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Fitzgerald’s crew wasn’t paying attention before deadly collision with container ship: U.S. defense official Preliminary findings from an investigation into the deadly collision off Japan last month between the USS Fitzgerald and a cargo ship direct blame at the ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:46:43 +0900

In big step forward, Tepco finds melted fuel at bottom of reactor 3 in Fukushima The decommissioning process at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant gets a big boost after fuel debris is located at the bottom of reactor 3.... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:35:48 +0900

Public questions Japan’s duck and cover drills On July 7, during a public assembly in Takahama, Fukui Prefecture, Shunichi Tanaka, head of Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority, was asked how his organization would ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:00:12 +0900

Try checking into a love hotel for a good night’s sleep Around the end of each year’s rainy season in July, it’s common for the media to run articles on the subject of sleep. Hot weather ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:44:28 +0900

Australia spots Chinese spy ship near joint military exercises The Australian Defence Department confirmed reports Saturday that a Chinese spy ship has been operating off the country’s northeast coast in the vicinity of joint ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 21:00:44 +0900

JR Tokai shows off unique multiarmed shinkansen-polishing robot at event Central Japan Railway Co. on Saturday unveiled a new robot tasked with the job of using its multiple brush-tipped arms to prepare the distinctively shaped ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:13:30 +0900

Low-key Kishida seen as rising prospect to replace Abe Low-key Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida emerges as a potential prospect to replace brash Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next year.... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:17:11 +0900

Australian likely 18th person killed by Takata air bag inflator, police say An Australian driver becomes the 18th person worldwide to be killed by a defective Takata air bag.... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:39:14 +0900

U.S. to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea after Warmbier death The United States will ban Americans from traveling to North Korea in the coming weeks due to the “serious risk of arrest and long-term detention,” ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:33:34 +0900

Special counsel asks White House to save documents, mails, recordings from Trump Jr.-Russians meeting The special counsel investigating possible collusion between President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and Russia has asked White House officials to preserve any records of a ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:35:11 +0900

Spicer to exit as Trump shakes up beleaguered press team White House press secretary Sean Spicer abruptly resigned Friday over President Donald Trump’s decision to tap a camera-ready financier to lead the beleaguered White House ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:19:02 +0900

Moscow lawyer who met Trump Jr. had Russian spy agency as client The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. after his father won the Republican nomination for the 2016 U.S. presidential election counted Russia’s FSB security ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:01:46 +0900

Russian envoy overheard saying he discussed campaign with Sessions: report Russia’s ambassador to Washington was overheard by U.S. spy agencies telling his bosses that he had discussed campaign-related matters, including issues important to Moscow, with ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 11:20:09 +0900

Abe to retain potential rival Kishida in Cabinet reshuffle: sources Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has suggested he will retain Fumio Kishida as foreign minister in the Cabinet reshuffle planned for early next month, sources in ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:00:19 +0900

Japan’s swanky Royal Express train debuts to travel along scenic Izu coast Railway operators Tokyu Corp. and Izukyu Corp. on Friday began operating a luxury train service between Yokohama and the south of the Izu Peninsula — ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:54:05 +0900

Fukushima robot finds potential fuel debris hanging like icicles in reactor 3 Tokyo Electric has said that a remotely controlled robot investigating the inside of reactor 3 at the Fukushima No. 1 power plant has finally spotted ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:15:04 +0900

Miyagi lawmakers ask governor to take down suggestive tourism video featuring Dan Mitsu Seven female members of the Miyagi Prefectural Assembly asked the governor on Friday to remove a tourism promotion video the prefecture is using on the ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:03:33 +0900

Toyosu may open in spring but toxic water to stay; Nihonbashi expressway to go underground: Koike Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike backs off a vow to clean up the toxic water under Toyosu and says the Tsukiji fish market might reopen there ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:13:28 +0900

Inada resists calls to resign over alleged SDF activity log cover-up Defense chief Tomomi Inada denies participating in the alleged GSDF log coverup, clinging to her position ahead of a Cabinet reshuffle in which she is ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:10:47 +0900

Trump questions whether Japan’s first lady can speak English U.S. President Donald Trump is a man of controversy and nobody would be surprised if he caused another one.But during a recent interview with The ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:33:53 +0900

