September 2013
M T W T F S S
« Aug   Oct »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30  

66 articles published/printed


DoCoMo to market iPhone to win back Softbank clients

Sep 12, 2013

DoCoMo to market iPhone to win back Softbank clients

NTT DoCoMo Inc. has agreed to start selling Apple Inc.’s latest iPhones in an effort to halt the erosion of its market share by its smaller rivals. The two new models for DoCoMo’s network — a cheaper version in bright colors and an updated ...

Mirrorless the new focus at Olympus

Sep 12, 2013

Mirrorless the new focus at Olympus

Scandal-tainted Olympus Corp. has no immediate plan to renew lineups of conventional single-lens reflex cameras, President Hiroyuki Sasa said Tuesday. “For the time being, we have no intention” to introduce new models, Sasa said at a press conference in Tokyo, suggesting that the company ...

Securing Assad's chemical arsenal would be daunting task

| Sep 12, 2013

Securing Assad's chemical arsenal would be daunting task

As diplomats wrangled over competing plans for securing Syria’s chemical weapons, arms-control experts warned Tuesday of the formidable challenges involved in carrying out such a complex and risky operation in the midst of a raging civil war. U.N. teams dispatched to Syria for the ...

Tourists once again return to Portugal

Sep 12, 2013

Tourists once again return to Portugal

The famous No. 28 tram, winding its way through the narrow streets of Lisbon, is packed. Foreign tourists are flocking to Lisbon, as well as the southern coastal Algarve region — and that’s just the shot in the arm that the crisis-hit country needs. ...

Producers of musicals take shows overseas

Sep 12, 2013

Producers of musicals take shows overseas

by

As the population shrinks and competition from overseas stiffens, even the most popular local theater troupes are finding it increasingly difficult to attract new fans at home. So now they’re taking their shows abroad. For example, in April, the all-female Takarazuka Revue Company performed ...

Sep 12, 2013

Big change down under

After the U.S., Australia is Japan's closest security partner. It is hoped that Japan and Australia under Tony Abbott and his new government will deepen their relationship.

Real-world validations of our digital realm

Sep 12, 2013

Real-world validations of our digital realm

by

“We are now living in a super, hyper-extended information society,” says curator Masafumi Fukugawa, “and that idea was the starting point for our new exhibition.” Fukagawa is one of five curators of “Being-in-the-Wired-World,” a group exhibition at Kawasaki City Museum that features eight emerging ...

The tireless patience of a behavioral photographer

Sep 12, 2013

The tireless patience of a behavioral photographer

by

In Wim Wenders’ 1984 film “Paris, Texas,” Walt (Dean Stockwell) picks up his younger brother Travis (Harry Dean Stanton), who had disappeared in the desert four years earlier, to drive him back to Los Angeles. As Walt drives, Travis shows him a weathered picture ...

Activist, filmmaker Landau dies at 77

Sep 12, 2013

Activist, filmmaker Landau dies at 77

Saul Landau, an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work gave an unprecedented glimpse into Fidel Castro’s Cuba, and who co-wrote a riveting account of a Washington assassination linked to Chilean strongman Augusto Pinochet, died Sept. 9 at his home in Alameda, California. He was ...

Balentien ties single-season home run record

Sep 12, 2013

Balentien ties single-season home run record

by

Before facing the Hiroshima Carp, Wladimir Balentien and teammate Ryoji Aikawa decided they were going to go with a high-sock look, or as Balentien put it, “old-school, Sadaharu Oh-style.” He really resembled the Yomiuri Giants legend when he stroked a history-making home run into ...

Bloodied Miyazaki retains minimumweight title

Sep 12, 2013

Bloodied Miyazaki retains minimumweight title

Japan’s Ryo Miyazaki narrowly beat Mexican challenger Jesus Silvestre on points to retain the World Boxing Association minimumweight title in Osaka on Wednesday. The 25-year-old champion had his left eyelid cut when the two banged heads accidentally in the second round and the corner ...

Fujita hat-trick sends Marinos through

Sep 12, 2013

Fujita hat-trick sends Marinos through

Yoshihito Fujita bagged a second-half hat-trick as J. League first division leaders Yokohama F. Marinos cruised past Vanraure Hachinohe 5-1 in the Emperor’s Cup second round on Wednesday. Shingo Hyodo and Manabu Saito also struck for Marinos in the rout of the Tohoku corporate ...

Sep 12, 2013

World judo champion Ono suspended for assaulting teammate

Judo put a damper on Tokyo’s Olympic euphoria as Tenri University said Wednesday a dozen students of its team, including former captain and world champion Shohei Ono, were disciplined for physically abusing underclass teammates. Ono, who won the men’s 73-kg weight class at last ...