May 20, 2016

Residents near planned maglev line sue central government

Residents in areas near the planned route for a high-speed magnetically levitated train and other people sued the government on Friday, demanding that its approval of the Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) project be withdrawn. Some 730 people — 680 residents in Tokyo ...

Idem Paris: Worlds apart and yet so close

Jan 12, 2016

Idem Paris: Worlds apart and yet so close

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Before photography became a relatively affordable pastime at the beginning of the 20th century, lithographic prints were touted as the democratic image-making medium that could reach all classes of society. At the same time, because the design was drawn directly onto stone, it could ...

'24 FPS: JR's Video Exhibition'

Oct 20, 2015

'24 FPS: JR's Video Exhibition'

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Oct. 24-Nov. 29 The Watari-Um (Watari Museum of Contemporary Art) first held an exhibition of the French artist and photographer known as “JR” in 2013. For that show the museum’s exterior was covered with his giant monochrome photographs. This current exhibition displays three new ...

Oct 6, 2015

Man served with another warrant over JR East arsons

A man already under arrest on suspicion of starting a small fire at an East Japan Railway Co. facility in Tokyo was served with another arrest warrant Tuesday over a fire along the tracks at a different location, police said. Izaya Noda, a 42-year-old ...

Typhoon Nangka leaves two dead; 550,000 told to flee

Jul 17, 2015

Typhoon Nangka leaves two dead; 550,000 told to flee

Two died, evacuation orders and recommendations were issued to some 555,000 people, and 32 people sustained injuries of varying degrees nationwide Friday as Typhoon Nangka headed north over Shikoku toward the Chugoku region in western Honshu. The Fire and Disaster Management Agency said that ...