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50 articles published/printed


Chen says China pressured NYU to ditch him

Jun 18, 2013

Chen says China pressured NYU to ditch him

Activist Chen Guangcheng charged that China waged an “unrelenting” pressure campaign that led New York University to end his studies as he voiced fear for academic freedom in the United States. The blind self-taught lawyer, one of the most emblematic Chinese human rights campaigners, ...

Toma watermelon fetches ¥300,000

Jun 18, 2013

Toma watermelon fetches ¥300,000

A black-rind watermelon grown in Hokkaido drew a ¥300,000 bid Monday in the year’s first watermelon auction. The bid for one of the 110 premium Densuke watermelons, a signature product of the town of Toma, matched the top bids fetched in both 2011 and ...

Party chiefs take to the streets for Tokyo race

Jun 18, 2013

Party chiefs take to the streets for Tokyo race

Party leaders and other figures took to Tokyo’s streets Sunday to drum up voter support ahead of the June 23 metropolitan assembly election, which is shaping up as a crucial contest. The metro assembly poll is widely regarded as a prelude to the July ...

Okigusuri

| Jun 18, 2013

Okigusuri

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Dear Alice, I was on a two-week home stay in the countryside of Japan when a visitor came to the house. I don’t think he was expected, but my home-stay mother greeted him like an old friend and fetched a plastic drawer-box from the ...

Jun 18, 2013

Will new 'NSC' enhance security?

Creating a Japanese version of the U.S. National Security Council would risk adding rigidity to the decision-making process during a national emergency.

Jun 18, 2013

No excuse for NPB's deceit

It is unfathomable why Japanese pro baseballl chose not to announce the simple fact that it was making baseballs "more lively" for the 2013 season.

The 'Sunny' side of Taiyo Matsumoto

Jun 18, 2013

The 'Sunny' side of Taiyo Matsumoto

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The Toronto Comics Arts Festival, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, has of late made its name bringing over cutting-edge Japanese artists for signings, live drawing sessions and speaking events. The atmosphere at this year’s event, held in May, in many ways like ...

Fujinami tops fan votes for All-Star Series

Jun 18, 2013

Fujinami tops fan votes for All-Star Series

Highly praised Hanshin Tigers rookie Shintaro Fujinami was the top vote-getter in fan balloting among Central League starters for the upcoming All-Star Series after results were announced at the halfway point on Monday. Fujinami received 96,322 votes, ahead of second-place Hiroshima Carp right-hander Ken ...

Italy beats Mexico, eyes Japan clash

Jun 18, 2013

Italy beats Mexico, eyes Japan clash

Italy delivered a classy performance to beat Mexico behind goals from Andrea Pirlo and Mario Balotelli in its Confederations Cup debut on Sunday. But manager Cesare Prandelli has no plans to bask in the victory at the Maracana, with a tricky proposition in Japan ...