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43 articles published/printed


Jun 30, 2013

Internationalizing university terms

After abandoning the idea of a fall start to the academic year, the University of Tokyo will try again to internationalize by setting up an interim quarterly system.

Small is beautiful in a Kanazawa garden

Jun 30, 2013

Small is beautiful in a Kanazawa garden

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It is always heartwarming to come across a historical preservation area where people actually live and go about their daily lives. Such is Nagamachi, one of several older districts of Kanazawa, the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture on the Sea of Japan coast. Less ...

Preaching Endo's theme of a maternal divinity

Jun 30, 2013

Preaching Endo's theme of a maternal divinity

Endo Shusaku has helped Japanese Christians to assimilate their painful past and has weaned them away from narrow concerns with dogma or sexual guilt to project instead a broad and humane vision of the faith, sensitively attuned to the Japanese context. KIKU’S PRAYER, by ...

Complete translation of 'Kafu's first masterpiece'

Jun 30, 2013

Complete translation of 'Kafu's first masterpiece'

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The English reader has in this volume a complete translation of works of fiction, interspersed with thinly disguised autobiography and essay-like passages, composed by a young Japanese man who was to go on to become one of the finest Japanese writers of the 20th ...

Brown imparting wisdom to Japan squad

| Jun 30, 2013

Brown imparting wisdom to Japan squad

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Larry Brown, the Basketball Hall of Fame coach, has never been accused of embracing job stability. So maybe it's not surprising that his older brother, Herb, also a basketball lifer, has had a nomadic existence in the coaching business, too.

Murray rolls into 4th round

Jun 30, 2013

Murray rolls into 4th round

Andy Murray kept his campaign to become Britain’s first Wimbledon champion since 1936 comfortably on course Friday but Sergiy Stakhovsky, the shock conqueror of Roger Federer, crashed out. Murray, the second seed, breezed past Spanish veteran Tommy Robredo, the 32nd seed, 6-2, 6-4, 7-5. ...

O'Malley-Japan baseball exhibit opens

Jun 30, 2013

O'Malley-Japan baseball exhibit opens

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Former Los Angeles Dodgers president Peter O’Malley was in Tokyo on Saturday morning to celebrate the opening of a special exhibition of Dodgers memorabilia at the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame. O’Malley and NPB commissioner Ryozo Kato were among those who participated in a ...

South Africa whips Japan in Rugby World Cup Sevens

Jun 30, 2013

South Africa whips Japan in Rugby World Cup Sevens

Japan’s men suffered their second straight Pool B defeat at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow on Saturday, losing 33-0 to South Africa and falling out of contention for the championship. Only the six pool winners and the two best runners-up qualify for ...

Cartwright won't return to Osaka Evessa

Jun 30, 2013

Cartwright won't return to Osaka Evessa

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Former Chicago Bulls head coach Bill Cartwright has parted ways with the Osaka Evessa, the bj-league team he resurrected after an awful start last season. In a news release posted on its website at midnight on Saturday, the Evessa announced that Cartwright’s tenure as ...