A high school student plays piano at the Face Funabashi building in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, at 17 in June. Photo: Yomiuri Shimbun

Funabashi's piano in Chiba attracts tourists from all corners of Japan

An urban project called "street piano" has attracted passers-by at a commercial facility in Chiba Prefecture,

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A poster is added to a wall of messages that support protests against the controversial extradition project in Hong Kong. Photo: Thomas Peter / Reuters

Walls of Lennon in Hong Kong: Protest via stickers

On Tuesday night, Ines Wong collected seven pieces of cardboard, glued to colored adhesive labels with messages demanding that

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The old Chapman residence is located on a hill in a quiet residential area. Photo: Yomiuri Shimbun

Famous Taisho-era residence reopens as tourist center in Wakayama

The former residence of an American missionary, designed by Isaku Nishimura (1884-1963), a Shingu architect, Wakayama prefecture, opened

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Photo: Anno by Toshifumi Kitamura / Getty Images

Internal struggles, human psyche, us: Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion came to life on 4's October 1995, as a half-hour anime series

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Visitors look for a display related to the manga works at the Yokote Masuda Manga Museum in Aikta province. Photo: Yomiuri Shimbun

Akita manga museum reopens after renovations

The Yokote Masuda Manga Museum reopened in Yokote, Akita province, after undergoing renovations since April.

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Caravaggio's painting "Judith Beheading Holofernes" is presented to the press at the Drouot auction house in Paris on Friday. Source: The Associated Press

Painting of Caravaggio on display for the last time before auction

Last Friday, visitors had a last chance to admire a painting of 400 years found in an attic

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KPF's 420 Sky Mile Tower was the centerpiece of its Next Tokyo 2045 proposal, which included floating farms and homes for half a million people in Tokyo Bay. Photo: Courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox

Forgotten Tokyo: Architectural wonders that have not gone off paper

Protected by cylindrical walls of reinforced concrete, the steel and glass "depths" extend for hundreds of meters in the

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The Dragon Ball manga series by Toriyama Akira is one of many exhibited in London along with more visceral works exploring complex subjects. Photo: AFP

Japanese manga show show in London

"Manga is the most popular form of storytelling today," said Hartwig Fischer, director of the museum at the launch of "Citi

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Photo by Taku Yaginuma / Special to The Yomiuri Shimbun Artworks including the gold-colored "Taiyo no Kao" (Face of the Sun), left, line the garden of the Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum.

Explore Okamoto's old studio

Taro Okamoto (1911-1996) used to say that "Art is like the sun". The artist, known as "Taiyo no To"

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Princess Hisako looks at byobu folding screens "Chinese Lions" at a special exhibition of the Tsumugu Project held at Tokyo National Museum in Taito Ward, Tokyo, on Tuesday.

Princess Hisako visits cultural treasures exhibition of the Tsumugu Project

Princess Hisako, widow of the late Prince Takamado, visited a special exhibition entitled "Masterpieces of Japanese Art: Sesshu and

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