Talk With Travelers: Gora Koen Comes Alive At Night With Light, Music Extravaganza

TALK WITH TRAVELERS: Gora Koen comes alive at night with light, music extravaganza

Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories featuring the aesthetic landscapes of Mount Fuji, Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture and Izu in Shizuoka Prefecture, which have been visited by an increasing number of tourists from overseas. Based on conversations with travelers, the series casts light on sceneries and cultural heritages that gave form to these areas.

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Fairies Feel 'alive' In Their New Pv

Fairies feel 'ALIVE' in their new PV

The PV for Fairies new song "ALIVE" has been uploaded onto Avex's YouTube channel. 

"ALIVE" will be included in the group's new album "JUKEBOX" due out on June 20. It's described as a simple medium-tempo tune. 

Morioka Embraces New Young Talent To Keep Geisha Tradition Alive

Morioka embraces new young talent to keep geisha tradition aliveMorioka, the capital of Iwate Prefecture, is striving to preserve and revitalize the time-honored tradition of geisha entertainers for which the city was once famous.
From the late 19th century through much of the 20th century, Morioka was a hub for outstanding geigi — synonymous with geisha — drawing political and business heavyweights to the area’s high-end traditional Japanese restaurants, known as ryotei, where the geigi performed.

Robots Helping To Keep Japanese Farms Alive And Thriving

Robots helping to keep Japanese farms alive and thrivingJapanese farmers are under pressure from both cheap imports and declining productivity due to the aging of the population. But some are starting to take action. A high-tech approach is one solution, and they are also changing their way of doing business to take advantage of their strengths.

Sumo: Kotoshogiku Keeps Japanese Title Hopes Alive With 8th Win

Sumo: Kotoshogiku keeps Japanese title hopes alive with 8th winOzeki Kotoshogiku remained on course to become Japan's first champion in a decade Monday with a convincing eighth straight win at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament.
The Fukuoka-born grappler was never in danger of seeing his unbeaten start come to an end, quickly getting a left-handed grip on Kaisei's (3-6) belt and shunting the Brazilian-born No. 3 maegashira over the ridge.

Mazda Rotary Engine Was Kept Alive For 8 Years By 50 Engineers

2015 Tokyo Motor Show : Mazda RX-Vision Concept Live PhotosThe Mazda RX-Vision concept is one of the standouts at this year's Tokyo Motor Show thanks to a drop-dead gorgeous design and a revival of the Wankel engine. The fact that the rotary is still in development at Mazda is thanks to a dedicated group of 50 engineers. According to Automotive News, their dream for the last eight years has been to bring this storied engine design back to the street.

Japan Beats Samoa 26-5 To Keep Rwc Quarterfinal Hopes Alive

Japan beats Samoa 26-5 to keep RWC quarterfinal hopes aliveJapan kept alive its chances of reaching the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals with a comprehensive 26-5 win against Samoa in their Pool B match on Saturday.
The contest was expected to be relatively even, even though Japan had beaten Manu Samoa only three times in 25 years, and taken some giant beatings.