Suicide of Olympic stadium worker should be deemed karoshi: lawyer The suicide of a man who logged over 200 hours of overtime building the main stadium for the Olympics was caused by overwork, his family’s ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:33:32 +0900

Did DNA influence Japan’s collectivist society? If you’ve spent any time in Japan you will have heard the expression, “Deru kugi wa utareru” (“The nail that sticks out gets hammered down”). ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:28:49 +0900

Crime headed for new postwar low this year, NPA says Japan saw crime drop 7.7 percent in the first half and the tally for the year is likely to drop to another postwar low, a ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:19:44 +0900

Popular manga ‘One Piece’ to be remade into live-action TV drama Popular manga “One Piece” will become a live-action TV drama through a collaboration with a Hollywood production team, according to the firm that publishes the ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:11:48 +0900

Japan protests South Korean plan to set up ‘comfort women’ memorial day Japan has lodged a protest with South Korea about a plan to create a memorial day to commemorate the Korean females who were forced into ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:21:47 +0900

With three years to go, some worried Japan unprepared for Olympic cyberattack Organizing countermeasures for cyberattacks has become a pressing challenge ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics because a major disruption at the quadrennial sporting bonanza could ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:10:32 +0900

Cavs’ Irving fired up about 2020 Games Kyrie Irving made his first trip to Japan this week, and the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard already has plans to come back.In the summer of ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:31:33 +0900

League-leading Cerezo cruise to fourth straight victory Cerezo Osaka kept a firm grip on the J. League’s top spot by beating Urawa Reds 4-2 on Saturday for their fourth successive win.In the ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:11:42 +0900

Takeda, three Hawks relievers combine for one-hit shutout of Marines Shota Takeda allowed a hit over six innings, and three relievers completed the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks’ 2-0, one-hit shutout of the Chiba Lotte Marines on ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:59:04 +0900

Taguchi looks to fend off Barrera in sixth title defense Perhaps because he does not have an I’m-a-tough-guy type of character, Ryoichi Taguchi is somewhat underestimated.But you can’t overlook the fact that he has defended ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 21:35:36 +0900

Tsutsumi breaks long-lasting national record in men’s discus For the first time in 38 years, Japan has a new men’s discus record, set Saturday when Yuji Tsutsumi reached 60.37 meters.Tsutsumi beat the 60.22 ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 21:14:20 +0900

Hakuho still on target for 39th Emperor’s Cup Record-breaking yokozuna Hakuho zeroed in on his 39th championship title by easily seeing off ozeki Goeido on Saturday, the penultimate day of the Nagoya Grand ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:12:02 +0900

Froome remains in control heading into last two stages Edvald Boasson Hagen showed that brawn and speed don’t guarantee victory at the Tour de France. Winners do their homework, too.Going right around a roundabout ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:02:13 +0900

Irving asks Cavs for trade Kyrie Irving wants the stage for himself.Cleveland’s All-Star point guard has asked the Cavaliers to trade him, two people familiar with the situation told AP ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:39:58 +0900

Spieth two up after 2nd round Jordan Spieth expected a rough time at the British Open before he even got to the golf course.He spent Friday morning at his rented house ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:34:13 +0900

Bolt clocks 9.95 in victory at Diamond League meet In the last Diamond League race of his glittering career, Usain Bolt held on to win the 100 meters at the Herculis track meet on ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:10:06 +0900

Darvish fans 12 in no-decision Yu Darvish had a season-high 12 strikeouts and the Texas Rangers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 extra-innings win over the Tampa Bay ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:06:15 +0900

Lopez’s banner performance not enough for BayStars in 3-3 tie with Giants Jose Lopez went 5-for-5 to fuel the Yokohama BayStars’ three-run comeback in a 3-3 tie with the Yomiuri Giants on Friday.Lopez drove in one run ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:13:01 +0900

Nastase banned from Fed Cup, Davis Cup until 2019 Ilie Nastase has been banned from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019 because of his foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior as Romania’s captain ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:33:11 +0900

U.S. swim team eagerly awaits Phelps’ televised race against shark Michael Phelps’ eagerly anticipated race against a great white shark will keep the USA’s swimmers glued to their television screens at the FINA World Aquatic ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:09:47 +0900

Jamaica, Mexico advance to Gold Cup semifinals Jamaica got an early goal from Shaun Francis and led the rest of the way, holding off Canada 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:38:28 +0900

