Sunday, 26 June 2016 05:17

Vidcon 2016

VidCon 2016

The Premier Gathering of Video Creators and Influencers

VidCon 2016, the renowned annual convention celebrating the world of online video and digital content, proved to be a melting pot of creativity, innovation, and inspiration. The 7th annual Vidcon took place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Orange County, California from June 23-25, 2016.

From comedy and music to advocacy and storytelling, the event showcased the diverse talents and insights of some of the most prominent figures in the digital content world. VidCon continues to serve as a platform for creators, enthusiasts, and industry professionals to connect, learn, and shape the future of online video and digital media. With its unwavering commitment to fostering community and celebrating creativity, VidCon remains an unmissable event for anyone passionate about the dynamic world of online content creation. As attendees flocked to the conference, they were treated to a diverse lineup of speakers. Here are some of the notable speakers who graced the VidCon 2016 stages.

Thursday, 23 February 2023 03:24

Adachi Gakuen International Art Contest

Adachi Gakuen International Art Contest

3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica, CA

In November 2021, the Adachi Gakuen International Art Contest was held through a virtual streaming event featuring design students of Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Kyushu Designer Gakuin Colleges from Japan, along with students from California State University Long Beach and the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena. Finalists of the contest had their art publicly displayed along the 3rd Street Promenade near Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica, California in one of the most prestigious walking areas of Los Angeles.

Thursday, 23 February 2023 02:52

Japan’s Newest & Most Innovative Hotels

Japan’s Newest & Most Innovative Hotels

– Opened between 2020 and 2021 –

While the world was struggling with the spread of COVID-19, numerous hotels were opening in Japan. Many of these hotels and inns were being prepared for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in anticipation of a deluge of overseas visitors. However, the postponement of the Olympic and Paralympic Games for a year due to the pandemic put the country’s tourism and hotel industries in a difficult economic position. Despite this challenge, the innovative ideas and the desire to start new businesses persisted, and many of the hotels were nevertheless opened for business. The following are some of the most interesting hotels that opened their doors between 2020 and 2021. They’re well worth the visit to discover Japanese culture and the charm of these hotels.

Friday, 25 November 2022 05:19

Volume 42. Issue #281


Please click here for PDF file of actual Table of Contents 

1. Tokyo Journal Editorial (二ヵ国語)
Inside this issue
13. Mizuhiki (二ヵ国語)
Handcrafting rope with a wish for your gift
2. Onbashira (二ヵ国語)
The most dangerous festival in Japan
14. Pritzker Laureate Shigeru Ban
A humanitarian architect
3. Nagano Nostalgia
Historian Peters Grilli recounts his travels
15. Two Stonecutters (二ヵ国語)
Zen wind from Tasaka Juku
4. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (二ヵ国語)
Queen of kawaii headlines Coachella in California
16. Philip Kotler, the Father of Marketing
Marketing master shares his insight
5. Shohei Ohtani (二ヵ国語)
Japan’s gift to America
17. Mixed Methods Research Pioneer
Dr. John Creswell blazing new trails in research
6. The Westin Anaheim Resort
Look into Disneyland from this 4-star resort
18. More Travels with Tani
The late Donald Richie’s travels to Sado
7. Gastronomic Sake
Cuisine compatibility
19. Great Japanese Hotels to Visit After COVID-19 (二ヵ国語)
Travel destinations that opened during the pandemic
8. Nobu Sashimi Salad with Matsuhisa Dressing
Acclaimed Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s recipe
20. International Art Contest (二ヵ国語)
Japanese college art on display in Santa Monica, California
9. Sticky Ribs
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s recipe
21. Mondo Grosso
DJ Shinichi Osawa collabs with Ryuichi Sakamoto & more
10. Michelin-Starred Sushi Kimura
Singapore’s sushi chef Tomoo Kimura
22. I Love Dance (二ヵ国語)
Fashion designer Junko Koshino’s ode to dance
11. Ponzu (二ヵ国語)
The tangy sauce and its unique ingredients
23. Tokyo Pop and Carrie Hamilton
Legendary photographer Bob Gruen’s Japan pics
12. Yakisoba
Home cooking recipe for stir-fried noodles
24. Putting on a Happy Face (二ヵ国語)
Japanese music fans discover Jagwar Twin


280 TOC



Product Reviews: Staying at Home in Style

Friday, 04 June 2021 18:49

Rolling with Rola in L.A.

Rolling with Rola in L.A.

Fashion model, TV talent, actress, and singer Rola has one of the largest social media followings of any Japanese celebrity.

Thursday, 03 June 2021 19:12

Travel to Las Vegas

Travel to Las Vegas

NoMad Las Vegas

On the top four floors of the Park MGM complex, the NoMad Hotel is one of the premier European-style hotels in Las Vegas.

Tuesday, 01 June 2021 21:14

Study in Japan

Study in Japan

Why study in Japan?

Tuesday, 01 June 2021 00:05

Yumiko's Home Cooking: YAKITORI

Yumiko's Home Cooking: YAKITORI

Prep Time:30 min

Cook Time:15 min

Total Time:45 min

Yakitori is a Japanese skewered chicken cooked on a grill with either sweet soy sauce or just salt. You do not marinate the chicken before cooking. It's great for entertaining a big crowd, as it is a kind of finger food and it is easy to make. In this recipe, you will learn how to make the two most common yakitori: negima (chicken and shallots or scallions) and momo (plain chicken thigh) with sweet soy sauce. The recipe also includes different methods of grilling yakitori – on a yakitori griller or barbecue, or using the oven grill or broiler.

Serves:12 skewers


Monday, 31 May 2021 23:41

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto

Chef/Owner of Morimoto Management

Chef Masaharu Morimoto — known to millions as the star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America — has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his seamless integration of Western and Japanese ingredients. Since 1998, Morimoto has competed on the Japanese television show Iron Chef, and he also appears on Food Network’s Iron Chef America.

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