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Sudden stadium shift leaves Rugby World Cup high and dry

Jul 18, 2015

Sudden stadium shift leaves Rugby World Cup high and dry

World Rugby officials are seeking urgent talks with organizers of the 2019 Rugby World Cup following Friday’s surprise announcement that Japan’s proposed new National Stadium won’t be ready in time for the tournament. The 80,000-seat stadium in Tokyo, which will also be the centerpiece ...

China reprimands online companies for spread of sex video

Jul 16, 2015

China reprimands online companies for spread of sex video

Sex may sell, but a steamy video purportedly taken inside a Uniqlo fitting room in Beijing is giving the clothing retailer some uncomfortable attention. Online searches for the Japanese clothing brand soared this week after the viral spread of the video apparently showing a ...

Tokyo Olympics' national stadium mutates into a meme

Jul 16, 2015

Tokyo Olympics' national stadium mutates into a meme

Due to its high price tag and controversial design, the New National Stadium, slated to host events of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, has received a lot of heat this year. A meme emerged in which netizens vented their discontent ... and showed off their ...

Jul 16, 2015

Thailand doing all it can for refugees

I deeply regret that the column “Rohingya Refugee crisis shames Southeast Asia” by Pavin Chachavalpongpun in the May 22 edition does very little to contribute to putting the issue in its proper perspective. Nothing is gained by passing the blame or engaging in naming ...

Jul 16, 2015

Help Greece by giving them the Olympics, permanently

How about this partial solution for the Greek crisis and for economies worldwide: Give the Olympics back to Greece. Greece started the Olympics, let’s give it back to them and save billions of yen in the process. The Japan Times on July 9 reported ...

Jul 16, 2015

The true lesson of Sugihara's heroism missed

Almost every summer the newspaper regales us again with commemorative stories about the humanitarian heroism of Chiune Sugihara (“Chiune Sugihara: man of conscience,” July 12). I suppose it usually happens during the summer months as a way of eulogizing him on the anniversary of ...

| Jul 13, 2015

Let's discuss safety on trains

There were calls for security checks to be instituted on users of bullet trains nationwide after a self-immolation on Tuesday left the perpetrator and one other passenger dead, and two people seriously injured.

Singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu charms audience at Milan expo

Jul 13, 2015

Singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu charms audience at Milan expo

Pop singer and fashion model Kyary Pamyu Pamyu gave a special live performance Saturday as part of a Japan Day event at the food-themed Expo Milano. The singer, an icon of Japan’s kawaii (cute) culture, performed “Ninja Re Bang Bang” and “Tsukema Tsukeru,” drawing ...