Ozil poised to sign new deal with Arsenal Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil is close to signing a new contract with the Gunners, according to British media reports on Friday.The German World Cup winner’s ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:56:52 +0900

China continues diving dominance at worlds China claimed another diving gold at the 2017 FINA World Championships. It didn’t go to the Olympic champion.Xie Siyi cruised to victory in men’s 3-meter ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:57:12 +0900

Haslem returning to Heat for 15th season Udonis Haslem believes he can still play, and the Miami Heat apparently agree.The three-time NBA champion has signed a one-year, $2.3 million deal to remain ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:43:05 +0900

Hakuho’s place in pantheon of greats continues to grow On Dec. 24, 2000, a skinny, dejected young Mongolian kid, near the end of his two-month stay in Japan, had seemingly failed in a bid ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:38:00 +0900

World Series hero Sandoval set to re-sign with S.F Giants Brandon Belt expects Panda-monium in San Francisco once more.Pablo Sandoval plans to sign a minor league contract to return to the Giants, a person with ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:24:40 +0900

New coach Lamas wants Japan to play fast-breaking style At long last, the Japan men’s national team can legitimately begin its developmental project as its skipper has finally stepped onto the boat.Julio Lamas, who ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:21:22 +0900

Long jumper Takada sets national record at World Para Athletics Championships Chiaki Takada won silver in the women’s long jump T11 category at the World Para Athletics Championships on Thursday.In the event for athletes with visual ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 18:55:59 +0900

To find the joys of ‘real Japan,’ get on your bike Japanese society and culture seem intrinsically suited to bicycles, which require a degree of safety of environment and intimacy that are alien to many thunderously ...... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:25:25 +0900

Views from Osaka: How worried are you about the possibility of attack by North Korea? People in Kansai's commercial capital were asked if they feel concerned about the prospect of missile attacks by North Korea on Japan — and whether ...... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:24:51 +0900

When open minds fight closed courts in Japan Pressure from academic Lawrence Repeta opened Japan's courts to scrutiny by journalists from outside the press clubs, as well as scholars and bloggers.... Pubdate: Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:25:00 +0900

House sitting in Japan — still mostly an expatriate affair A reader writes in about the possibility of coming to Japan as a house sitter.... Pubdate: Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:24:58 +0900

For East Asian students, ‘Confucius made me do it’ is no excuse To understand why some students in Japan, China and Korea plagiarize or don't speak out, it's worth looking at their modern education systems.... Pubdate: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 22:54:05 +0900

Views from Tokyo: What are your thoughts on terrorism in Japan and back home? Foreign nationals in Shibuya give their general thoughts on terrorism, whether conspiracy legislation is necessary to fight it, and how safe they feel in their ...... Pubdate: Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:55:51 +0900

Jean Pearce, Japan Times columnist and author, 1921-2017 Jean Pearce, my mother, who for decades helped Japan's foreign community feel more at home in their adopted country through her columns in The Japan ...... Pubdate: Sun, 09 Jul 2017 17:30:46 +0900

Thank you, Jean Pearce, for helping us get things done in Japan If the U.S. had Ann Landers and Dear Abby, and Britain had Marge Proops, then Japan had Jean Pearce — someone who transcended the title ...... Pubdate: Sun, 09 Jul 2017 17:29:51 +0900

Spoken English tests among entrance exam reforms Japan’s students will face in 2020 Upcoming changes to Japanese university admissions have students, parents and teachers raising their hands to ask questions.... Pubdate: Wed, 05 Jul 2017 19:10:15 +0900

Unorthodox acupuncturist’s point is to make sure you never have to come back "It is my job to ensure that patients do not need to see me" is written in large letters on the web page of Thomas ...... Pubdate: Wed, 05 Jul 2017 19:09:34 +0900

‘No foreign tenants’ — and not much you can do about it Landlords in Japan are within their rights to refuse to rent to foreign residents, but some services are stepping in to bridge the gap.... Pubdate: Sun, 02 Jul 2017 20:22:12 +0900

New law to guarantee the guarantor pays Until the postwar growth period, the majority of Japanese rented rather than owned the places where they lived, but renters in Japan have never had ...... Pubdate: Sun, 02 Jul 2017 18:23:13 +0900

How not to create a stink at the office More domestic companies are taking the issue of unpleasant odors in the workplace seriously.... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:02:02 +0900

