Japan http://tpr.org en Japanese Soldier Who Fought On For 29 Years After WWII Dies http://tpr.org/post/japanese-soldier-who-fought-29-years-after-wwii-dies Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese intelligence officer who for 29 years after the end of World War II continued to hide, fight and kill in the jungles of the Philippines because he did not believe the war was over, has died.<p>Japan's <a href="http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/people/AJ201401170048" target="_blank"><em>Asahi Shimbun</em> says</a> Onoda died Thursday in a Tokyo hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 91. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:28:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 25236 at http://tpr.org Japanese Soldier Who Fought On For 29 Years After WWII Dies The 47 Ronin Remembered http://tpr.org/post/47-ronin-remembered <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Each week on World Music, we not only hear great sounds and songs from around the world, but I share a little news about the many interesting festivals that are taking place this week as well. Read on to learn about an one of Japan's most celebrated stories, "pole dancing" in Guatemala, and a controversial practice in India.</span></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:14:11 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 23315 at http://tpr.org The 47 Ronin Remembered Yamato Drummers Make San Antonio Stop This Weekend http://tpr.org/post/yamato-drummers-make-san-antonio-stop-weekend <p>There’s an act coming to San Antonio that can’t be beat -- The Yamato Drummers. Arts San Antonio is bringing them to the Lila Cockrell this Sunday. The&nbsp; group use ancient Taiko drums, but in very untraditional ways. Gen Hidaka talks about how their performance varies from tradition.</p><p>"It’s really original, it’s really modern and it’s really dynamic music," Hidaka said. "And people also consider that it’s really entertaining. We also sometimes sing. It’s not only about music it could be like martial arts. It’s like boxing."</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:38:06 +0000 Jack Morgan 20603 at http://tpr.org Yamato Drummers Make San Antonio Stop This Weekend Fighting For The Gods http://tpr.org/post/fighting-gods <p>Festivals associated with the gods are normally characterized by peace and reverence, but not at the <a href="http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/spot/festival/nadanokenka.html" target="_blank">Nada No Kenka</a> Matsuri&nbsp;(Oct. 14-15) in Japan. Every year, men of all ages engage in a colossal pushing, shoving and general rowdiness at a procession involving large shrines mounted on platforms carried through the streets.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:03:57 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 20055 at http://tpr.org Fighting For The Gods World Celebrations: An Indian Flower Festival In San Antonio http://tpr.org/post/world-celebrations-indian-flower-festival-san-antonio <p></p><p><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">Each week on World Music, we not only hear great sounds from around the world, but I share a little news about the many interesting festivals that are taking place this week as well. This week, hear about a flower festival celebrated in India--and right here in San Antonio, as well!</span></p><p><strong><span style="letter-spacing: 0.0px">BATHUKAMMA</span></strong></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:50:14 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 19667 at http://tpr.org World Celebrations: An Indian Flower Festival In San Antonio Get An Up Close Look At Samurai, At SAMA's "Lethal Beauty" http://tpr.org/post/get-close-look-samurai-samas-lethal-beauty <p></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:01:55 +0000 Jack Morgan 19211 at http://tpr.org Get An Up Close Look At Samurai, At SAMA's "Lethal Beauty" World Music Celebrations: Honoring A Saint, Banishing Spirits http://tpr.org/post/world-music-celebrations-honoring-saint-banishing-spirits <p></p><div>Each week on World Music (Saturday nights from 8-10 on KSTX 89.1 FM), I take a look at festivals happening around the world along with the music of the cultures they represent. This week, we’re ridding the land of evil spirits in Japan, and celebrating St. Joseph in Spain.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p><strong>LAS FALLAS</strong></p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 03:06:15 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 7716 at http://tpr.org World Music Celebrations: Honoring A Saint, Banishing Spirits "In Focus" With Shugo Tokumaru http://tpr.org/post/focus-shugo-tokumaru <p></p><p>Toyko, Japan's Shugo&nbsp;Tokumaru is a rapidly rising star in his own country, and with his <a href="http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS21665" target="_blank">anticipated showcase</a> at&nbsp;South By Southwest (SXSW) next month, perhaps worldwide. Tokumaru started playing the piano at age five, and has been immersed in the music world since then. His ardent fans await his releases with unbridled enthusiasm.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 03:23:38 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 6592 at http://tpr.org "In Focus" With Shugo Tokumaru World Music Celebrations: Japan's Nude Festival http://tpr.org/post/world-music-celebrations-japans-nude-festival <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Each week on World Music (Saturday nights from 8-10 on KSTX 89.1 FM), I take a look at celebrations happening around the world. This week, chasing the "naked man" in Japan!</span></p><p><strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">KONOMIYA HADAKA MATSURI FESTIVAL</span></strong></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 23:00:33 +0000 Deirdre Saravia 6122 at http://tpr.org World Music Celebrations: Japan's Nude Festival