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Japanese Fishermen Visit Alaska for Ideas on Sustainability
Culture / Economy / Japan

Japanese Fishermen Visit Alaska for Ideas on Sustainability

A group of Japanese fishermen is touring the Northwest United States to get an education in fisheries. The group’s first stop was Juneau. 37-year-old Fumihiro Sugawara is a chum salmon fisherman in Rausu, which is located in the northeast of Hokkaido Island in Japan. He’s been fishing for 16 years. He and 12 other Japanese … Continue reading »

Japanese Artist Snaps Mind-Bending Go-Pro Photos of Bonsais in Space
Art / Culture / Japan

Japanese Artist Snaps Mind-Bending Go-Pro Photos of Bonsais in Space

Azuma Makoto, a 38-year-old artist from Tokyo, used large helium balloons to send his two botanical arrangements into space: “Shiki 1,” a Japanese white pine bonsai tree suspended from a metal frame, and an untitled collection of orchids, lilies, hydrangeas, and irises. The project is called Exobiotanica, and was aided by Sacramento-based JP Aerospace, an organization that sends … Continue reading »

Exhibition of French Vintage Clocks From Romanian Museum Collections
Art / Culture / France / Romania

Exhibition of French Vintage Clocks From Romanian Museum Collections

Temporary exhibition “Genio Gallico, vintage French clocks from Romanian museum collections” will open today at 1 pm at the National History Museum of Romania in Bucharest, reports a press release. The event is under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with Peles National Museum, Cotroceni National Museum, the National Art Museum of … Continue reading »

Manhattan Yelpers Get A Taste Of Latin America at Yerba Buena Perry
Argentina / Chile / Cuba / Culture / Mexico / Peru

Manhattan Yelpers Get A Taste Of Latin America at Yerba Buena Perry

Never had a chance to check out Yerba Buena Perry? Well, you’ve been missing out on their innovative take on Latin American cuisine. The team at YBP work their magic to create vibrant flavors from the cultures of Cuba, Peru, Mexico, Chile, and Argentina. All prepared in an open kitchen setting, it gives you a … Continue reading »

Botequim Will Bring Brazilian Culture to Union Square in September
Brazil / Culture / Food

Botequim Will Bring Brazilian Culture to Union Square in September

Did you have a chance to drop into the Botequim pop-up during the World Cup? Chef-owner Marco Moreira, a native of Brazil, turned the bottom floor of his space at the Hyatt in Union Square into a restaurant that channels his home country’s botequims, casual neighborhood restaurants where people meet for drinks and snacks. They’re … Continue reading »

Hampshire Saxon Treasure on Loan to Holland
Culture / News / The Netherlands

Hampshire Saxon Treasure on Loan to Holland

One of Hampshire’s most important Anglo-Saxon treasures has gone on display in the Netherlands. The Alton Buckle, discovered in the mid 1960s, and usually displayed in the town’s Curtis Museum, is spending the summer in the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden as part of its ‘Golden Middle Ages’ exhibition. The showcase marks the … Continue reading »

Music for Peace, All Over the World
Culture / Music / United States of America

Music for Peace, All Over the World

Richard Maunders reports on a unique international music project which promotes peaceful global change. Marrying Rolling Stone Keith Richards with Aztec Indian percussionists, Mexican horns, an Australian didgeridoo, a Congolese bassist and an array of other talented international musicians may come across as a bit off the wall. But in the case of the remarkable eight-track album Making The … Continue reading »

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art opens ‘Superflow’
Art / Culture / Macedonia

Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art opens ‘Superflow’

Museum Alex Mylona – Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art presents the exhibition “Τ.Α.Μ.Α. Superflow”, curated by art historian, Alexios Papazacharias. The exhibition opened at Museum Alex Mylona – Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens in June and will run until October 26. The exhibition is part of the platform of Maria Papadimitriou’s project “T.A.M.A.” … Continue reading »