Yasuhiko Tsuchida: Bringing a hint of Japan to Venetian glass art On a sweltering summer day in Venice, the temperature in Yasuhiko Tsuchida’s glass-making atelier feels at least 10 degrees hotter than it is outside. Men ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:56:25 +0900

The Kumano Kodo: Hot spring-boiled eggs and ancient bento along the trail I alighted at Kii Tanabe Station to hike the Kumano Kodo, a wooded trail through Japan’s spiritual heartland in Wakayama Prefecture that leads to the ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:54:00 +0900

Kiji: Innovation and tradition in ‘okonomiyaki’ As everyone in Osaka and every guidebook about the city will tell you, okonomiyaki, that pancake-like Japanese dish, is this city’s soul food. It’s comfort ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:52:27 +0900

Le Sucre-Couer: Riding the wave of boulangerie culture We are living through a renaissance for the boulangerie in Japan. In just about every city and town across the country you’ll find artisanal bakers ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:50:14 +0900

The circular evolution and history of Japanese rice cookers Cooking rice, the staple grain of the Japanese diet for hundreds of years, used to be a laborious process. A dedicated heavy cast iron or ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:48:42 +0900

Lemon No Baumkuchen: Not all that glitters is snack gold Family Mart is putting forward some sophisticated sweets for the next few months. The chain recently debuted its new “Jewelry Sweets” line, which are premium ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:46:40 +0900

Paul Christie: Exploring the heart of Japan on foot The British CEO of Walk Japan discusses hiking in Japan.... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:32:52 +0900

Hands-on experience whets appetite for Japanese swords Paul Martin, an expert with 25 years of experience, teaches how to appreciate Japanese blades at the Sword Museum in Tokyo.... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:38:46 +0900

Traveling through time with the kids in tow Life in Japan has changed dramatically over the past 100 years. In the span of a few generations, millions of Japanese left the countryside and ...... Pubdate: Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:55:05 +0900

Strange days of today’s technology Hang in there, the stinky summer could soon be over Summer always seems to come with an increased level of bad odors. Whether it’s from ...... Pubdate: Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:54:11 +0900

Growing paper clothes in rural Japan A small community in Miyagi Prefecture is struggling to continue making one of its most-famous craft exports — Shiroishi handmade paper and paper clothes... Pubdate: Sat, 15 Jul 2017 23:00:46 +0900

Designer Yosuke Ushigome finds solutions to culture shock in English and humor How do you solve a geopolitical problem like Kim Jong Un? Containment? Embargoes? Propaganda? Regime change? Synchronized baseball?... Pubdate: Sat, 15 Jul 2017 22:58:26 +0900

Once a food for the upper classes, tofu is now enjoyed by the masses It’s not certain exactly when tofu was introduced to Japan. One theory holds that it was brought over from China by the great Buddhist priest ...... Pubdate: Sat, 15 Jul 2017 22:56:19 +0900

Maruka: Shikoku-style ‘udon’ at its best, if you don’t mind the wait Many of Tokyo’s finest restaurants are so hidden away you hardly know they’re even there. But there’s little chance of missing Maruka. In the unlikely ...... Pubdate: Sat, 15 Jul 2017 22:52:41 +0900

Mikkeller Tokyo: Danish flair in deepest darkest Dogenzaka Everybody likes a happy ending, especially when the story involves one of Tokyo’s most popular pubs. That’s why many cheered when Mikkeller Tokyo announced its ...... Pubdate: Sat, 15 Jul 2017 22:50:56 +0900

Germans increasingly shunning pork, going green The nation that gave the world bratwurst and hot dogs is cutting back on its favorite pork sausages and larding up plates with more veggie ...... Pubdate: Sat, 15 Jul 2017 22:48:38 +0900

Mango Grapefruit Snowflakes Sherbet: Sweet, tart and perfect for summer One of the most popular desserts to take off in Tokyo over the last two years has been shaved ice from outside Japan. Taiwanese baobing, ...... Pubdate: Sat, 15 Jul 2017 22:46:44 +0900

Saitama’s Nagatoro is home to stillness, motion and an endless variety of color It wasn’t immediately clear what the man tossing large pebbles at the torii of a shrine was trying to achieve.What appeared to be the desecration ...... Pubdate: Fri, 14 Jul 2017 23:42:16 +0900

