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64 articles published/printed


What's in a name? A lot if you're pope

Mar 14, 2013

What's in a name? A lot if you're pope

From Pius to Clement, Hilarius to Simplicius, papal names from down the centuries are inextricably linked to the brilliant or wretched legacies of the men who have ruled the Vatican. Cardinals gathered in a secret conclave to elect a new pope to head up ...

University of Tokyo to begin recommendation-based entrance exam

Mar 14, 2013

University of Tokyo to begin recommendation-based entrance exam

The University of Tokyo, one of the most prestigious universities in Japan, aims to introduce a recommendation-based entrance examination system for the first time since its establishment in 1877, university sources said Tuesday. In about five years, the national university will scrap written exams ...

Mar 14, 2013

A troubling win in Kenya

On one hand, Kenya's presidential election could be viewed as a triumph of democracy — on the other, a nationalistic snub of the global community.

On the ubiquity of great design

Mar 14, 2013

On the ubiquity of great design

by Stuart Munro

Originally made as a program broadcast on NHK’s education channel, “Design Ah!” — led by graphic designer Taku Satoh, Interactive designer and artist Yugo Nakamura, and musician Keigo Oyamada — has gone one step further to become an interactive exhibition. Taking the films and ...

The diverse works of Asian women artists

Mar 14, 2013

The diverse works of Asian women artists

by C.B. Liddell

I don’t normally visit exhibitions in company, but this time I made an exception and press-ganged a female acquaintance to join me. The reason for this was that the show I visited, “Women In-Between: Asian Women Artists 1984-2012″ at the Tochigi Prefectural Museum of ...

Hakuho stands alone atop standings at 4-0

Mar 14, 2013

Hakuho stands alone atop standings at 4-0

Hakuho was in the familiar position of being alone at top as the yokozuna beat Myogiryu on Wednesday to hold the only perfect record through four days at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament. Hakuho had lost to the second-ranked maegashira in January, but the ...