Japanese audio. Some of the stories are quite interesting and contain facts not very well covered in English, such as this one about Kido Shunzo and Kyugun I reported earlier.
General election will be held on August 30. Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has ruled Japan almost continuously for the past 50 years.
Working Conditions of Foreign English Teachers in Japan