You don’t have to go broke to have fun this summer The sweaty months of July through September in Tokyo can evoke a sense of climatic dread among visitors and residents alike, not to mention palpitation-inducing ...... Pubdate: Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:37:17 +0900

‘Roadside Lights’: Capturing Japan through its lonely vending machines Photographer Eiji Ohashi gained a deeper appreciation of Japan’s ubiquitous vending machines one harsh night in his Hokkaido hometown of Wakkanai, Japan’s northernmost city. Roadside ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:58:03 +0900

‘Building Japan, 1868-1876’: Reflections from the father of Japan’s modern public works Richard Henry Brunton was a Scottish engineer who came to Japan in 1868, one of a number of o-yatoi-gaikokujin — foreigners hired to help Japan ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:36:50 +0900

‘Tokyo Geek’s Guide’: Mapping the epicenter of ‘otaku’ culture Anyone on the lookout for “weird Japan” culture, take note. Tokyo Geek’s Guide, by Gianni Simone.144 pages TUTTLE, Nonfiction. Around the world, Japan’s otaku (geek) ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:34:46 +0900

‘Annoying’ Bieber barred from China over 2014 Yasukuni visit Justin Bieber is not welcome to perform in China because of his “bad behavior,” Beijing authorities have said, after the pop idol angered many Chinese ...... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 17:13:09 +0900

Linkin Park singer Bennington found dead in apparent suicide Chester Bennington, the lead singer of rock band Linkin Park, was found dead on Thursday at his Southern California home in an apparent suicide, the ...... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:23:37 +0900

Satoshi Miyagi makes history on a stage in France The government’s Cool Japan initiative may be focused on spreading anime around the world, but Japanese culture scored a significant victory in France earlier this ...... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:33:04 +0900

Five young dancers hope to steal the spotlight in Japan-made version of ‘Billy Elliot’ When the call for auditions went out in November 2015, 1,346 boys sent in their head shots and resumes hoping to land what could be ...... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:19:08 +0900

First-time writer Shinsuke Numata wins prestigious Akutagawa Prize A 38-year-old first-time writer is the winner of the 157th Akutagawa Prize for his story “Eiri,” the awards selection committee announced Wednesday.“It’s a great honor, ...... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 23:07:04 +0900

Director Ryuichi Hiroki discusses ‘Side Job.’ and the changing feelings Fukushima evokes Interviews with Japanese directors tend to be straightforward PR exercises. The subjects may be friendly, but they are also disinclined to deviate from their script, ...... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:40:41 +0900

‘Side Job.’ presents an authentic portrayal of life in Fukushima after disaster The Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 and its aftermath have been the focus of many films, both fiction and nonfiction. However, most of them ...... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:39:16 +0900

‘Okja’ reminds us of friendship and factory farming Bong Joon-ho’s latest film, “Okja,” received a four-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival in May, an about-face reaction from the loud boos heard ...... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:38:54 +0900

Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton to team up one last time in Nashville concert Country music star Kenny Rogers is planning to take a final bow with Dolly Parton in a Nashville concert celebrating his 60-year career.Rogers, 78, who ...... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:33:45 +0900

Keiji Haino at 65: ‘I want to be a bad boy, right until the end’ “I don’t want people to treat me like a god,” says Keiji Haino, chuckling. “I want to be a bad boy, right until the end.”An ...... Pubdate: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:25:40 +0900

A bite of the virtual reality sandwich What happens when you take the Nazi zombies, coin collecting, cuddly creatures, xenomorphs, etc., out of video games and you just wander around virtual reality?While pondering ...... Pubdate: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:24:01 +0900

‘Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’ July 20-Oct. 9The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, was founded through donations from generous Boston citizens, private collectors and companies. Despite being self-funded, it is ...... Pubdate: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:23:01 +0900

‘Utamaro’s Masterpieces Reunited: Fukagawa in the Snow and Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara — Together After 138 Years’ July 28-Oct. 29Though the ukiyo-e artist Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) was more famous for his bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women), he also produced large-scale scroll paintings, ...... Pubdate: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:22:21 +0900

‘Theo Jansen’ July 15-Sept. 18Nick-named the “Leonardo da Vinci of the 21st Century,” Dutch contemporary artist Theo Jansen creates works inspired by biological evolution. Since the 1990s, ...... Pubdate: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 17:21:49 +0900

