spain
Spain
Madrid
Susumu Yamada
2017.08.30

Obon, Kisei, Oyabuiri – Festival of the Dead, Returning Home, Servants’ Holiday

Terms like these often make an appearance around this time of the year, but if you live overseas, it’s no simple matter to go back to your family home, so if you do go back after being away for some time, you start thinking six months beforehand about who you’re going to meet, when and where, as well as what you’re going to see, buy, and eat, to narrow down your itinerary. Continue reading “Obon, Kisei, Oyabuiri – Festival of the Dead, Returning Home, Servants’ Holiday”
spain
Spain
Madrid
Susumu Yamada
2017.07.11

Prado Pride

Last year, we had reports on Gay Pride Parades from our special correspondents in Amsterdam and Berlin. This year, Madrid celebrated 40 years since holding the first pride parade in Spain in 1977, and it was in particularly extravagant style. Continue reading “Prado Pride”
spain
Spain
Madrid
Susumu Yamada
2017.03.28

Abdication

While the announcement by Japan’s Emperor of his intention to abdicate has provoked much debate, the way forward remains unclear. Three years ago in 2014, however, Spain’s King Juan Carlos I relinquished the throne after 39 years Continue reading “Abdication”