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New Ginza Six shopping complex opens in Tokyo's high-end fashion hub

Apr 21, 2017

New Ginza Six shopping complex opens in Tokyo's high-end fashion hub

A new shopping complex opened Thursday at the former site of the Matsuzakaya department store in Tokyo’s Ginza district featuring high-end boutiques and a traditional performing art theater targeting both foreign tourists and domestic customers. The 13-story Ginza Six complex hosts a total of ...

Japanese engineer whose statue was decapitated lauded by Taiwan

Apr 21, 2017

Japanese engineer whose statue was decapitated lauded by Taiwan

Taiwan’s Presidential Office on Wednesday heaped praise on late Japanese civil engineer Yoichi Hatta for his contributions to the island, after his statue was found beheaded over the weekend. Presidential Office spokesman Alex Huang told a news conference that Hatta was an internationally renowned ...

Waseda student becomes youngest to complete Explorers Grand Slam

Apr 21, 2017

Waseda student becomes youngest to complete Explorers Grand Slam

Marin Minamiya, a 20-year-old university student, has completed a challenge known as the Explorers Grand Slam, becoming the youngest person to ascend the “Seven Summits” — the highest peaks on each continent — and conquer the two poles. “I felt how beautiful the Earth ...

Apr 21, 2017

Two pre-dawn temblors rattle Ibaraki

Two earthquakes with preliminary magnitudes of 4.4 and 4.2 struck Ibaraki Prefecture early Thursday, the Meteorological Agency said. The 2:13 a.m. and 4:46 a.m. temblors both originated in the northern part of the prefecture at a depth of about 10 km, registering 4 on ...

Festive cakes fete children

| Apr 21, 2017

Festive cakes fete children

From April 29 to May 7, the Royal Park Hotel is selling six different types of cakes to celebrate Children’s Day on May 5. The six cakes include a whole cake topped with whipped cream, carp streamers and various animals (¥3,780), a roll cake ...

Japan, take pride in 'Your Name.'

| Apr 21, 2017

Japan, take pride in 'Your Name.'

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Two weeks ago, the United States’ box office saw a surprising animated feature take the top spot and generate large amounts of discussion — and memes — on social media. That was Dreamworks’ “The Boss Baby,” starring Alec Baldwin as a dapper, sassy infant. ...

Ichiro slugs first homer in defeat

/ Apr 21, 2017

Ichiro slugs first homer in defeat

Miami’s Ichiro Suzuki on Wednesday homered for the first time this season and did so at Safeco Field, his former home ballpark, although the Marlins squandered an early lead in a 10-5 defeat to the Seattle Mariners. In the finale of a three-game series ...

Monaco, Juventus advance to semifinals

Apr 21, 2017

Monaco, Juventus advance to semifinals

Rising teenage star Kylian Mbappe and resurgent forward Radamel Falcao scored early goals as free-scoring Monaco beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 to reach the Champions League semifinals on Wednesday. Dortmund trailed 3-2 from the first leg of the quarterfinal in Germany and conceded twice inside ...

Westbrook’s 51 not enough for Thunder

/ Apr 21, 2017

Westbrook’s 51 not enough for Thunder

Russell Westbrook put up gaudy numbers on Wednesday night. The Houston Rockets got a more modest performance from James Harden, but a collective scoring effort helped them rally for a 115-111 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder to take a 2-0 lead in the ...

Ducks complete first-round sweep of Flames

/ Apr 21, 2017

Ducks complete first-round sweep of Flames

The big moments were never too big for the Anaheim Ducks in their playoff series win over the Calgary Flames. When Calgary threatened to gain momentum, Anaheim’s leadership and poise prevailed to carry the Ducks to a four-game sweep of the Flames in their ...