With Clooney on board, U.S. aid groups team up on Africa’s humanitarian crisis Eight of the world’s biggest aid groups are joining together in a new campaign to get more attention in the U.S. for what the United ...... Pubdate: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:33:38 +0900

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies at 89 Martin Landau, a star of the 1960s television series “Mission: Impossible” who made a late-career comeback with an Academy Award-winning performance in the 1994 film ...... Pubdate: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 10:00:27 +0900

George Romero, father of the zombie film, with added social commentary, dies at 77 George Romero, whose classic “Night of the Living Dead” and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead ...... Pubdate: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:02:38 +0900

Motown greats hitting their stride when Detroit’s 1967 riots halted, helped reshape their sound It wasn’t sweet music that brought Martha Reeves to the microphone at the Fox Theatre that day in July 1967; it was brutal reality.Detroit was ...... Pubdate: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 07:39:13 +0900

Protecting the marine environment Japan can and should do more to preserve the world's oceans.... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:02:55 +0900

A reset for Abe’s constitutional revision agenda? The sudden implosion in Abe's popularity has significant consequences for his agenda of constitutional revision.... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:42:58 +0900

What a London cabbie learned from Uber Uber has delivered a much-needed wake-up call to London's taxi industry.... Pubdate: Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:00:02 +0900

Learning from lapses in corporate governance Japanese companies have been given the tools to improve their corporate governance, now it's up to them to learn how to use these tools effectively.... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:35:16 +0900

Hypocrisy in the South China Sea There are no "innocents" in the South China Sea — only degrees of rationalization.... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:35:04 +0900

Championing TPP 2.0 could give Abe his global moment To save his political hide, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should do something arguably no Japanese leader has done in decades: project strength and leadership abroad.... Pubdate: Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:31:34 +0900

Filling the gap left by America’s decline America's colossal military might no longer ensures it can have its own way automatically around the world.... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:35:35 +0900

Another nail in Hong Kong’s coffin Hong Kong democracy is on its death bed.... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:34:42 +0900

A gay purge in Chechnya The world must loudly condemn the Chechen campaign against its gay population... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:33:39 +0900

Will the Doklam standoff lead to a second Sino-Indian war? While domestic calculations hold New Delhi back from going to war with Beijing, in China's case it is its international image that prevents it from ...... Pubdate: Thu, 20 Jul 2017 18:31:53 +0900

The abrupt fall of a political hero Few politicians have endured a more stunning fall from grace than former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:10:33 +0900

Trump’s climate decision won’t matter U.S. President Donald Trump probably pulled America out of the Paris climate accord to bolster his sagging popularity ratings, but the rest of the world ...... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:09:45 +0900

The Bank of Japan’s three communications challenges Eventually the BOJ will need to clarify its monetary policy stance.... Pubdate: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:08:00 +0900

Tireless advocate for human rights in China dies It is remarkable and revealing that China, a country that threatens to upend the balance of power in Asia, was so frightened by one man.... Pubdate: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:10:58 +0900

Time for constructive engagement with Kim Pyongyang's successful test of an ICBM could be a game changer for U.S. President Donald Trump in dealing with North Korea.... Pubdate: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:09:20 +0900

U.S. once again learns that intervention isn’t cost-free It's time for Washington to turn defense responsibilities over to Seoul and withdraw its troops from the Korean Peninsula.... Pubdate: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:08:32 +0900

Trust is falling in Western democratic institutions One clue to understanding the loss of trust in the professional integrity of the Western media is their unrelenting efforts to demonize Russian President Vladimir ...... Pubdate: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:07:42 +0900

Did dissident Liu Xiaobo die for nothing? Far from a sign of strength, the Chinese regime's mistreatment of Liu Xiaobo amounted to an indication of its weakness, insecurity and fear.... Pubdate: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:06:08 +0900

Why robots won’t steal all our jobs New technologies inspire new jobs, a study concludes.... Pubdate: Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:05:53 +0900

The dilemma facing the Group of 20 As the G-20 enters its ninth year, it should assess what has worked, what has not, and why.... Pubdate: Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:10:21 +0900

Reducing the cost of hosting the Olympic Games Tokyo is under pressure to reduce the cost of hosting the Olympics, both for its own sake and the sake of future host cities.... Pubdate: Sun, 16 Jul 2017 17:09:25 +0900








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